Category Archives: Crime and Punishment

“Nick is still our starting quarterback.”

Remember this?

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said Marshall and Mincy will “suffer the consequences” for their transgressions, but has not stated what the punishment will be for either player, neither of whom have spoken publically since their run-ins with law enforcement.

Behold the consequences!

Auburn won’t open the season with quarterback Nick Marshall under center for the defending SEC champions, but they won’t have to wait long before he trots out onto the field for the Tigers.

Head coach Gus Malzahn told reporters on Friday that Marshall would not start the game against Arkansas but that he would play in the game.

I do not think that word means what Malzahn thinks it means.

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The agony of Greg McGarity

I don’t doubt for a second that he’s sincere about this:

“People are upset, we’re upset,” McGarity said, “and we’ve got to work even harder to try to do things that will help us avoid these problems but at the end of the day, a young person has to make a decision. You see that not only with 18-year olds but you see that with 50-year olds that make poor decisions.

“When you do have a problem, it makes you go back and just take another look, take a second look on what’s registering and what is not.”

But seriously, if he finds a solution, he needs to take his services to a bigger stage than Athens, Georgia.  Social engineering is a tall order from an athletic director’s office.

For that matter, given Georgia’s experience over the past few years, the same can be said about the school president’s office as well.

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Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time. But what if there’s more than one clock?

Dean Legge, with an interesting comparison…

Because, back to Justin Scott-Wesley and Nick Marshall, even though both players were charged with the same crime – possession of less than an ounce of marijuana – one was arrested (JSW) and one was ticketed (Marshall). So even though they were in the same state, the guy in Athens was taken to jail, and the guy arrested in Reynolds was given a ticket for $1,000. So if the punishment is not applied the same for the exact crime in the State of Georgia how in the world is the same crime going to be applied the same in all SEC jurisdictions?

In addition to that – it is very possible that JSW’s “ticket” for weed would have gone totally unnoticed by the press because of the simple way that the Athens-Clarke County jail report works. He would have been given a ticket, and likely paid it. No one would have never noticed his one-game suspension because he would still be coming back from his ACL injury that happened last October.

I’m not sure I buy that last point he makes completely – we found out about Marshall’s arrest quickly enough – but overall, there’s certainly some food for thought when it comes to advocating a universal drug policy for a conference.

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You can’t tell the players without a mug shot book.

You know things have gotten pretty sad when they’re posting snark about Georgia’s player arrest situation at 7:45 this morning and the snark is already out of date.

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Suffer the consequences

Meanwhile, over on the Plains

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The triumphant return of Driving Mudcat’s Car…

… starring Davin Bellamy.

Under Georgia’s athletic policies for DUI arrests, Bellamy is facing a suspension of 20 percent of the season, which would be two games.

Spurrier quip coming in 4… 3… 2… 1…

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UPDATE:  Give Bellamy this much –  at least he’s stepping up and accepting responsibility for his mistake.

That’s more than we’ve heard from others.

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Gone, gone, gone.

In case you were wondering…

And just so we’re clear, a dismissal means Taylor is free to go anywhere his heart desires.

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