Georgia football player Rara Thomas charged with false imprisonment

Wide receiver Rara Thomas (0) runs during a game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Georgia Bulldogs on November 12, 2022 at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, MS. (Photo by Chris McDill/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

A wide receiver who recently transferred to the University of Georgia from Mississippi State was jailed in Athens on Monday on felony and misdemeanor charges.

Rodarius "Rara" Thomas was booked at around 4 a.m. on a felony charge of false imprisonment and a misdemeanor count of family violence battery, according to Clarke County jail records.

Jail records showed Thomas was arrested by University of Georgia police. Other details were not immediately available, and it was not immediately known if Thomas had an attorney who could speak for him.

Rara Thomas (Clarke County Sheriff's Office)

Thomas, who is from Eufaula, Alabama, was Mississippi State’s leading receiver last season, with 626 receiving yards on 44 catches and seven touchdowns. In December he announced his transfer to Georgia, which won its second straight national championship on Jan. 9.