UGA football players kicked off team amid theft accusations

ATHENS, Ga.,None — Three University of Georgia football players have been kicked off of the team for allegedly stealing money from their locker room, sources tell Channel 2 Action News.

Channel 2's Jeff Dore went to Athens to confirm whether the young men – some consider to be three of the team's most promising players – were dismissed for allegedly stealing $500 from their locker room.

Although UGA officials did not give any specifics on what prompted the decision, they did confirm that Nick Marshall of Rochelle, Ga., Chris Sanders of Tucker, Ga. and Sanford Seay of Leesburg, Ga. were dismissed "for violation of team rules."

In a news release about the matter, UGA football team coach Mark Richt stated "part of our job is helping them learn from mistakes. We are committed to assisting them find opportunities where they can continue their education."

Meanwhile, students expressed their disappointment with the young players found in the center of the campus scandal.

"I think that it is discouraging that people that have any future in athletics would do something to compromise that, to say the least," said Ashley Nicole Sharer.

Another student, Samantha Baker, echoed her sentiments, saying: "It is unfortunate for (those players) because they could have had successful careers. They're talented guys, but when you make stupid decisions, you get consequences."