Next time, use the scooter.

Jimmy Williamson’s boys crack another case wide open.

Freshman defensive tackle John Atkins, a 6-foot-4, 322-pound Thomson, Ga. native, was on his way to the Georgia Driver’s License office in Thomson for a 4:30 p.m. appointment to take care of an issue with his license when he was arrested by UGA police. He was booked into the Athens-Clarke County jail at 3:32 p.m. on charges of failure to have a license and seat belt violation. He was released at 4:07 p.m. on a bond of $1,000.

Atkins was meeting his mother so that he could obtain the required birth certificate and social security card to resolve the issue, according to Georgia Sports Communications.

I think I’m now in favor of building an indoor practice facility – as long as they put it some place other than Athens in the summer.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering…

“I am aware of the situation involving John Atkins, and the discipline will be handled internally. It will not involve any playing time,” head coach Mark Richt said in a statement.

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43 responses to “Next time, use the scooter.

  1. Those damn Athens Police….Morons ….I cannot believe after all these years those Bastards are still doing shit like that. You would think having the finest Law School in Georgia there they could do something about that sweet honey iced tea!

  2. cube

    How do you get pulled over for not wearing a seat belt? Is that just cover for “the cop felt like pulling him over” or “the cop was profiling”?

    • AthensHomerDawg

      My bride got pulled over while driving With a seat belt. I was reaching in the back seat with my seat belt unattached. Since I am an adult I received the ticket. I think it cost me $75 bucks. The officer told me I could come back to Clayton and contest it. I told him that I lived in Athens and probably would not take advantage of the opportunity. Then I thanked him and told him I would be glad when this recession was over. He did not respond.

    • dudetheplayer

      UGA cops pulled me over a couple years ago for not wearing a seat belt and the guy actually cited me. It was within his rights of course, but this all happened literally right as I was pulling out of my neighborhood and the total fine was 15 bucks I believe,

      They’re a bunch of goobers.

  3. TennesseeDawg

    Would love to see Williamson take the position as chief of police for the University of Alabama.

  4. Hogbody Spradlin

    BOOKED INTO JAIL for seat belt and drivers license violations? Those aren’t moving violations that can be handled by tickets? These UGA toy cops are a little big for their britches.

    • gastr1

      If he doesn’t have a valid license, it would seem to follow that they could elect to not let him leave in a vehicle he was driving illegally.

    • If they had a you know what…they would not act that way. It is time to bring the mothers down. Okay, boys start discovery……

    • The984

      Chip Towers posted an editorial about how neither he nor the UGA and ACCPD are out to get players. He stated that in Georgia driving without a license is an automatic booking. I don’t know if it’s true, but that’s what he said.

      Of course, cops always have leeway in whether they want to enforce the law or not.

      • Hackerdog

        I don’t think it’s true. Several years ago, I pulled through a DUI checkpoint a couple of days after my birthday. I didn’t know my license had expired. The cop wouldn’t let me leave. But, he did allow me to call someone to come and give me a ride. The other cops at the checkpoint couldn’t believe he didn’t just tell me to renew my license and let me go.

        Of course, my friends came, drove my car over the hill until I was out of sight of Barney Fife, and then got out of the car and let me drive home.

        It’s a shame that badges don’t come with brains.

  5. BCDawg97

    I hope Atkins punishment is to spend time with Coach Richt baking these to send to Jimmy: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-P_Ew-DiAlyA/Tb8W2eeUHLI/AAAAAAAABZQ/r_ukZd3xO7E/s1600/IMG_0673cropBLOG.jpg

  6. ME

    This is very simple. President Moorehead is Williamson’s boss. Direct Williamson to use better judgement in wasting taxpayers $$.. Give this type offender a ticket, take the keys, & tow the car. Let the offender call a licensed driver to come drive the car. Better, fire Williamson & hire someone with better sense. We all need to realize that this is a result of Mikey Adams policies.

  7. mwo

    Was he driving Mudcat’s car while emerging from an alley and not giving the police his middle name? Or was he drunk behind Foxy’s in Normaltown like a certain OC we all know and love?

  8. Will Trane

    You people in north Georgia are the most arrogant and intolerate people I’ve seen. You book this young man for this. It is a simple citation, not a damn crime or criminal offense. Where is being “fair and even-handed”. Thanks CMR…only the “fuzz”, bloggers, and news media would want to make this an issue. This is the culture and mind-set in Athans

    • Chuck

      That is absolutely the main point. Nobody I know has ever been arrested and required to post bond for this type of offense. I guess not having a valid license means they can do that (usually the license is the bond) but good grief this is ridiculous. Tickets are enough of a hassle.

