UGA football players offered pretrial in misdemeanor theft case

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ATHENS COUNTY, Ga - Four University of Georgia football players were in court Thursday morning after being charged with misdemeanor theft by deception in March.

The players were accused of depositing stipend checks to their mobile phone banking apps, then immediately cashing them at a convenience store afterwards, cashing them twice.

Tray Matthews, Jonathan Taylor, James DeLoach and Uriah LeMay were offered a pre-trial intervention program.

Officials say the program is run through the probation office. If they complete the program, the charges they face will be dropped.