Mark Richt hasn’t lost control of Jameis Winston’s reputation.

Winston’s done that all by his lonesome.

There’s probably nothing to the story, even if it’s not as if he hasn’t done equally stupid things before, but as a Georgia fan, all TMZ stories about college football players make me nervous.

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UPDATE:  Shit’s gettin’ more real at UAB, where Winston’s buddy plays.

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79 responses to “Mark Richt hasn’t lost control of Jameis Winston’s reputation.

  1. G

    Nothing will happen. Under the rug it goes

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  2. Bs. It was all Granthams pass defense scheme, which is unstoppable.

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  3. WF dawg

    Quick, somebody make a Bingo board of Jameis crimes. It shouldn’t be that hard to fill the spaces.

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  4. Penn Wagers (muttering to himself)

    Point shaving! Against the law? 5 years in prison? Can that statute be used against referees who make bogus calls that rob teams of TDs? DAMN!! Where is the phone number for that lawyer…what’s his name…King! Yeah, that’s him! I had better call him right now!!

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  5. Mayor

    Is there a slimier person in all of college football than Jameis Winston? And those idiots at the Downtown Athletic Club gave that asshole the Heisman Trophy–AFTER the rape allegations against him had already come out. Morons.

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  6. Ben

    If he goes down for this, would it be like Al Capone and tax evasion?

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  7. Macallanlover

    Not saying he could not be this much of an idiot based on past actions but, seriously, with the spotlight glaring on him from past actions, isn’t anyone able to get through to him? The character issues before might be overlooked by the NFL but any semblance of truth to this story would cost him tens of millions from the NFL earnings. The most valuable mark in the world will not be tainted by any one player’s actions. JW might be able to find safe haven with Jimbo and the FSU administration but he cannot bowl over the powerful people of the NFL. They will make just as much money in the next decade without him as they would with him.

    I hope this is a reach from TMZ but they have a lot experience with this type of investigations and haven’t gotten sued into oblivion yet. Who is taking a $5000 bet from a twenty something bettor anyway? Has to have been cash up front, imo. Now the mind wanders: money from autographs previously received to “double down”? If so, what a small mind we are dealing with here, and the worst trade-off in history since the Indians sold Manhattan Island.

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  8. Bulldawg165

    This seems impossibly hard to prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” without him actually admitting guilt.

    That said, we can still roast him on the interwebz.

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    • Mayor

      I understand that he will be using Greg McGarity as his advisor. Everyone is now expecting a confession.

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      • Tronan

        At this rate, that confession will include a mea culpa for starting World War 2, being a carrier of ebola, and preferring Nia Peebles to vintage Stevie Wonder.

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  9. Bulldog Jow

    Takes a lot of confidence to tank an entire half like that.

    Wait, Louisville is an ACC team now? Never mind.

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  10. godawg

    “the FBI told us, “I can neither confirm nor deny that we are investigating allegations of point shaving.””

    Which is FBIspeak for “Yes.”

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    • Dog in Fla

      The goods news for us is that the FBI is treating our game at Florida as a missing persons case.

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      • Macallanlover

        Appropriate use of the plural in that sentence, it wasn’t any one player or coach that shares in that TEAM debacle last Saturday. Something that couldn’t happen, did happen; took a significant effort from several folks on the UGA sideline. Rear view mirror time, let’s go 1-0 today and see where that takes us. Like Rotella says about golf, you cannot do anything about that horrible shot you just hit, you can only impact the next shot.

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  11. Doggoned

    Common sense might tell you that the TMZ talk is nonsense, but the fact is, Winston’s succession of beyond-the-pale escapades in Tallahassee makes even point-shaving allegation publishable and maybe even somewhat believable. That TMZ doesn’t seem to fear a defamation lawsuit tells you something. If such a case went to trial, Winston might actually have to be deposed or take the stand, opening up his can of “character” questions.

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  12. Bulldawg165

    To be fair, I believe it’s really, really difficult to win a defamation lawsuit when you’re a “public figure.”

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    • Doggoned

      If somebody says you threw a game or cut a score for gamblers, that’s a serious charge. You still have to be able to prove truth as a defense, even with a public figure.

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      • Derek

        Not exactly. You have to prove that the publisher KNEW that the allegation was false when printed, that the publisher acted with malice to defame the accused AND you have to prove that by clear and convincing evidence. Its about near impossible to win one of those.

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        • Bulldawg165

          This is what I was thinking and is in line with what I remember from my business law class a loooooooong time ago in Terry.

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  13. Mary Kate Danaher

    Completely unrelated to this topic, a buddy of mine who attended Michigan grad school just forwarded me this post from the Wolverine message boards:

    “Have heard from a reliable UGA source that Mark Richt


    is going to be in play if Georgia does not go to the SEC Championship, and likely win the thing. He’s done a lot of good at UGA but he’s never won the national title and hasn’t won a conference title since 2005. This year, the Dawgs were poised to be the wildcard of the SEC, advancing through an easy SEC East to play in the conference title game and then win one game and make the playoff. Instead, UGA suffered a humiliating loss to Florida to drop to 4-2 in conference play, and needs Missouri to lose one of its last three (at A&M, at Tennessee, Arkansas) while Georgia has to avoid losing to Auburn just to make the SEC Championship.

    Prominent boosters are ready to cut ties with Richt (this could be one of those decisions they don’t realize how good they had it until he’s gone), and I’ve been told that Richt doesn’t want to stay in the SEC if this happens or taken a second-tier job in any conference. He’d want to go to a big program that does things the right way. As the UGA source noted, there is only one school out there that fits the description – Michigan.

