“Todd will honor exactly what was he expected to do.”

‘Cause if he doesn’t, Georgia gets stuck with the infractions bill.

I hope he pays the three grand back from the money he gets signing his first promotional deal.

37 Comments

Filed under Georgia Football, The NCAA

37 responses to ““Todd will honor exactly what was he expected to do.”

  1. Prosticutor

    Please let it be Sharpie. Please let it be Sharpie!

    Like

  2. Charlottedawg

    Someone needs to set up an eBay account specifically to sell autographs with all proceeds paid to Todd Gurley. Good way for the UGA fan base to give a collective middle finger to the NCAA.

    Like

  3. Brandon (Version 1)

    I hope he pays it in pennies.

    Like

  4. Cojones

    How aout letting him ride the back of a golf cart stabbibg paper by the roadside. Someone immediately ahead of his cart, representing fan contributions, drops a trail of Benjamins by the roadside.

    Fun could be had by all when a stack of money with a hole somewhere in each one is turned into the NCAA. You got your returned money and community service all in one nice ride.

    Like

  5. Any idea when he actually no longer is a team member and could benefit from his signature? I’ll buy a signed jersey that day.

    Like

    • Careful Brad

      Aaron Murray started having paid appearance and autograph signings in December after his injury. Pretty sure Todd could charge to sign autographs at Bourbon St. Bar tonight and it would be cool.

      Like

  6. Russ

    Plus, if he doesn’t follow through, the NCAA may be harder on UGA in the future. Because, you know, they have been so lenient with UGA in the Gurley and AJ affairs.

    Screw the NCAA.

    Like

  7. Irishdawg

    The NCAA is a confederacy of twats.

    Like

  8. Tronan

    This seems an appropriate response.

    Like

  9. Beakerdawg

    I think this is all a master plan by Evil Richt. He planned this entire Gurley situation (except for the injury) so Chubb would be well prepared for next season’s assault on the SEC.
    Every time Chubb touches the ball that jackass Desmond Howard gets dumber and dumber… His historic desmondumental f-up “You can’t hitch your team to Nick Chubb.”

    Like

  10. Dog in Fla

    Shorter “Georgia athletic director Greg”:

    How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat your meat?

    Like

  11. GATA

    I may be splitting hairs, but I am of the belief that ADGM could have said pretty much the exact same thing, but in a much better light. He starts by putting the school’s future penalty options ahead of concern for TGII. He used the word wavering when it wasn’t needed. In order to paint this in the best possible light (and assist with future recruits), I would have preferred the following. “It is unfortunate he got hurt. It is a testament to his character and love of this team that he came back when others suggested he simply train for the combine and his NFL future. I know Todd is a class act. As such, I was not surprised when Todd reinforced to me that he will honor the remainder of his obligations. Given his suspension and subsequent injury, frankly, he has every right to have his surgery, rehab, and train. We have no recourse and are not able to mandate that he jumps through the remaining NCAA hoops. However, as Todd is a DGD in all aspects, it his intention to complete what he started. In the short term, that would include these NCAA obligations. Over the intermediate and longer term, this also includes his degree. We did right by Todd in securing the additional insurance coverages as his future worth to the NFL was better calculated. Todd intends to do right by us in knocking out his remaining NCAA obligations.”
    Read again what (and how) ADGM said. Compare / contrast that to the above statement. This is yet another example of public communication that could (and should) have been better all around. At a minimum TGII deserves better. This situation is already bad enough. Why provide any opportunity (now and in the future) to make it worse?

    Like

    • PTC DAWG

      6 or a half dozen.

      Like

    • Dog in Fla

      “Why provide any opportunity (now and in the future) to make it worse?”

      Because it’s simply irresistible

      Like

    • Krautdawg

      Given how well McGarity handled the PR of the entire affair until now, what else did you expect?

      Admittedly, I was similarly put off by McGarity’s remarks. Hopefully the full interview is a bit more Todd-friendly and the reporters simply placed the quotes in the position they’re in now.

      Like

  12. DugLite

    How did Ohio State players make up their suspensions when they promised they would come back to serve them?

    Like

    • Cousin Eddie

      tosu considers since they aren’t playing they are suspended still. They patted theirselves on the back and called it a lifetime suspension, the ncaa gave th extra credit for being so tough on rule breakers.

      Like

  13. Chuck

    Can he really be expected to do community service on a bum knee? Think the pricks at the NCAA would ever think to drop that requirement and score a few points with the public — “In light of Mr. Gurley’s unfortunate injury, we will not require that he complete the community service…”

    Nah.

    Like

    • Dog in Fla

      Shorter “pricks at the NCAA”:

      Let those with torn cruciate ligaments eat cake.

      Like

    • PTC DAWG

      Agreed, but then common sense would be prevailing, our society can’t have that. MUST. HAVE. RULES. MUST. FOLLOW. RULES. PERIOD.

      Like

    • Cojones

      I was being facetious when suggesting he would ride on a cart and pick up by the roadside. That activity is usually reserved for the weekender drunks and others who don’t need a guard for the penalty phase of their crime.

      Todd’s community service would not be as mundane, rather, he could talk to youth groups or contribute to the community in any way he sees fit or whatever the community could encourage him to do that would render the greatest benefit. Since his is a household name, Todd would be in line to perform a much more uplifting job that doesn’t require manual labor of any type. I would think that Malcome would suggest something with the Book Club members. They certainly could suggest a beneficiary action. Signing memorabilia for hospitalized kids would be such an activity, etc.

      Like

  14. I would have much rather read McGarity quoted as saying “I asked Todd whether he planned to complete the community service. He said ‘You tell them to go *&%# themselves.’ I take that as a strong ‘Maybe.'”

    Like

  15. it's Howdy Doody time!

    Did Howdy Doody McGarity pound his fist on the table as he said that?

    Like

  16. It is time to have an Aaron Murray type autograph session for Todd. I bet we can get that fine paid in less than an hour

    Like