Brini has not played this season and appeared headed for a redshirt. He was a three-star prospect out of Mater Academy Charter in Miami Gardens, Fla.
There has been no official word from UGA or the team yet on Brini’s arrest and his status going forward.
By rule, any UGA athlete is immediately suspended upon a felony arrest, per the student-athlete handbook. Their status going forward is then reviewed by a committee in the athletic department, the handbook stipulates.
This is the seventh known arrest for a Georgia player this calendar year, and the third since the SEC championship game. Linebacker Natrez Patrick and receiver Jayson Stanley were arrested on misdemeanor marijuana charges after a traffic stop hours after the championship. Stanley was also arrested for DUI and speeding.
Georgia’s handbook would call for a dismissal for a third marijuana arrest, but head coach Kirby Smart has not yet confirmed that in Patrick’s case.
A UGA spokesman said Wednesday that there was “no info yet” on the status of either Patrick or Brini.