    Anyway, still lots of season left to be played but just wanted to share what I heard this week.”

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    • BWAHAHAHAHAAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

      Gotta love anonymous – oops, sorry! reliable – sources on the Intertubes.

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      • AntiJorts

        Likely the same source that saw Mark Richt in College Stattion, Texas in all Texas A&M gear a couple of years ago.

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    • The other Doug

      That’s all made up and flagellant.

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    • Lol. Prominent boosters. I laugh every time this comes. Any “prominent booster” who wants to get rid of Richt and not McGarity….well…I . It’s these prominent boosters who simultaneously enable McGarity and UGAA to keep doing this BS while also hampering the program. Prominent boosters will turn this into a dumpster fire like they did In Knoxville.

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    • Wolfy:: WAHOOOOOOoooo! He’s coming! He’s going to be our next coach. I just read it on line.

      Maizey: ESPN?

      Wolfy. NO, no it’s a site called Maize and Brew.

      Maizey: OOh yeah. Who posted it?

      Wolfy: Sh!t… I don’t know. Some guy named “Buckyeyes Suck“. He sounded real serious. Plus Blue Bruiser and them was tweeting the heck out of it!

      Maizey: When are they going to announce?

      Wolfy: If all goes as planned after the Kentucky game. TMZ is going to announce that it is possible that the entire Georgia Defense was seen at a Florida party Friday night in Jacksonville with one of Winston’s High School friends. YEAH! They was betting. YEAH!

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    • Derek

      but for the record vs. Urban Meyer they might be interested. However, if think you think Richt’s Christian manner hurts him with some in Georgia, what do you think those damn Yankee heathen hordes would do to him? Bad fit, won’t happen.

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    • Dog in Fla

      Michigan has always been his dream school because there will be more weather reasons to choose from such as cold fronts coming out of the Upper Peninsula than there would be in Athens.

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  14. And now his hearing by the university has been postponed. Conveniently…

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  15. Richard Cockerham

    What are the odds that this kid is in prison before the age of 30?

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  16. Cojones

    The Student Council doesn’t even need this for what is about to happen. They can kick your ass out and then investigate the allegations of point shaving. I think he will be history before Dec 1. The idea that a lawyer can keep you in school when the student body and school don’t want to tolerate your ass as a member is idiotic. He isn’t on trial for punishable lawyer-defended reasons – it’s to determine if the student body wants to tolerate you in their school membership. You can’t defend being thrown out of an organization if they bring your name up, even if you only farted in class and laughed. Winston has laughingly smeared shit on all those around him, including the school. When the alumni and Student Council aren’t going to tolerate it any more, he’s toast. That’s happening now.

    Of course, it should have happened two weeks ago.

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  17. VoxDawg

    You’re spot on, Cojones. There’s little to no chance this kid makes it to the ACCCG, at this point. What an epic implosion. The Force is skrong wit dis one…

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  18. rusdawg

    Update Western Union paperwork with Jameis Winston’s name accepting cash before Thursday’s game vs Louisville “Allegedly” being shopped around to major media outlets. – See more at: http://ibnsportswrap.com/article.php?articleID=1716#sthash.xrwM9rLN.dpuf

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    • Cam Newton

      Wouldn’t be surprised if we learn the Bookie’s name is Bryan Allen.

      No way FSU caves on this crap.

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    • Cojones

      That’s just very very interesting. Good read to both sides of his character. And you get the feeling that many of his supporters want to get out the good Jameis many experienced in order to defray the bad news, not because the bad news is incorrect. It represents a downward deflection of their local hero feelings that they don’t want to contemplate.

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  19. uglydawg

    Jimbo shouldn’t get a free pass on this. He should have already been canned.

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    • Dog in Fla

      The Atlantic City Downtown Athletic Club is already thinking of giving Jimbo the 2014 Humanitarian Award sponsored by the New Jersey Casino Control Commission and brought to you by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.

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  20. Source does not seem credible. Same dude claimed Clemson QB Tajh Boyd was $80k in gambling debt which he is not. http://heavy.com/sports/2014/11/jameis-winston-point-shaving-allegations-chris-rabb/ As much as I dislike JW, Until more credible details emerge, I’m calling bullshit.

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  21. Scorpio Jones, III

    This proly won’t be too popular, but ONE of the many sad things about Winston is that he is a helluva football player…one of the very few college quarterbacks I have seen who could actually take over a game and drag his team across the finish line.

    Not the first great college player to be a complete dorkamundo off the field, either.

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  22. Biggus Rickus

    Assuming the report of the bet being abnormally large is accurate, it’s highly suspicious. Don’t know how they’ll be able to prove it though, unless Rabb talks.

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    • Bulldog Joe

      UAB did not immediately suspend Rabb.

      Looks like they don’t believe in The Georgia “guilty until we prove ourselves guilty” Way.

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    • Bulldog Joe

      UAB: “Rabb, did you do it?”

      Rabb’s lawyer: “No.”

      UAB: “OK. Case closed.”

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    • Mayor

      Well, finally a legal entity with subpoena power and prosecution authority gets involved with Mr. Winston. All they have to do is put Rabb under oath in front of a grand jury. Lie Rabb, and you face charges of perjury. Tell the truth and you walk. We’ll find out the truth about this when the FBI and the US Attorney get done.

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  23. BMan

    What a crazy story. But that $5500 bet sure does stick out like a sore thumb. Either the bookie just doesn’t want to pay up or there’s something to it.

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  24. Spike

    He will have to sit out an inning.

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