No doubt you’re aware of the Barnes and Chandler arrests for alcohol-related offenses by now. The AJ-C, with its usual gift for understatement, claims the latest arrests “continue the trend of what has been a tumultuous several months for Georgia”.
If Matt Stafford hoisting an empty keg is “tumultuous”, God only knows what adjective the AJ-C might deem appropriate to describe the recent happenings in Gainesville, Florida. Felony drug charges, felony gun charges, felony theft charges, probation violation… the list goes on.
Gatorpilot at Orange and Blue Hue lets out a (virtual) primal scream about it here. The question, of course, is whether Meyer and Foley are listening. Maybe.
After James’ arrest and indefinite suspension, UF Athletic Director Jeremy Foley released a statement expressing his displeasure.
“We are aware of the situation and understand the severity of its nature,” the statement read. “This is not something we take lightly.”
Although it can be argued that not dismissing Marcus Thomas from the team last year until he failed his third drug test – and reinstating him for a big game in the interim – didn’t exactly send the right message to some Gator players.
Or to these guys, either. Now this is some inspired Photoshoppery:
Unfortunately, the mug shots shown later in their post aren’t faked.