Chauncey, Chauncey, Chauncey…

Three strikes and he’s out.

Defensive lineman Chauncey Rivers was arrested for marijuana possession for the third time in seven months, and subsequently dismissed from the team on Friday.

A UGA spokesman confirmed Rivers’ dismissal.

“It’s extremely disappointing,” head coach Kirby Smart said in a statement. “He’s been given previous opportunities to remain on our football team but continues to exhibit a lack of good judgment and commitment to the standards we require and expect from our players. He’s put himself in a difficult position but we hope he finds a path that will provide some direction in his future.”

My advice is to transfer to Colorado.

I can’t let this go without passing, though.

There are four charges listed on the Dekalb County web site, including… parking in a disabled parking spot.

Honestly, I’m surprised it’s taken so long for that charge to crop up in a player arrest setting.  Seems tailor-made for Jimmy’s crew.

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66 responses to “Chauncey, Chauncey, Chauncey…

  1. watcher16

    Countdown to when this shows up as breaking news on front page of AJC site…

  2. DawgonSinclair

    What a dumbass. No excuses, don’t let the door hit you on the ass on the way out.

  3. Jt (the other one)

    Auburn here he comes!

  4. James Stephenson

    Beat me by that much.

  5. Jeff Sanchez

    Our players clearly aren’t fearful enough of our coach. Do they respect him? Is he too nice? Is he a churchgoer?
    Honestly, it’s hard to be scared of someone in pleated pants.

  6. WF Dawg

    Hasn’t he seen the Seinfeld episode where George parks in the handicap spot? Never ends well.

    • dawgtired

      Sons-a-bitches!

    • The Dawg abides

      It’s kind of karmic that a 19 yo college athlete was too lazy to walk a few extra steps, and it ended up costing him a felony arrest and his career at UGA.

  7. I don’t care what illegal activity you’re involved in, you gotta have some pretty bad judgment to get arrested 3 times in 7 months for the same thing. There’s people who smoke weed practically their entire lives without getting busted once, and he does it 3 times in 7 months. That’s a special kind of special.🙂

    • PDawg

      I was thinking the same thing Rev. Just smoke at your house… it’s not that hard

    • Got Cowdog?

      +1
      Contraband 101: If you got weed in the car, park the car legally.*

      Don’t drive over the speed limit. Do use turn signals. Don’t have expired tag. Do make sure all signals and lights work properly. Don’t weave in and out of lane.

      • Hogbody Spradlin

        If they had any sense they wouldn’t . . . Ah never mind.

      • Cojones

        Ah! A fellow smoker.

        And approach each speed limit sign as if there is a Ga speed trap behind it.

        Just thought of a bumper sticker to keep you out of trouble: “This ganga smoker contributed to the Georgia Sheriffs’ Boys Ranch”.

    • The pot charge was a misdemeanor for less than an ounce. The felony was for some other controlled substance, which indicates this kid has more issues than just a weed habit. I was already certain that he wouldn’t make it three more years before the third strike, I just figured it would be from a piss test down the line. Dismissal on three possesion arrests has to be a record. Usually it’s from three positive tests, or a combination of both.

    • 3rdandGrantham

      As a cop buddy told me a long time ago, if you don’t want to get arrested, simply stay invisible to a cop (i.e. stay in the privacy of your own home). But if you have to venture out, Cowdog’s advice is keen…it also helps to drive a rarely profiled car that most cops won’t bother with unless you’re really speeding or doing something stupid. Think Buicks, Volvos, and other cars that convey an image of upper middle class, law abiding Americans with kids in tow, and old people.

    • Tim In Sav

      That’s a special kind of stupid.

  8. dawgfandanno

    “The other charges included possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, parking in a disabled parking spot, and keeping drugs in a container.” A charge of keeping drugs in a container? I’m confused. Does anyone here know what that means? Seems to me all drugs would be kept in a container of some kind.

    • Siskey

      It is when you have prescription drugs in a container other than the container that they came from the pharmacy in.

