Daily Archives: March 13, 2011

“Right now, we’re all competing.”

If Mark Richt is trying to use Isaiah Crowell’s arrival in the fall as a way to light a fire under the asses of Caleb King and Washaun Ealey in the spring, it sounds like that’s working.

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In other years, you’d worry about a story like this.

Georgia football players at the scene of something like this…

… let’s face it, there were offseasons where we’d think the worst had happened.

This year, they were just helping.

It was just past 3 a.m. Saturday and Blake Sailors, along with teammates Austin Long, Wes Van Dyk and Dustin Royston, were driving approximately 25 miles outside of Miami on Interstate 95 en route to Key West for a fun-filled week of Spring Break.

The trip down from Athens had been a smooth one, until in the darkness ahead their headlights, they spotted a man standing alongside the road, frantically trying to flag someone down.

All of a sudden, the four noticed what the commotion was all about. Just ahead – five vehicles in a tangled mess with injured victims inside.

“We slowed down and saw that his car was really messed up, so we knew it was a wreck,” Sailors said Saturday morning. “After we stopped and asked what was wrong, we could see the guy was pretty shaken up. He said he had called the ambulance, but there was no one else there so we stayed and offered to do whatever we could.”

No word on whether Mudcat’s car was at the scene.

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Regrets, he’s had a few.

The attorney who gave Jim Tressel a heads up about two of his players selling memorabilia now wishes he hadn’t.

Attorney Christopher Cicero told an ESPN reporter Friday that he regrets sending Ohio State coach Jim Tressel e-mails that alerted him to Buckeyes players selling some of their gear and awards.

When asked how Tressel should have handled the situation, Cicero said: “The heck with Coach Tressel. If I had to do it all over again at the end of the day, I never would have sent him the email.”

Why?  Because he didn’t realize then that Tressel would sit on the information and fail to disclose to school officials that he had it.

… Cicero said when he asked Tressel to keep the e-mails confidential, he meant that he would not go to the media or the public, not that Tressel couldn’t inform the school or launch his own investigation.

“I wanted him to know that the kids had been hanging out with a person who was the subject of a federal investigation,” Cicero said when asked why he told Tressel about the players’ relationship with Eddie Rife, the owner of the tattoo parlor. “As a result of that, I also heard that they had been exchanging memorabilia with this particular person. And I outlined that in the e-mail. I threw it out there, quite frankly, it was just to tell him [Tressel] that that’s what it was.”

Just another ringing endorsement of Tressel’s character… the man wasn’t going to risk losing his star quarterback to start the 2010 season by telling anybody.

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