Friday, June 27, 2014

Former Georgia Tech linebacker allegedly locked oldest son in room for two years

Recardo Wimbush

Former Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets linebacker Recardo Wimbush is facing some serious legal trouble after being accused of locking his oldest son in the basement of their home for two years. Wimbush and his wife have been charged with "cruelty to children" and are expected to turn themselves into authorities on Friday.

The following is an excerpt from the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

“The victim had been confined to the room for most of the past two years and a lock had been added to the victim’s room in January 2013,” Smith said. “The victim had no access to books, toys, entertainment devices, or his siblings.”

Social workers discovered the boy was being confined to a small room that locked from the outside; it contained a bare box springs and mattress and “a large plastic jar, which was apparently used as a toilet.”

Wimbush served as a team captain for the Yellow Jackets during his senior campaign in 2002. He and his wife, which he met at Georgia Tech, have nine other children together. According to detectivees, none of Wimbush's 10 children attend public school, which makes this story all the more bizarre.

Via The Big Lead

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