    • Cojones

      Yes, a nice clean jar with a lid on it keeps your ganga potent . Of course, if the cop picks it up, your ass just became grass.

      SNL’s pot spots were classic, especially when Eddy Murphy opened the kitchen cabinet to the neatly arranged canning jars full of greenery (I cover mine with duct tape) plus the “How to Smoke a Chicken” episode where he stuffed it with greenery and lit the neck while puffing on the ass.

  9. Argondawg

    I enjoyed the kind bud 30 years ago in school and was an absolute dumbass hell raiser at UGA and somehow never got arrested. It’s hard to imagine a young man that has all of the potential advantages of being an elite athlete in an elite program on an amazing campus and then flushing it down the shitter over weed. I think he was parking in the right space for him.

  10. georgiajeepn

    But Obamer say he only do that cause he saw his momma and his auntie doing it…

  11. DawgPhan

    Wonder what the felony charge is for?

    Distribution? Another controlled substance?

    hate it for the kid.

    hopefully he gets it together and is able to play ball again and continue chasing his dreams.

    Also weed shouldnt be illegal, but even in CO it would be illegal for him right now.

    • JCDAWG83

      I don’t hate if for him, he’s a total dumbass and I hope he ends up in prison and his dreams go down the toilet and he never steps foot on another college campus or plays another down of organized football. All he had to do was not break the law, go to class, make Cs and play football and he would have, at the very least, had a college degree and a pretty bright future in three years or so. Best case was; he excelled on the field and signs an NFL contract and is a millionaire before he’s 23. I guess that was too much to ask if it meant giving up smoking pot.

        • simpl_matter

          For real. The kid just completely screwed up his future, now you want to wish more bad on him?!? Same Chauncey with the same problems avoids getting caught, plays lights-out for the next three years as an All-American, and I bet you love him so much you think about naming your next dog or child after him.

      • Tim In Sav

        Totally agree JC

  12. blands

    Another future ruined by the pointless War on Drugs.

    • JCDAWG83

      More like; another future ruined by stupidity. If you have illegal drugs in your car, it shouldn’t take a genius to not park in a handicapped space if your are not handicapped and don’t have a tag or sticker. If you’ve been arrested for drugs twice in the past 7 months, you shouldn’t have to be a Mensa member to know not to carry drugs in your car.

      Dumbasses like Chauncey need to be on a chain gang, he’s too stupid to exist in free society.

      • blands

        Disappointed in you JC. There’s no reason to bash the kid.

        UGA’s hands are tied here, and you can’t blame the university. Nothing can be done there. But that doesn’t change the fact that this arrest is probably BS, imo. Some of the doraville police are, well, let’s say overzealous and some officers get a bit too excited when they see a number 1 male committing a minor traffic violation. So the police report seems a bit contrived to me. And then there’s this: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/08/13/tiny-georgia-police-department-posts-terrifying-swat-video/ Let me just point out that doraville is far from a war zone. Also, there’s thousands of tokers across the state, but for some reason the majority of those charged for it have a certain feature in common. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ3dk6KAvQM

        Plus, xanax? Doesn’t this sound like a kid just trying to self medicate and find relief for an anxiety problem? I don’t know him, so who knows, but man, really sucks for the kid. But we can’t fight the State and their enforcers. I for one submit wholeheartedly to our police state and its various whims. All hail The Empire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_9OJnRnZjU

      • blands

        Disappointed in you JC. There’s no reason to bash the kid.

        UGA’s hands are tied here, and you can’t blame the university. Nothing can be done there. But that doesn’t change the fact that this arrest is probably BS, imo. Some of the doraville police are, well, let’s say overzealous and some officers get a bit too excited when they see a number 1 male committing a minor traffic violation. So the police report seems a bit contrived to me. And then there’s this: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/08/13/tiny-georgia-police-department-posts-terrifying-swat-video/ Let me just point out that doraville is far from a war zone. Also, there’s thousands of tokers across the state, but for some reason the majority of those charged for it have a certain feature in common. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ3dk6KAvQM
        
