Receiver Uriah LeMay transferring from Georgia

semerson@macon.comMay 13, 2014 

ATHENS - Last year there were two LeMay brothers on the Georgia football team. Now both have departed.

Uriah LeMay, a freshman receiver who redshirted last season, is transferring, the team announced on Tuesday afternoon. The news comes five months after his brother Christian, a backup quarterback, transferred to Jacksonville State.

Uriah LeMay was one of four Georiga players arrested in March on charges of double-dipping scholarship checks from UGA. The other three players - James Deloach, Tray Matthews and John Taylor - were charged with double-cashing their own checks. LeMay was charged with double-cashing the check of a teammate.

No suspensions or discipline have been announced, and the players continued to participate in spring practice. Georgia head coach Mark Richt cited playing time in a statement about LeMay's departure.

"Uriah made the decision in order to have a better opportunity for playing time," Richt said in a statement. "He has our best wishes in achieving all his goals as a student and athlete."

LeMay was buried on the crowded depth chart this spring, though he did have a decent G-Day game, hauling in three catches for 60 yards, including a touchdown. Opportunity does exist after this season, when senior starters Michael Bennett and Chris Conley will run out of eligibility, and redshirt junior Malcolm Mitchell will also be draft-eligible.

However, Richt confirmed on Monday night that Brendan Langley, who started four games at cornerback last year, is moving to receiver.

LeMay is still facing the four misdemeanor charges of theft by deception, and is due to be arraigned, along with the other four players, next month. UGA police chief Jimmy Williamson said in March that LeMay is charged with taking his roommate's check, which had already been posted via mobile banking, and then taking the check and cashing it a local convenience store.

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