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Five-star recruit facing felony ‘denies the charges’

Darnell Salomon

There’s been yet another development in a situation involving a highly-rated member of the Class of 2016.

Earlier today it was reported that a warrant had been issued for the arrest of 17-year-old Darnell Salomon.  The five-star wide receiver has been accused of stealing items — iPhone 5, credit cards, cash — from a dorm room on the Georgia campus while he attended an UGA football camp.

In a statement sent to Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald, Salomon’s attorney did the expected and proclaimed his client’s innocence.  He also said he is working with authorities in Georgia to have his client, who lives in Florida, turn himself in on the warrant.

“Darnell and his family were informed of the issuance of a warrant for his arrest earlier today. Since that time our office has been in contact with the Athens-Clarke County Sheriff’s Office and the Athens-Clarke County District Attorney’s Office. We are currently working in cooperation with these officials to arrange his surrender. Our client denies the charges presented against him. Darnell and his family wish to thank those who have offered words of encouragement and support during this difficult time.”

I should also point out that I received some bad information earlier today — the charge Salomon is facing is a felony, not a misdemeanor as I had previously been told.

It’s unclear how this incident and the charge will impact the recruitment of Salomon, who holds more than a dozen offers from high-profile schools such as Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Tennessee and USC.

(Photo credit: Rivals.com)

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11 Responses to “Five-star recruit facing felony ‘denies the charges’”
  1. bigdinla says: Jul 23, 2014 9:17 PM

    Well I doubt UGA would risk a 5 star recruit without solid evidence.

  2. onlyoneleft says: Jul 23, 2014 9:34 PM

    You can bet that Auburn and SC will still take him.

  3. liverpoolred04 says: Jul 23, 2014 9:59 PM

    And make him a stud.

  4. ningenito78 says: Jul 23, 2014 10:02 PM

    Gonna go out on a limb and assume that Georgia scholarship is probably off the table.

  5. patriottony says: Jul 24, 2014 4:58 AM

    The new star of the CHICKEN COACH offense in columbia sc….seeing as how the OBC lost 8 of his 24 recruit class to academic failure and junior college.

  6. jonkybon says: Jul 24, 2014 9:10 AM

    11 Jailcocks and over 20 felony charges:

    The worst was three or 4 years ago Angelo Watley was arrested on five counts of terrorism. While still a member of the Gamecock team and awaiting trial, he was arrested on three counts of B&E

    Moe Thompson and Kevin Mainord were arrested for breaking into multiple girls dorms, while the girls were sleeping and steeling jewelry, TV’s, comps, etc.

    David Smith was arrested for B&E

    Syvelle Newton, Freddy Saint-Something and Woodly Telfort for stealing computers and other electronics from the University

    Remember Demetrius Summers and “Fun and Gun”?

    Speaking of guns, Kenny Miles on shooting himself and filing a false police report to cover his drug business

    Drugs? How about the multiple arrests of Victor Hamptom. I believe the only one that was a felony was the assault on a Police Officer.

    Then there is that turd in SF, Culliver with his brass knuckles.

    These are just the felonies I can remember off the top of my head and don’t include recruits that went to jail before Slurrier actually had them on a LOI.

  7. gatiger says: Jul 24, 2014 9:16 AM

    Let’s don’t convict the kid just yet. Richt may very well withdraw his offer but if he does not, I would like to think its because he believes he can have a positive impact on the kid……The kid having mad skills may also contribute.

  8. wadaea says: Jul 24, 2014 10:11 AM

    Too bad he’s not a FSU recruit. He would be out of college before the Tallahassee police would investigate…
    I still think it’s funny the way people on these post look at Auburn when it comes to turning your criminal recruits into productive people

  9. whenwilliteverend says: Jul 24, 2014 2:00 PM

    He’ll fit right in with those SEC schools where getting arrested is a prerequisite to making the team.

  10. trdiii says: Jul 24, 2014 3:58 PM

    “It’s unclear how this incident and the charge will impact the recruitment of Salomon, who holds more than a dozen offers from high-profile schools such as Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Tennessee and USC.”

    If history is any indication, not very much.

  11. krabklusterklepto says: Jul 25, 2014 12:29 AM

    @jonkybon
    Look up the definition of “Terroristic threat” and “Terrorist”, have someone read them to you slowly, maybe you’ll realize they’re not the same thing.

    Funny how your “jailcock” rant doesn’t say a single word about Clemson’s long history of beating, assaulting and raping women, slip you mind for a second?

    Joe Craig-Arrested for assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. He beat a female with a towel rod.

    Xavier Littleberry-Arrested for assault and battery involving a woman. He took it easy the next time and stuck to exposing himself to a female hotel employee

    Jamie Cumbie-Arrested for assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, surprisingly it wasn’t a woman.

    Jamie Harper-Arrested for assaulting his girlfriend

    DeAndre McDaniel-Arrested for assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. Choked his girlfriend, punched her in the head and chest and threw her down a flight of stairs.

    Cortney Vincent -DUI and simple assault of his girlfriend.

    Kenzil Jackson-Charged with two counts of attempted rape, one count of aggravated sexual battery and one count of penetration with an inanimate object.

    Terry Smith-Clemson’s career receiving leader, was shot and killed by police who found him attacking his estranged wife with a kitchen knife, authorities said Saturday.

    Not gonna bother listing petty larceny/drug crimes, this list says enough.

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