DUI charges against Davin Bellamy are dismissed after the arresting officer was himself arrested last month for allegedly sexually assaulting a juvenile.
Honestly, you can’t make this shit up.
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Huntley Johnson works for us now?
This was my first thought as well! Things continue to change in Athens, for the better
I had a similar thought. If only that were true — and/or if only the UGAPD and ACCPD didn’t derive such obvious enjoyment from the spotlight afforded by prosecuting athletes to the fullest extent of the law — the playing field might be leveled somewhat with the rest of the SEC.
By the tone of your post you are, of course, assuming the cop is guilty. The reality is people get charged with crimes all the time and aren’t guilty. We have seen no evidence so we shouldn’t jump to a conclusion either way.
By the tone of my post I am, of course, noting that Bellamy had the charges dismissed against him as a result of a bizarre situation. Period.
It doesn’t really matter if the officer is guilty or not, does it? Either way, Bellamy is no longer a criminal defendant.
He did write “allegedly,” Mayor.
Touche, mon Senator.
Well, it’s a little more than that. The ACCPD Internal Affairs division conducted an investigation, concluded that he was guilty, and he was fired. Cops aren’t often fired when their guilt is in doubt.
Either, either way…Bellamy was overcharged. DUI is serious, but it’s redundant and piling on to charge him with underaged possession of alchohol…come on. While I don’t excuse Bellamy’s actions, that doesn’t seem like it would be helpful to Bellamy’s attitude and future. And he does sound remorseful, has paid a price, and hopefully will learn from this. Some of us have to learn the hard way..(testimony, here).
If this policeman is guilty of what he’s charged with, we are all a little worse off. He’ll pay.
But this should not be a persistant clould over David Bellamy’s head.
Lord knows I have no room to judge. I don’t condone Bellamy’s actions but I’m thankful for the breaks I received.
I agree, basically this was a DUI case, not a three headed monster. He has already served two games, so the slate is basically clean. I hope he has learned a lesson and does his best to make it up to his family. It is in our position of great depth but glad to have him available. If the cop was dirty, I hope he pays triple. No place for law enforcement to abuse their position in society, and few do, but they have to be punished heavier to maintain respect for the job they do.
If he gets another DUI can he use last years suspension games to play every game this year?
Can’t we just pencil him in the baseball lineup? Then we could suspend him from playing baseball.
None of us that post here are qualified to answer that question, so we ask the Senator to pose it to Corch for an expert opinion.
“None of us that post here are qualified to answer that question,”
Obviously but when has that ever stopped us before?
Only way these kids are gonna get off in Athens.
Well as Munson would have said Ole Lady Luck just smiled down on a Dawg. Maybe the worm is turning.
This wouldn’t have happened on my force!
I hope everyone recognizes how important I am.
That’s good but it would sound even better in the third person
Do not test Jimmy Williamson.
It’s got to be Jimmy’s shoes that make him invincible
Is there a moral high horse to stand on here? And if so, is that not an indictment of our entire American system that let’s a school like Auburn exist?
We stand on the shoulders of miniature horses!
I do love the new investments BM is making in the program.
As Don Wilkes would say, “just more lawlessness in law enforcement….”
ah, the stories of Donnie Wilkes that anyone who listened to him rant about the rights of oppressed PERSONSSSSSS could tell…..
Run!, Davin, Run!
Anyone with six fingers on his left hand is bound to intercept one or two sideline passes this year.
“... Shoot, why does anybody who’s ever won something do it again? Because it’s cool. So, let’s go do it again. Let’s see if we’ve got what it takes.” -- Stetson Bennett, The Athletic, 3/22/22
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