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Warrant issued for five-star WR implicated in UGA dorm theft

iPhone theft

A couple of days later, we now have a name to go with the accusation.

Monday it was reported that an unidentified 2016 football recruit was the prime suspect in the burglary of a Georgia dorm. The player, who was staying with a pair of Bulldog football players during a camp, allegedly stole a wallet with cash and a pair of credit cards in it as well as an iPhone 5 out of the room of two female Bulldog athletes.

It was initially reported that the player likely wasn’t facing an arrest or extradition because he was a juvenile from out of state. That turned out to not be the case as multiple media outlets Wednesday reported that Darnell Salomon, the recruit in question, has a warrant out for his arrest in connection to the incident.

It’s believed the charge will be of the misdemeanor variety.

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

It’s unclear at this point whether Salomon plans to turn himself in to fight the charges. According to the police report, UGA Police Sgt. Dale Parrish of the notified Salomon’s mother that a warrant had been taken and the procedure for turning himself into the Athens-Clarke County Sherriff’s Office.

The 17-year-old Salomon’s high school football coach proclaimed his player’s innocence.

“When the facts in the case come out we’re all sure Darnell Salomon will be cleared of all charges,” Hialeah (Fla.) Champagnat Catholic Mike Tunsil told 247Sports.com in a statement.

That same recruiting website lists Salomon as a five-star prospect and the No. 3 wide receiver in the Class of 2016. The same holds true for Scout.com.

The 6-2, 186-pound high schooler holds scholarship offers from a veritable who’s who of the college football elite: Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Notre Dame, South Carolina Tennessee and USC just to name a few.

Salomon has yet to verbally commit to any school, although he still has two seasons worth of high school football to get through. Well, that and this legal hiccup.

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15 Responses to “Warrant issued for five-star WR implicated in UGA dorm theft”
  1. seminolez says: Jul 23, 2014 4:22 PM

    here comes the offer from auburn

  2. wadaea says: Jul 23, 2014 4:34 PM

    Why does everyone think because auburn can take the trash you recruit and turn them into productive human beings it is a bad thig…its the culturn at georgia that keeps attracting criminals and they are arrested before they even enroll now!!

  3. packerbadger says: Jul 23, 2014 4:37 PM

    SEC?

  4. dhardy8207 says: Jul 23, 2014 4:40 PM

    Not sure how this would be a misdemeanor, even if the iphone5 was not new its value could still be over $500.oo.

    Anyhoo, would have hated to have been his mother and got that call….

  5. packerbadger says: Jul 23, 2014 4:51 PM

    With the exception of Vanderbilt; this guy was a shoe-in for at least a 3.4 gpa in the SEC.

  6. packerbadger says: Jul 23, 2014 4:53 PM

    01
    Days without an arrest

  7. seanb20124 says: Jul 23, 2014 5:01 PM

    Burglary is a misdemeanor in Georgia???

  8. floridacock says: Jul 23, 2014 5:18 PM

    Now he is certain to be signed by UGA!

  9. swampcannons says: Jul 23, 2014 5:54 PM

    Something tells me this isn’t the first phone call his mother has gotten. It’s probably more annoying to her than telemarketers @ this point.

  10. onbucky96 says: Jul 23, 2014 6:15 PM

    Behold, the purity of SEC Football.

  11. Straight Cash Homie says: Jul 23, 2014 6:52 PM

    The kid hasn’t committed to any school yet. So to all you people saying now this school or that school will pick him up, I hope he commits to your team so we can all laugh as you try to defend that he’s a good person, it was a misunderstanding, and whatnot. Chumps.

  12. microbrewuga says: Jul 23, 2014 7:02 PM

    Man, talk about piling on!!!!! I know all the comments are just good natured fun, so, yes, can’t wait to see who he eventually signs with. I can probably guess who it WILL NOT be.

  13. longtallsam says: Jul 23, 2014 9:08 PM

    packerbadger says: Jul 23, 2014 4:51 PM

    With the exception of Vanderbilt; this guy was a shoe-in for at least a 3.4 gpa in the SEC.

    Shoe-in??? What the heck is a shoe-in? Is that a new shoe store chain, because I have seen it about four times this week on CFT. I think the word you guys are looking for is shoo-in.

  14. mfinneran says: Jul 23, 2014 9:08 PM

    Another thug, when will you people learn?

  15. marooncat79 says: Jul 24, 2014 7:10 AM

    Dont blame me, Vegas set the odds

    Auburn: 3:1

    TOSU: 5:2

    Luhlvuhl: 4:1. It has been reported that Bobby P has said that he is unsure of the players motives or the odds might change

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