Former UGA football standout granted bond after rape arrest

Former University of Georgia football standout and NFL player Bacarri Rambo was granted bond Monday following his arrest on a charge of rape.

Rambo, 29, is accused of assaulting a 21-year-old UGA student June 12 at an Athens apartment. His attorney, Kim Stephens of Athens, has said the two were familiar and disagree about consenting to “intercourse to some degree.”

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Rambo’s bond was set at $20,000 when he appeared Monday morning in Athens-Clarke County Superior Court, according to his attorney.

He is banned from Clarke County except for visits to his attorney or medical reasons, and he may not have any contact with the accuser or with three witnesses in the case.

Rambo, who has been in the county jail since his June 15 arrest, intends to post bond by the end of the day, Stephens said. He had not been released as of noon. 

An All-American safety at Georgia, Rambo 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 past two seasons. However, Georgia officials said Rambo has not been employed by the school since the Bulldogs played Baylor in the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day.

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

Stephens had petitioned the court for a $10,000 bond, citing Rambo’s lack of criminal record and low flight risk, while the state asked for $40,000, he said. A judge settled on the $20,000 security bond.

“We’re confident that justice will be served,” Stephens said.

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