Deion Bonner, Marquise Hawkins Named UGA Locker Room iPod Raid Suspects

Georgia football continues its assault on the nation's funny pages, with seven players becoming the victims of an iPod bandit on the loose.

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Deion Bonner's Twitter Led UGA Police To Stolen iPods Somehow

Deion Bonner really doesn't seem like college material, guys. In pretty much any other instance, you'd keep innocent-until-proven-guilty in mind, but I'd say the evidence presented on his own Twitter account [now disabled!] is sufficient for me. Remember how Bonner and company (The Bonner Party) visited the Georgia Bulldogs facility on April 7, with iPods and iPhones turning up missing from the team's locker room immediately after?

On April 7, Bonner tweeted "uga today" in the morningfollowed by "wanna sell this ipod" later that night. He also mentions it being an 8 gigabyte model, that there's nothing wrong with it, and that he's selling it because he has an extra.

Still don't get what's so hard to understand about Twitter being public. If you're going to steal from very well-known people who conduct their daily business in a town known for extremely eager law enforcement, be sure to post about it on LinkedIn, not Twitter.

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Deion Bonner To Be Suspended By Carver High Coach Dell McGee After UGA Theft Arrest

Deion Bonner, the biggest name among the three young men allegedly involved in the heist of iPods and iPhones from the Georgia Bulldogs football locker room on April 7, will be suspended at least five games in the 2011 Carver High season, coach Dell McGee tells the Athens Banner-Herald’s Marc Weiszer. The other two players — Marquise Watkins and an unnamed youth — will receive the same punishment.

McGee also says he expects the other schools recruiting Bonner to proceed, albeit with caution, though he acknowledges Bonner’s chances of being offered a UGA scholarship have likely vanished.

The best part of this story has been reading Auburn and Florida fans merrily reciting “THUGA!”, as if they aren’t aware Bonner was being recruited by half the SEC and is not actually a Georgia football player. Carry on!

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Deion Bonner, Marquise Hawkins, Other UGA Football Recruit Booked Into Jail Monday Morning

Georgia Bulldogs football recruits Deion Bonner, Marquise Hawkins, and a mystery man were booked into jail at 9:10 am Monday morning, the Athens Banner-Herald’s Marc Weiszer reports.

The three are football players from Carver High School in Columbus, Georgia who are suspected of stealing iPods and iPhones from UGA’s Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall locker room on April 7. They were there as “guests of the football program” during Football Faculty Appreciation Day. Most of the stolen goods were found, but the iPhones had already been moved to new hands.

It’s safe to say the three young men will need to find new schools to play their college football for.

Hawkins is the twin brother of Marqui Hawkins, who's listed as a six-foot-one 2013 QB/ATH by Scout. Rivals lists Bonner as a five-foot-11 2012 CB with offers from seven other schools, including Alabama, Auburn, and South Carolina.

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Marquise Hawkins, Deion Bonner, Other UGA Football Recruit Named As Locker Raid Suspects

As announced yesterday by University of Georgia police chief Jimmy Williamson, three suspects have been named in the case of the missing iPods. Three football recruits — Marquise Hawkins, Deion Bonner, and an unnamed Carver-Columbus High football player — have been named in warrants in connection with the April 7 Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall locker room robbery.

No, the unnamed soldier wasn’t Isaiah Crowell. These are all class of 2012 or 2013 recruits. Plus Crowell was very visible in Sanford Stadium during the team’s Saturday G-Day Game. Rest easy. Bizarre UGA sports stories haven’t gone that far off the rails yet.

Hawkins is the twin brother of Marqui Hawkins, who's listed as a six-foot-one 2013 QB/ATH by Scout. Rivals lists Bonner as a five-foot-11 2012 CB with offers from seven other schools, including Alabama, Auburn, and South Carolina. And then there's that other cat, a 16-year-old.

Stay tuned for more on this increasingly confounding story. Wally Butts wouldn’a stood for this, y’all.

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Three Suspects In UGA Locker Room iPod Raid Are Football Recruits

University of Georgia police chief Jimmy Williamson has confirmed his force is looking for two adults and a juvenile from Columbus, Georgia in connection with the April 7 Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall iPod looting. They also say they’ll release names on Monday, which could immediately get very interesting.

Dawgs247.com reports Williamson called the suspects “football recruits,” not students or faculty members. The latter would’ve made more sense, as the event during which the electronics went missing was indeed Football Faculty Appreciation Day.

Football recruits from Columbus — that could be any number of players, but whichever trio is named is going to have a lot of explaining to do to any of the other schools to which they’re being recruited (besides Ole Miss). Williamson also said most of the stolen items, except for the iPhones, were recovered in a sweep of a Columbus house.

Have you ever heard of recruits stealing from a school during a recruiting trip? Would you like to bet these kids had made trips to Auburn before they came to Athens? A young man could get confused about how these things work, after all.

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Seven Georgia Football Players Report Stolen Electronics After Faculty Event

Georgia Bulldogs football hosted a Football Faculty Appreciation Day last Thursday, with police confirming Monday reports of $1,330 worth of electronics being stolen from player lockers during the event. The afflicted players -- Alec OgletreeKenarious GatesJamel Allen, Abry Jones, Jordan Love, Rhett McGowan, and Shawn Williams --  were unharmed but presumably shaken by the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall locker room thief.

This event could've only happened at Georgia, though I'm shocked to discover it didn't involve Washaun Ealey. Wait a second ... they haven't caught the intruder yet. I'm told Caleb King is on the case, however*.

The brand-new facility's tight security system, which can be viewed in this video, was dialed down for the event. The items gone missing were reportedly "all electronics," with multiple iPods and iPhones among the haul. Watch that video again, seriously, because there were tons and tons of Apple products in it. Could all just be a misunderstanding, as one could be fooled into thinking Apple electronics are the equivalent of tissue paper in Butts-Mehre.

* - I'm 99.9 percent certain Ealey, King, and all other UGA football players are innocent in this case.

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