        Plus, xanax? Doesn’t this sound like a kid just trying to self medicate and find relief for an anxiety problem? I don’t know him, so who knows, but man, really sucks for the kid. But we can’t fight the State and its enforcers. I for one submit wholeheartedly to our police state and its various whims. All hail The Empire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_9OJnRnZjU
        
        • JCDAWG83

          If Chauncy wasn’t skilled at football, he would be another thug drug dealer/user all these loving people would want locked up. I’d save my disappointment for the people who feel bad for him getting caught. I’m no fan of the war on drugs but this isn’t a case where a person got arrested for some technicality they weren’t aware was illegal. Chauncey is a full on dumbass criminal and I have no sympathy for him whatsoever.

    • Tim In Sav

      I agree the war on drugs is stupid, however they are still illegal and one has to understand that and act accordingly.

    • PTC DAWG

      Agree

  13. RugbyDawg79

    Parking in a Disabled -(handicapped) parking space is the one that pisses me off- anyone with a family member that is disabled knows what I mean.

    • Minnesota Dawg

      Yes.

    • Cojones

      I’m disabled, but have never applied for a sticker and never will. The steps I save from parking in a disabled zone don’t help me what-so-ever. I hurt as soon as I start walking . If it’s a case of a disabled person needing more room on the side rather than unloading from the vehicle rear, you can still park temporarily close to the business to unload as you would at the airport. If the disabled person is alone, then I’m sure the vehicle is provided accordingly for loading and unloading anywhere.

      There is no need to curse the darkness without lighting a match.

      Somebody needs a special cookie.

  14. PTC DAWG

    I get the rules at UGA, I guess…but I am sort of pissed off that my tax money is spent arresting folks for a little POT.

    • Read the story. There is more than just a little pot involved. In addition to to a misdemeanor weed charge, there is a felony possession of a controlled substance. It appears Chauncey was involved in a bit more than recreational smoking. Wholeheartedly agree with your sentiment though.

    • Tim In Sav

      I’m pissed off that my tax money is spent giving Peach cards to people driving new cars.

      • Then you’ll love this. I’ve seen the mother of a former dawg and current NFL star (with a huge contract) pull up to a certain well-known meat market located in their small central GA hometown in a seriously tricked out Escalade and load it up with hundreds of dollars of choice meats. After checking out, the guy behind the counter told us she paid with an EBT card. Stick it to the Man anyway you can.

        • Tim In Sav

          Doesn’t surprise me one bit.

          • Tim In Sav

            And by the way, what is going to happen when the money runs out, and make no mistake the money will run out.

        • Cojones

          Would it have been a story if she was driving a junker?

          It’s funny how we judge sometimes. I used to drive a Toyota that had a few cosmetic dents in it on a freeway that was used by many stretch limos taking people to work in Hollywood. When things were crowded, it didn’t matter too much the manufacturer nor the occupant, it was every person for themselves. Was talking to a friend about getting a new car and he asked why I would do that and drive in LA traffic. Made sense, so after getting home, I took a sledge to prominent hood and fender features (was going to give it later to a teenage son who only wanted it for hunting transportation down in Texas) and – Voila! – everyone gave me room on the drive in to work in the morning. No one cut in front and everyone gave me room in my lane on the sides.

          Got bored of that after a while and bought an SUV. A heavy muther with big brush guards and a wench on front. Found out that worked well also. The question is: Would your friend’s opinion of me be altered as to which vehicle I used to pick my meat up? Of course not and if my son is a big enough provider to give me an Esplanade and I use it to get my food with the EBT (?) card (don’t you just hate it when white people do that?), would it matter more because I got the choice meats before the banker came to get his?

    • SEBdawg

      Do you get pissed off when your tax dollars are used to arrest underaged folks for drinking a little liquor and driving? What if its a third offense? What if their drunk behind ices the cake by parking in a handicaped parking spot?

  15. 69Dawg

    Mudcats car strkes again.

  16. CB

    Did ya’ll have time to saddle up, or are ya’ll just riding these high horses bareback?

  17. uncle_drew

    Lesson #1
    Only break one law at a time…