UGA Bulldog Tray Bishop Arrested for Felony Eavesdropping

ATHENS — A Georgia football player was arrested earlier this week on charges of felony eavesdropping/surveillance as a result of an incident that allegedly occurred last fall.

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Detravion “Tray” Bishop, a redshirt freshman defensive back from Dawson, Ga., was booked into Athens-Clarke County Jail at 12:25 p.m. on Wednesday and released less than an hour later on $5,700 bond. The arrest came after UGA Police began investigating a complaint made by a woman on April 28, who told authorities that Bishop recorded a sex act without her permission on Nov. 5, 2017. That was the Sunday after Georgia played South Carolina.

“The complainant wished to report that there was a student going around showing people a sex tape of her … without her consent,” the police report said. “… A subsequent investigation into this incident led us into determining that the crime of unlawful eavesdropping occurred on [Nov. 5]. The investigation showed that Detravion Bishop had recorded [victim’s name] inside his dorm room without her permission and without her knowledge.”

A warrant was signed by Athens-Clarke County Magistrate Judge Patricia Barron on Tuesday, and Bishop was contacted by police at 4:08 that afternoon. He turned himself into jail the next day.

Georgia football leadership is aware of the situation.

“Certainly it’s disappointing when a player or any other young person under our charge is arrested, and we don’t condone any illegal or improper behavior,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said through a UGA spokesman Friday. “That being said, university policies are being followed. We are investigating the matter and it’s important that we gather all information relevant to the situation before we determine what policies may come into play. Then we can take appropriate action if necessary.”

Bishop did not play for the Bulldogs last season. Primarily a quarterback at Terrell County High School, he was redshirted while making the transition to defensive back. He was competing for playing time at safety during spring drills.

Bishop was named a U.S. Army All-American after his senior season at Terrell County, where he also qualified for the state championships as a sprinter. He was the subject of a Next Generation profile last May.

Bishop (6-foot-3, 210 pounds) had 3 tackles for the Red team in the G-Day Game last month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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