Forget it, Jake. It’s Tuscaloosa.

I’m sure this is going to end in tears for all concerned.

One day we’re going to look back at how Georgia responded to the NCAA’s investigation of AJ Green and his jersey and think “how quaint”.

Or “chumps”.

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30 responses to “Forget it, Jake. It’s Tuscaloosa.

  1. Spike

    Re: AJ Green. One of the biggest screw jobs ever..

  2. TennesseeDawg

    “They don’t belong to no football players,” Al-Betar said

    And with that, the NCAA said they had all the evidence they needed to clear the entire Alabama football program and all it’s players from any wrong doing. Case closed.

  3. Doug

    I wonder what would’ve happened if we’d just told the NCAA to pound sand back when A.J.’s “scandal” was uncovered. The way those Keystone Kops operate, it really does incentivize telling them to shove it over groveling in guilt.

  4. Scorpio Jones, III

    Tom clearly does not understand the process. If I lived in Tuscaloosa (Siberia near Mississippi) I don’t believe I would thumb my business nose at the Crimson Tide football program.

    A small, focused tornado is likely to happen.

  5. Hogbody Spradlin

    The NCAA has no subpoena power. Even if it did, Yeldon et al. already have their scripts to remember, and any inquiries to interview them or see bank statements will get stonewalled. As I have said, the whole state of Alabama . . . well you know the rest.

  6. Hogbody Spradlin

    And look, it’s Jeremy Fowler, the guy who groveled to Corch when Corch threatened to punch him for printing an accurate quote from a player.

    “If he were my son we’d be going at it. You’re a bad man.”

  7. tbia

    AJ taught all of college football a big lesson……take cash and don’t deposit it.

  8. uglydawg

    “Alabama issued a statement from athletic director Bill Battle: “We are aware of the story produced today. As part of our ongoing compliance efforts, our compliance department looks into everything that warrants concern. That effort is diligent and all-encompassing, and requires constant communication and education regarding all potential issues.”
    The Good Guys are all over this!!
    ” Worry not my leetle Alabama Crimson Tide fans…this beezeness will continue to buy and sell your phootball memmoborillia and I well continue to make ze cash. No stolery here. Go away now pleeese….I have a laundry to make run.”

  9. Mr. Tu

    I thought all the NCAA had to do was ask to see the bank records of the players involved and they would simply be turned over? Isn’t that the type of “cooperation” that is required of member institutions and “student” athletes?

    • If you don’t deposit the money, there ain’t gonna be much to glean from bank records.

      • And you know the rest of the country appreciates all UGA keeps doing to provide easy examples on how NOT to break NCAA rules.

        • uglydawg

          Yes and no, Mr. Sanchez. ..Not “The rest of”, but certainly “much of” the country appreciates scruples..honesty….honor…..all those good things that the “win at any and all costs” crowd doesn’t appreciate.
          I don’t use the word “karma”, because it’s really an eastern mysticism idea, but it does closely resemble another truth that I do absolutley believe.
          “Whatsoever a man shall sow, that also shall he reap”.
          Not my words..someone much bigger than any of us made this promise.

          • Dog in Fla

            “I don’t use the word ‘karma’, because it’s really an eastern mysticism idea,”

            Jen doesn’t use it anymore either because it put her husband on a losing streak

            Eleven Warriors‏@11WJan 14 “Since Jen Bielema’s “karma” tweet, her husband’s football team is 0-9 and has lost a DL coach and a co-defensive coordinator. #karma”

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            • uglydawg

              She’s got more than Karma going for her. That’s a pretty cute photo.

              • Dog in Fla

                I’m not saying she’s a gold-digger but in defense of the gold-digger (and she’s not one), “I always forget the word people use for rich men who only go after beautiful women, whatever their salary. What is it again? It’s so common, there must be one…” RunningOutOfBurnJokes

      • Cojones

        And like Willy Sutton, Nick’s reply when asked why his hands were in the player’s lockers, “Because that’s where they keep the money.”.

  10. Russ

    The most “wow!” thing I got from that article is that Bill Battle is AD as Bama. Isn’t that like the son of Bobby Dodd being our AD?

    • Dog in Fla

      The thing I got is that there is now an al-Betar #2 within striking distance of the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Division of Lockheed-Martin out of Huntsville

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      Actually, he played at Bama for Bear Bryant and is returning home. When he took the UT HC job that was like the son of Bear Bryant being the HC at UT.

  11. Sad thing is the NCAA wasn’t even looking around for any jersey or merchandise. Just checking on the South Beach rumors.

  12. fatman48

    The NCAA is so full of “SH T” that they should have floated away the last time it rained. Proof being its ” Not who you meet and eat, it’s who you know and Blow”. Bama, Miami,and Awbarn (2) not enough evidence, are you kidding ? One day Mark Emmert and his cronies will hear this loud bang, it will be their heads popping out of their asses. NCAA what a joke…

  13. Bulldog Joe

    The NCAA says it is OK as long as the players didn’t know they were getting money when they signed all that stuff.

    There is precedent here.

  14. Cosmic Dawg

    However, we already have the winning entry for best GTP headline of 2014…and it’s only January. Nice job, Senator!

  15. uglydawg

    No
    Clue
    At
    All

  16. uglydawg

    Never
    Cross
    Alabama or
    Auburn