ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia sophomore tight end Ty Flournoy-Smith turned himself in to the Athens Clarke-County jail on Friday night in response to a misdemeanor charge of filing a false police report regarding his textbooks being stolen, according to UGA police.
Flournoy-Smith was booked at 10:56 p.m. and released at 12:41 a.m. on $1,000 bond, according to jail records.
According to UGA police chief Jimmy Williamson, Flournoy-Smith recently reported the theft of his books, and police found that report was not true.
“He came to the police department, met with a police officer and told him this whole story about the books being stolen,” Williamson said. “We had investigators looking into it like we do any theft that's reported to the police. And it was determined through the investigation that the books has never been stolen. He has actually sold them to a company here in town. So he was charged with filing a false police report.”
Williamson said it was believed that Flournoy-Smith’s actions were “to meet whatever he needed to meet with athletics to show he didn't have them. Whatever the reason was with them, I don't know.”
Police notified Flournoy-Smith, 19, of the charge and “as soon as we made him aware of it, he took himself out to the jail,” Williamson said.
Flournoy-Smith tweeted, “You live, and you learn,” soon after being released from the jail early Saturday morning.