Former UGA football standout arrested on rape charge

Bacarri Rambo was booked into the Athens-Clarke County Jail late Monday night with no bond.
Bacarri Rambo was booked into the Athens-Clarke County Jail late Monday night with no bond.

Credit: JOHNNY CRAWFORD / JCRAWFORD@AJC.

Credit: JOHNNY CRAWFORD / JCRAWFORD@AJC.

A former University of Georgia football standout and NFL player has been arrested on a rape charge in Athens.

Bacarri Jamon Rambo, 29, was booked into the Athens-Clarke County Jail late Monday night with no bond, jail records show.

His attorney, Kim Stephens of Athens, told AJC.com that the arrest stems from an incident between Rambo and a 21-year-old woman that occurred Friday night at an Athens residence.

The accuser is a UGA student, according to police.

“Basically she says she didn’t consent to intercourse to some degree and he says that she did,” Stephens said.

Rambo met with police on Saturday and turned himself into authorities on Monday, according to his lawyer.

Bacarri Jamon Rambo
Bacarri Jamon Rambo

Credit: Clarke County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Clarke County Sheriff's Office

“He cooperated with police when they came out,” Stephens said. “It's been a fast turnaround. They didn't wait for any scientific evidence to come back or anything before they took warrants.”

Three witnesses are listed in an incident report obtained Tuesday by AJC.com.

Rambo was an All-American safety at Georgia, where he started three of his four years. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in 2013 and played with the Miami Dolphins before ending his NFL career with the Buffalo Bills in the 2017 preseason.

He was a graduate assistant coach with the UGA football program for the last two seasons. However, Georgia officials say Rambo has not been employed by the school since the Bulldogs played Baylor in the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day.

He is currently enrolled as a student at UGA, where he is completing work toward a degree, according to Stephens.

“Right now we’re just trying to get a bond hearing set,” he said.

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