Former Dolphins S Bacarri Rambo Arrested on Rape Charge

Bacarri Rambo

Getty Bacarri Rambo attempts to break up a carry against the Ravens in December 2016.

Former NFL safety Bacarri Rambo has been arrested and is facing a rape charge, according to Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald. The former All-American from the University of Georgia was accused by a 21-year-old student who said she did not consent to a sexual encounter with Rambo.

Rambo is currently incarcerated at Athens-Clarke County Jail, where he was booked at 10:02 p.m. on Monday night. According to OnlineAthens.com, the police responded to a call on Saturday at 1:17 a.m. from the Georgia Heights apartments downtown, where Rambo’s address is listed. He is currently awaiting approval for a bond hearing.

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Bacarri Rambo’s Collegiate & NFL Career

A Georgia standout, Rambo still holds the record at the school for most career interceptions, with 16. Distinguished an All-American as a junior, he was also named First-Team All-SEC in 2011, and Second-Team All-SEC in 2012.

Rambo was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. At the beginning of the season, he was named the starting free safety, but wound up losing his spot and was replaced. He was eventually waived in September 2014.

That November, the Buffalo Bills signed Rambo, giving him another shot. That December, he had what might be considered his best career game, grabbing two interceptions off Aaron Rodgers. After the 2015 season, Rambo became a free agent and was signed by the Miami Dolphins. He played in nine games and had 39 tackles and one interception in his lone season with the team.

Rambo spent the last two seasons on the support staff for UGA football, beginning as an intern before being promoted to a defensive graduate assistant. While he was listed as a staff member in the spring media guide for the Bulldogs, he is no longer listed on the team website. He lives in Athens and has two daughters.


Developing Story

While Rambo was charged without bond, his attorney Kim Stephens says that he is trying to get a bond hearing, per the Athens Banner-Herald. No other information is currently available on the case via the police department, as they do not release details on such cases unless there are specifics that might be considered useful for public safety measures.

According to the Athens-Clarke County website, the police department ensures that specially trained nurses examine victims for evidence and that victims receive assistance from the Sexual Assault Center of Northeast Georgia. The victim was taken to the Family Protection Center after reportedly identifying Rambo via his Instagram profile to an unidentified male who spoke with the police.

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