Former Nebraska, LSU TE Arik Gilbert Arrested for 2nd Time in 2 Weeks for Burglary

Former Nebraska, LSU TE Arik Gilbert Arrested for 2nd Time in 2 Weeks for Burglary
Julia StumbaughSeptember 16, 2023

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - SEPTEMBER 03: Arik Gilbert #7 of the Georgia Bulldogs looks on with his helmet off prior to the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game between Oregon and Georgia at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 03, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paul Abell/Getty Images)

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Nebraska tight end Arik Gilbert, who is awaiting a transfer eligibility ruling from the NCAA, was arrested for burglary Friday for the second time in less than three weeks, UGA Sports’ Radi Nabulsi reported.

Gilbert was arrested in Lumpkin County, Georgia for alleged obstruction of officers and smash and grab burglary, per Nabulsi.

The arrest comes two and a half weeks after Gilbert was arrested on suspicion of burglary in Lincoln, Nebraska, per ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg.

Radi Nabulsi @RadiNabulsi

Arik Gilbert was arrested today in Lumpkin County, Georgia, two and a half weeks after being arrested in Lincoln, Nebraska.

A former five-star recruit, Gilbert began his college career at LSU in 2020 before transferring to Georgia, where he missed the 2021 season due what the team described as “personal issues.” He saw action in three games in 2022.

Gilbert then transferred to Nebraska. Because of his multiple transfers, he will need to get a waiver from the NCAA in order to play this season. Cornhuskers head coach Matt Rhule said in August there had been “twists and turns” regarding the eligibility decision.

In his earlier arrest, Nebraska police reported that Gilbert was found leaving a liquor and vape store with a shattered door holding more than $1,600 in stolen items, including vape and Delta 8 products, per Rittenberg and On3’s Nick Schultz.

When asked about Gilbert’s initial arrest, Rhule told reporters the tight end was dealing with some “issues” in his life and “had some struggles” during camp, per 247Sports’ Michael Bruntz.

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