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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13 responses to “In other years, you’d worry about a story like this.

  1. DawgBiscuit

    Proud to have men on the team that will do what they can to help someone in need. Good job guys.

  2. Boz

    DGDs!

    Does this give us a credit against future Fulmer Cup points?

  3. Irishdawg

    Someone ask Paul’s Johnson if they robbed the motorists afterwards.

    Seriously, I’m glad to see that there are still young people who will stop and do this kind of thing. It makes me happy that they are not all sulking shitheads.

  4. 69Dawg

    Good thing it didn’t happen in Athens the players would have been booked for arson to a motor vehicle and misspelling their names.

    • TennesseeDawg

      They would have become immediate suspects in causing the wreck and been charged with “emerging from a vehicle” because they got out of the car.

  5. HamDawg11

    I have 2 close friends that are students at UA. They were headed to Destin for Spring Break witnessed a horrible crash ahead of them. A car lost control and flipped several times. They stopped and helped the 3 occupants out of the vehicle and actually drove them to the hospital. One was in critical condition with head injuries, so the EMT’s took him in the ambulance while the other 2 rode with my friends. I can attest that there are some good young people, college students, out there that really get it. Somebody’s doing something right.

  6. shane#1

    Oh yeah? Well I didn’t see any middle names up there. The Fla. cops are not doing their jobs. No middle names indeed, who do these thugs think they are. I bet they exited an alley too!

  7. The NCAA will launch an investigation soon as to whether any of the accident victims were agents. It may have constituted illegal contact between players and agent-like people.

    • Dawgfan Will

      Eh, my dad always made us leave after dark to drive down to Florida from north Georgia because he didn’t like messing with the traffic.

    • Reptillicide

      Do you know how far a drive it is from Athens to Key West?

  8. Go Dawgs!

    Auburn is wondering why our guys didn’t hold the victims up at gunpoint and take any valuables not damanged in the fire.