The smoking toilet

Here’s the key thing that let campus police crack the BB gun case (BB Gungate?) wide open:

Police were called after a repair person went into the dorm to look into a leaking toilet from a room upstairs and saw the BB gun, Stephens said.

According to the University of Georgia Police Daily Log, at 3:11 p.m. last Thursday UGA “officers responded to a complaint from Housing staff of an air/BB pistol in a room and multiple surfaces apparently damaged by BB’s, BB gun and drug related objects located during subsequent investigation.”

They were gonna put the BB gun away, but then they got high.

I hope for his sake that the name of our mystery maintenance person never gets out.  He could be the most unpopular person on campus since this guy.

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43 responses to “The smoking toilet

  1. Rhonda

    It’s the housing staff person that should get the beating. What an idiot. Pussification of merica.

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    • Matt b.

      To be fair, the damage would be found eventually, and that worker has a job to keep.

      This is a relatively harmless situation brought on by youth and stupidity.

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      • Macallanlover

        Good post, the problem here isn’t the messenger. And many are overlooking the potential of what “drug related objects” add to the situation. The BB gun incident is trivial and, as stupid as it was, can be excused but drugs are an on going battle with many athletes. Knowing the risks, many still cannot resist the temptation. This will likely bring on a drug test for the two of them, hard to argue if they choose to follow up with that.

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    • Jeff Sanchez

      Strong take bro.

      Maybe the housing staff person didn’t know it was a pellet gun? Maybe he was justifiably concerned about seeing some kind of gun, obvious damage from the gun, liquor bottles and drug paraphernalia in a dorm room?

      It’s always hilarious to me when these “law and order” types suddenly have sympathy and excuses for victims when it’s a football player.

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      • sniffer

        Having the bb gun in their room is the slightest example of their stupidity/carelessness. No one ever saw my “paraphernalia”. We knew it was illegal and frowned upon by grown-ups. I guess the culture is such that kids don’t think anything about leaving this stuff setting around. It’s still stupid to do so when it’s against the law..

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  2. sniffer

    This gets more bizarre each day. What’s left? A conspiracy that someone from the CIA (Tech) planted “the gun”?

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  3. HVL Dawg

    If you want to be angry at someone, be angry at whomever decides the football punishment.

    So far I think the players have been treated fairly for their stupidness.

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    • Is that Fairly or Fairley? They were arrested on Felony gun charges for a BB Gun…and their bail together was 4 times the damage done. I think you and I have different ideas of what fair is. My 6 year old has a bb gun…we shoot it outside only. Were she to shoot it inside, I would be furious and she would lose the BB gun. You see I like to try and fit the punishment to the crime as a parent–I think people learn their lesson that way. If you go way over the top with a punishment–they aren’t going to learn shit. So kudos to our crack police squad in Athens for helping to perpetuate the stupidity.

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    • David K

      Yeah that’s bullshit. How happy would you be if you kid was off at college and got booked on felony weapons charges because they had a BB gun. If it somehow sticks, that’s a life changing charge on your record.

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  4. 92 grad

    Kirby needs to make the whole team do stadium steps. They have to learn to watch each other and get this kind of stuff under control before it gets out of hand. Everyone in that dorm should have stepped up and settled those kids down.

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    • Skeptic Dawg

      Kirby Smart…Did you say Code Red? On the record I will tell you that the UCMJ strictly prohibits the use of Code Red’s and we adhere to the UCMJ. However off the record, here in Athens Code Red’s are an integral part of our training. Have you ever been in the arena? What about you Lt. Weinberg? Deep down in places you don’t speak about at parties you want me in Sanford Stadium. You need me in Sanford Stadium.

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    • lakedawg

      Kirby needs to get down to the legislature and get a law passed to be legal for players smoking pot to shoot bob guns in their room. We got to get competitive with Bammer.

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  5. Uglydawg

    This whole hysteria over a BB gun is evidence enough that our culture has been hi-jacked by silly asses. We’ve misplaced common sense.

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  6. 81Dog

    when BB guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have BB guns.

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  7. Walt

    Good God. Some of you people have some fucked up ideas. Where, in anybody’s mind, is it acceptable to shoot up your room with a BB gun? If you had a son or daughter who shot up their room with a BB gun, would you be pissed off and punish them? I don’t really care if the kids smoked weed as long as they weren’t driving. I don’t care if they have a BB gun, either. However, the wanton destruction of property, while stoned or not, shows spectacularly poor judgement. Suspend them for a game, tell them to cut out the stupid shit, and move on. Some dumbass will probably blame Obama for this.