      Oh, and as a middle aged white guy I was stopped, a few years ago in the road that surrounds the Ramsey Center. This was mid-afternoon in the summer and I didn’t have my seat belt on and it was a road block kind of thing – they were stopping everyone. Officer asked me why I wasn’t buckled and I told him I had just left Ramsey and just hadn’t buckled yet. He let me go. But then I know Jedi mind tricks. :)

  9. Dog in Fla

    While it’s not a solid 10 pointer like Murder or Cannabalism, thanks to the police state in which Jimmy exercises rigid and repressive controls over the social, economic, and political life of the student population
    for things important to freedom such as failure to carry the required long-form birth certificate and social security card, it should move us closer to a Top Ten ranking

    http://sportsargumentwiki.com/index.php?title=Fulmer_Cup

    • AthensHomerDawg

      “Sex Crimes: 5 points. This is a new category to cover anything in the category, since the last thing we want to do is attempt to quantify the horrendous category of Sex Crimes. Five points and done. Still downgraded to one if either participant is wearing a clown mask?”

      Seems strange that uT is not in there somewhere…….So many opportunities there.
      1.Sexual scandal involving an academic adviser and players? Check.
      2.SEX WEEK- $75,000 student funds allocated towards education of students about various hmmmm,ahhhh well sexual stuff. Check.
      3. And last but not least: uT home of Double Butt Beer. Beer of choice for the Pike Fraternity in Knoxvegas. Double Check.

      • Cojones

        Dumbass! Pikes at UT don’t use Double Butt Beer. They use damned good wine….through a flexible straw.

        • AthensHomerDawg

          Please try to keep up. The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity has been suspended at uT. The result of which has lead to the use of bagged wine being outlawed at all Pike houses. The California based micro brewery has stepped up to fill the void with their Double Butt Brew in the long neck bottle. Very popular in SF.

      • Hey AHD do you know Browning Adair?

  10. Jimmy Williamson – the Gordon Gee of Campus Cops.

    As have commented to several boys in blue and flatfoot detectives – ‘exactly what part of protect and serve applies here? Oh Well, have made some nice fees on my client’s behalf defending this senseless stuff…

  11. Tatum

    Booked? You have got to be shitting me. There
    is such a thing as restraint or using your judgment in law enforcement if these clowns haven’t heard.

  12. RomanDawg

    It’s time for drastic measures….how much is everyone willing to chip in for a transvestite hooker, some blow, and a hidden camera? Time to Marion Berry his a$$…

  13. Score Check

    Its my understanding the entire O Line was caught J-Walking.

    Guillotine!!!!

  14. Ben

    This is an onion headline, right? SMH….

  15. Ausdawg85

    AJC headline coming soon:

    Richt’s thugs score Fulmer Cup points again!

  16. Tom

    The Adams legacy. Here’s hoping some common sense enters the Presidents office at UGA.

  17. Flightdocdawg

    Had a patient last week that is both a former player and brother of a current football player (that should narrow it down quite well). He stated as a matter-of-fact that the athletic association’s unwillingness to donate AA dollars to local police authorities has resulted in targeting of UGA athletes.

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      If true a whole lot of cops need to become ex-cops and some local politicians need to be thrown out of office.

  18. ZeroPointZero

    I was hauled in by Detective Williamson back in my days at UGA. Luckily I was innocent. Dude wore a leather trench coat. Nuf said. I’d call him something derogatory but I’m sure he’s tapped into my phone records NSA style and his leather trench coat wearing ass would be water boarding me by midnight. He is a DB of the first degree.

  19. NRBQ

    Ya’ll can thank the brainiacs in our legislature for this, too. When I renewed the driver’s license I’ve had for an inordinate number of years in November, I had to go and buy a copy of my birth certificate, bring written proof of my residence, and proof of SS number. I remember when you could renew in three minutes at Kroger!

    • Ogeecheedawg

      I’m no defender of the yahoos in the General Assembly, but the drivers license hassle is not their fault. The new procedure is part of a national security plan to improve the security of Georgia’s drivers licenses and ID cards as mandated by the Federal Real ID Act of 2005 administered by Homeland Security.

      • Chuck

        That’s a little bit of baloney there. While there is such a Federal Act, about half the states have refused to comply with it because it is unduly burdensome. Feds really can’t control driver’s license administration. The act mainly says if you want to use a DL as a Federal ID, you have to have these procedures, but in fact, none of the states refusing to comply are having any problems. Arguably, the act signed by GWB in 2005 is more about hassling illegal Hispanics than anything else, and Georgia decided to join in on that. So, in order to hassle Hispanics, the yahoos in the General Assembly decided it was worth it to hassle everyone else. They are f*cking idjits, plain and simple. I am just glad I am good through 2019.

  20. JBC

    I’m on the same page in regards to Willamson, he and his staff are a bunch of clowns as far as I’m concerned. But aren’t we at the point with all of these drivers license issues over the years where Richt just has to say enough is enough. I mean how hard is it to make every player personally show him their license? And if they don’t have a valid one then haul them in a van over to the DMV himself?

  21. Boy’s it is time to arm yourselves. Join a Gun Club if you don’t know how to shoot they will teach you. Personally, I learned to shoot at the tender age of six.