When I spoke to UGA police chief Jimmy Williamson after the arrest, he wanted this out there: “If you think about the last decade of athletes and particularly the football team, they are not malicious troublemaker kids, they’re not. I don’t think they pay attention to some of the details of requirements that they have to meet. They just don’t rise to their level sometimes. The accountability for that in our state now is much higher. It’s not like 12 or 14 years ago when we had some (players) that could be considered troublemakers. These guys are just young and not thinking about some of the decisions they make. They’re good guys. They’re friendly, they’re respectful, they just don’t always think about their decisions.”
In other words, don’t blame poor ol’ Jimmy. He’s just a guy caught in the middle between dumb lawmakers and dumb kids.
Seriously, I do find it interesting that, in Weiszer’s words, “he wanted this out there”. Is he feeling some heat from the attention?