By Joe Johnson
A former University of Georgia All-American football player was recently indicted for a rape that allegedly occurred last summer.
Bacarri Jamon Rambo, 31, played for the UGA Bulldogs from 2009 through 2012 and spent several years in the NFL.
According to Athens-Clarke County police, an investigation had been conducted into the alleged rape of a 21-year-old UGA student that occurred early the morning of June 13, 2020 at Georgia Heights Apartments in downtown Athens.
Rambo was arrested for rape that same day and was released from custody nine days later, upon posting a $20,000 bond, according to court records.
The Western Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office on Sept. 21 of this year presented the case to a grand jury, which voted to indict Rambo on the rape charge.
“We were shocked that the DA presented the case to the grand jury and that the grand jury indicted the case,” said Rambo’s defense attorney Kim T. Stephens, who said that his client and the alleged victim had “consensual relations between two consenting adults.”
The attorney added, “There is no question that if the case is tried by a jury that he will be found not guilty, but hopefully we can set things straight before it gets to that point.”
Rambo shares Georgia’s all-time interceptions record of 16.
He was named a first-team All-American following his junior season in 2011.
The former safety was a sixth-round NFL draft pick of the Washington Redskins in 2013, spending two seasons with that franchise before moving on to Buffalo.
Rambo spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons with the Bills before going to Miami in 2016. He went back to Buffalo in June 2017 but two months the team cut him, ending his NFL career.
Rambo returned to UGA in 2018 when head coach Kirby Smart brought him onto his staff as an intern, and his Wikipedia page indicates Rambo is currently a defensive backs coach.
He remained free on bond and is scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 25.