The Georgia athletic department wants Bryant Gantt on that line. It needs Bryant Gantt on that line.
Something that may help Georgia’s football program is the presence of Gantt, a former Bulldog player who has worked for the team since 2011. Prior to that he spent 19 years at the law firm Cook, Noell, Tolley and Bates, where he worked as a legal assistant, investigator and process server.
“He’s close with some of the cops,” former Georgia linebacker Reuben Faloughi said. “You would see Gantt talking with the cops. I think that kind of bridged the gap between the team and the police.”
Gantt has long acted as a liaison between the program and law enforcement, from organizing law enforcement days at practice, and showing up as players are being arrested and advising them before court cases.
It doesn’t stop players from being arrested, but it helps avoid situations getting worse.
“He’s just a guy who does everything with the program,” Faloughi said. “He was just well-connected in Athens with law enforcement, and he kept us accountable, and also made sure we were protected.”
Which makes you wonder how much worse things might be if nobody were out there bridging that gap…