An arrest warrant has been issued for a University of Georgia prospect accused of stealing a wallet and a cell phone from a dorm room.
Campus police issued a warrant for Darnell Salomon, a 5-star recruiting prospect for several colleges as an high school sophomore wide receiver, on charges of burglary. The warrant stems from a theft reported by two unidentified female athletes at UGA. Police said someone stole a wallet containing cash and credit cards and an iPhone 5 out of their dormitory. Preliminary investigations revealed that Salomon was the prime suspect in the case and now it appears that police are preparing to pursue prosecution against him in connection with the thefts.
The matter, however, is a bit complicated. Salomon doesn’t live in Georgia and a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution stated that it’s “unclear” if Salomon is preparing to turn himself over to authorities or fight any potential extradition orders stemming from the issuing of the warrant. Salomon currently lives in Hialeh, Florida where he plays wide receiver for Champagnat Catholic High School. His high school coach issued a statement in praise of his player stating, “When the facts in the case come out, we’re all sure Darnell Salomon will be cleared of all charges.”
This, however, is sure to disrupt his potential recruitment into college football. UGA wasn’t the only program interested in drafting Salomon to their team. He also has scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Notre Dame, USC and many others and he still has two more seasons of high school football to finish.