- Arik Gilbert was arrested in Lincoln, NE. suspected of burglary on August 29
- The dual transfer is currently awaiting an eligibility decision from the NCAA.
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Arik Gilbert was arrested for the second time in three weeks, this time in Georgia, for burglary by breaking and entering and obstructing officers.
According to Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office arrest records, the 21-year-old was arrested Friday.
This is the second time in three weeks that Gilbert has been arrested. He was jailed on August 29 in Lincoln, NE. suspected of burglary after police received a report of a break-in at a store.
Security video has since been released showing a suspect, believed to be Gilbert, attempting to force his way into SJ’s liquor and vape store.
Police responded shortly before 2 a.m. on August 29 and found a glass door broken by large pieces of cement from the parking lot.
Nebraska tight end Arik Gilbert was arrested Friday for the second time in three weeks.
Gilbert is now at his third school; departure, transfer to Georgia before arriving in Nebraska
Police were outside the store as Gilbert attempted to leave before arresting him on August 29.
Nebraska head coach Matt Rhule said last month that Gilbert has been working on life issues
They saw Gilbert heading towards the exit with a bag. That bag contained stolen vaping products, Delta 8, cigars and lighters worth a total of $1,672.07, and damage to the business was estimated at $650, police said.
Gilbert, a sophomore from Marietta, Ga., was a five-star recruit who was a top tight end prospect and the 2019 Gatorade National Player of the Year.
He recently transferred from the University of Georgia and is still awaiting a decision on his eligibility from the NCAA given that he is a dual transfer.
Gilbert first played at LSU, where he started eight games in 2020 and was named to the All-SEC Freshman Team after catching 35 passes for 368 yards.
He transferred to Georgia and missed the 2021 season. He played in three games for the Bulldogs last season, catching two passes for 16 yards and a touchdown.
Gilbert is still listed as a University of Nebraska player on the team’s official website. He was named to the Spring Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.
After his arrest last month, Nebraska coach Matt Rhule said, “When we took Arik in, we knew we had a good group of people who could help him with some of the issues he’s facing in his life.”
“(We) had been really proud of the work he had done in the spring and summer. To be honest, during the camp he had some difficulties. He worked to overcome them.
The Cornhuskers have yet to make a comment of any kind regarding this latest incident.