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    • Savdog

      If Obama had a son….

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    • Sanford222view

      Who said it was acceptable? The complaint is this being treated as a felony. I think we all agree punishment is called for and warranted but how this is being handled is a ridiculous over reaction.

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      • Noonan

        Bingo. Take the BB gun away from them and make them wash dishes in the dining hall to pay for the “damages”. Problem solved.

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        • Totally agree. Is this type of over-reaction what they mean when they say we need more “Common Sense” Gun laws? Or are they saying that our current over-reaction isn’t over-reacting enough? I can’t sort it out. Please help.

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      • PTC DAWG

        Ed Zachery…some folks seem to think that a public hanging is the only way to handle things…..see, that was an exaggeration…but not much more than a felony for shooting a BB Gun.

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      • Walt

        People who want to blame the guy who reported the “crime” are among those who apparently thing it’s acceptable.

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    • Normaltown Mike

      errant darts cause more property damage than bee bees. Anyone who has had a tenant with a dartboard or was an errant dart thrower can attest to this.

      Damaging your room doesn’t make it a “crime” much less worthy of a criminal complaint.

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      • Walt

        WTF do darts have to do with this subject? That was a rehetorical question, so don’t bother to answer.

        The “crime” they were charged with was possessing a weapon in a school zone which is a felony. A few years back a UGA baseball player got charged with a felony weapons violation because he had a baseball bat in his dorm room. So UGA’s definition of a weapon seems pretty broad. And even if Gov. Deal signs the “campus carry” bill (an idiotic, assinine, moronic bill that is so stupid only a person with their head completely up their ass could support it) into law, they STILL would have been charged because you can’t have a weapon in a dorm.

        960 REF reported the damage will cost about $1000 to repair. If I was the guy who was responsible for repairing the damage, I’d probably report them, too.

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  8. I really don’t care if they get the boot. Seems that they went well beyond “just college kids having fun”. If you choose to be stupid sometimes you have to face the consequences and damaging something that isn’t yours can have major consequences.

    I see a portion of the fan base is already beginning to change it’s stance on these issues and it’s disappointing but expected. I still think we need to win a title before going full Auburn, though.

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    • Getting the boot is ridiculous for the tiny pings that a bb gun would cause. Make the pay for repairs, take away the bb gun, make them run til the puke and then do it again the next day for a month. I like the idea of making the other team members have some punishment too. That is like the Romans and decimation. It helps keep everyone in line.

      They should have known better than to have the bb gun. It was foolish. They also shouldn’t have drug paraphernalia. They have too much to lose to do these stupid things that affect not only themselves but the team. Unfortunately, 18 to 24 is a rebellious, stupid age.

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    • PTC DAWG

      Another public hanging advocate.

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  9. Dog in Fla

    “They were gonna put the BB gun away, but then they got high.”

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  10. paul

    O.C.G.A. § 16-11-120 the Georgia Firearms and Weapons Act specifies that it is unlawful for a person to carry ANY type of weapon onto any real property (real estate… land or buildings) owned by or leased to any public or private elementary school, secondary school, or school board and used for elementary or secondary education, any public or private technical school, vocational school, college, university, or institution of post secondary education.

    So, as much as we would like to blame anybody and everybody other than two stupid kids who got high, shot up their room and didn’t even bother to clean up after themselves the culprits here are two stupid kids who got high, shot up their room and didn’t even bother to clean up after themselves. End of story.

    Now we’ll see how much or if the culture really has changed though. We all know what would happen if Mark Richt were still at the helm.

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  11. Debby Balcer

    Stupid is as stupid does.

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  12. DawgPhan

    The reality is that these young men were treated better than some would fare in these circumstances. Black men get murdered by the police in this country for having toy guns.

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    • PTC DAWG

      So they pointed said toy guns at a Cop? All the while said Cop was asking them to put down said gun?

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    • Macallanlover

      Actually the overwhelming majority of black men murdered in this country are killed by guns and knives used by other black men. And the overwhelming majority of both black and white men killed by police are resisting arrest or committing crime. Fix that and you have virtually nothing to talk about, or do you just blanket approve of criminals acting outside the law? Never mind, I think we know how you will skate from the real issue to advance some glorious cause and excuse bad behavior.

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  13. Mike Cooley

    This retarded. How can a BB gun bring a felony charge when a be gun isn’t a firearm. Convicted felons are allowed to own by guns. This has no legs.

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  14. Walt

    I stand by my comment above. Some of you people have some fucked up ideas.

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