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Georgia TE arrested for falsely reporting a crime

Ty Flournoy-Smith, Ken Malcome, Alexander Ogletree AP

There are the usual offseason run-ins with law enforcement, and then there’s, well, this.

Per multiple outlets, Georgia tight end Ty Flournoy-Smith was arrested Friday night and charged with falsely reporting a crime.

The crime? His textbooks were stolen.

The problem? His textbooks weren’t stolen.

The reason? He sold them back to a bookstore.

(Joke’s on him. He probably got 1/10th of what he originally paid for them.) 

“He went through this whole story of his books being stolen,” University of Georgia police chief Jimmy Williamson told the Athens Banner-Herald. “We started looking into it and it was determined that the books were not stolen. He had taken his own books down to a local book buying company and sold them back to them.”

Smith apparently had to file a report as part of a process with the athletic department to explain the lost books. It didn’t work, and he was booked into the Clarke County jail at 10:56 p.m Friday. He was later released on $1,000 bond.

Georgia has not yet commented on the situation and no action has been taken in the matter.

Smith played in eight games last season, but did not record a reception.

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15 Responses to “Georgia TE arrested for falsely reporting a crime”
  1. jmb795 says: Feb 23, 2013 10:55 AM

    He had probably memorized the contents and didn’t need the books anymore.

  2. jason1214 says: Feb 23, 2013 11:20 AM

    I’d say I’m surprised….but I’m not.

  3. bobulated says: Feb 23, 2013 11:45 AM

    How ’bout dem Dwags!

  4. jason1214 says: Feb 23, 2013 11:53 AM

    That was good! Perhaps he’s heard about books on cd? : )

  5. palmbeachbuckeye says: Feb 23, 2013 12:02 PM

    S-E-C, S-E-C, S-E-C….

  6. jason1214 says: Feb 23, 2013 12:08 PM

    Really? Tattoo-gate ring a bell?

  7. imaduffer says: Feb 23, 2013 12:17 PM

    I wonder how much he got for used coloring books and a subscription to Weekly reader?

  8. palmbeachbuckeye says: Feb 23, 2013 12:26 PM

    @JASON…. at least OSU atheltes sell items that belong to them FOR A PROFIT. This loser sold his textbooks for a loss and then filed a police report. Big Ten = Smarter than SEC.

  9. Deb says: Feb 23, 2013 1:06 PM

    @palmbeachbuckeye …

    How do you know he sold his textbooks for a loss? Just because Kercheval joked that was probably the case doesn’t mean that was actually the case. No, this guy isn’t too bright. But you’re not that sharp, either, if you take a joking aside from an article and repeat it as fact.

  10. dirtydrew says: Feb 23, 2013 1:07 PM

    His stats indicate he should start hitting the books.

  11. palmbeachbuckeye says: Feb 23, 2013 6:38 PM

    Deb… you have a lot of hidden anger and hostility…. maybe you find something meaningful to occupy your life.

  12. Deb says: Feb 23, 2013 9:13 PM

    @palmbeachbuckeye …

    You mean something meaningful like going to football blogs and posting about how Big Ten players are smarter than SEC players? Yeah … ROFL … you SEC-obsessed twats seem to have found tremendous fulfillment.

    Honey, the anger and hostility is in the poor lil boys who get their rocks off by calling all the players from the better teams and conference stupid. I couldn’t be more amused … and nothing about that is hidden 😀

  13. pb420 says: Feb 23, 2013 10:27 PM

    It’s gonna be hilarious seeing the comments of buckeye fans when tOSU will NOT go undefeated when it actually matters. They will lose to a lesser B1G opponent next season and you can go ahead and book it. There’s a big fat bullseye on buckeye nation and having Urban isn’t going to change that.

  14. grillkicker says: Feb 24, 2013 5:53 PM

    typical UGA…always a solid contender for Fulmer Cup championship…

  15. gbditka says: Feb 24, 2013 9:40 PM


    If you’re scared….you’re scared!

    “The football games scheduled for 2020 and 2021 between Georgia and Ohio State have been called off.

    Ohio State recently informed UGA that it is exercising its right to cancel the games, which had been set up in a memorandum of understanding between the schools in December 2010.”

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