The difference between Athens and Gainesville

So, we get a BB-gate update in which Rochester and Clay’s attorney Kim Stephens expresses the hope that Rochester and Clay will be allowed to enter a pre-trial diversionary program, which would result in the charges levied against them being purged from their record upon completion.

Somehow, I think we’d be hearing something stronger than hope if you took out the words “Kim Stephens” and substituted “Huntley Johnson” in their stead.

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17 responses to “The difference between Athens and Gainesville

  1. Derek

    Too bad our elected DA’s can’t be like our other state politicians.

    Q: Do you hope that allowing these kids into a diversionary program will teach them a lesson?

    A: Hell, I hope it wins us a national championship! GO DAWGS!!!

    (I am kidding btw.)

  2. 92 grad

    And, seems that Stanford is the Gainesville-west. That judge out there is going to have to be exiled, maybe Gainesville will break soon too.

  3. paul

    The difference is that these two had a “gun” on campus. We all know it wasn’t really a gun but by the definition spelled out in Georgia law, at least as it pertains to weapons on campus, a BB gun is treated as a “gun.” Should we read anything into the fact Ed Tolley isn’t handling the case?

    • I Wanna Red Cup

      Kim Stephens has represented many athletes in criminal matters. he know what he is doing.

      • Cojones

        What’s his resultant record with those SAs?

      • paul

        I have no doubt about that. Just wondering if Tolley is no longer their go to guy.

        • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

          Tolley was mostly handling stuff involving the NCAA. I know he’s done some criminal stuff in the past, but Kim Stephens is every bit as good.

    • DawgPhan

      I was wondering why the main guy wasnt on the case..

    • Whiskeydawg

      By some accounts, Rochester and Clay were about to become another Harris and Klebold. I went to Georgia in the late 70’s. Back then, what those two did would have gone pretty much unnoticed. I still think it’s much ado about not much. Take their BB-guns away, suspend them for a game, make them pay for the damage, and call it a day. So much sh*t is blown up out proportion these days.

      • Jimmy Williamson

        I refuse to answer the phone to the parent of a student who was hit by a BB from a dorm window. I couldn’t sleep at night knowing I could have prevented that nasty welp. #NoPriceTooHighForSafety

      • Cosmic Dawg

        This x 1,000. Cannot believe cops, lawyers, reporters, parents, kids, coaches, etc, etc, have nothing better to do than wring their hands over this nonsense.

    • AthensHomerDawg

      At UT they rob gas stations with BB guns.

  4. MykieSee

    “Purged from their record”….. that’s funny. Nothing is ever purged from the record.

    • Uglydawg

      How we would know? I ‘spect there are a lot of people with purged records..mostly the influential.
      Had I been the cop that went to the call concerning the BB gun, I would have confiscated the air rifle and told them to pick it up at the station and never bring it back on campus. That should have been all that happened. We’ve got people running around blowing up airports, planed, cutting other peoples heads off, blowing up historical sites, mass raping and murdering little girls and boys and we have to waste court time and energy worrying about a friggin BB gun. The world sucks.

      • Jared S.

        I live near a small state University in Maryland and in years past I worked construction on some renovation projects in some of the academic buildings. Talking to some of the maintenance guys at the university they would often talk about all the stuff students tore up in their dorm rooms. Beds destroyed, holes in doors/windows/walls. These two maintenance guys had a full-time job which seemed to involve and awful lot of just fixing stuff that students tore up in their rooms. I don’t remember them talking about cops ever being called.

        What idiot called the police about this?

      • MykieSee

        I’m in the, shall we say, security clearance business. I can’t tell you the amount of times I bring something up to an interviewee and they say, “That was supposed to be purged from my record.”

        • Scooter

          Yep, purged from your police record but forever in the good ol Red and Black, Internet edition. Just ask my son who got a underage drinking charge and went through the whole expungement process only to be failed by the article in the R&B that refused to take down the article initially reporting the indescretion