They got your request right here.

This is frickin’ hilarious.

In response to my post about the athletic department taking the maximum time it could under the new open records law to release the contract details of the 2020 game with East Tennessee State…

The memorandum shows that East Tennessee’s athletics director signed the memo in May – UGA athletics director Greg McGarity’s signature is undated – but the memo was not released until Friday. It was in response to a request for scheduling contracts made by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 18. UGA is using the full 90 days the state legislature gave it to respond to athletics-related requests, starting in July.

… Marc Weiszer pointed out to me that he wrote about the same details back in June, before the law went into effect.

Which means that the school had already shown it could gather and release the information within a shorter and more relevant time frame, but chose not to do so again, simply because it could.  Message sent, I’d say.  I don’t know if that’ll win any championships, but Butts-Mehre showed the Georgia Way has still got game.


Filed under Georgia Football, Media Punditry/Foibles

9 responses to “They got your request right here.

  1. The Georgia Way = passive-aggressiveness at its finest


  2. Aladawg

    I’d like to see a request now on how many donors drop tickets because of the donation increase. Otherwise we’ll find that out when tickets are sent!(cynically)


  3. Frankly, if either political party pushed for similar protection for FOI at a federal level, there would be round the clock screaming on every news network. I truly can’t understand why Georgia’s general assembly thought UGA football needed differential treatment.


  4. Bulldog Joe

    Willing to bet ETSU was the lowest bidder.


  5. Go Dawgs!

    This doesn’t surprise me, but it does disappoint me. I’m certain that there’s some unwritten policy in place at Butts-Mehre now that they’re going to drag their feet on all FOIAs from now on. That way, when they get a request for documents about our next Tony Cole crisis they can claim that the records are going through the same process as every request. After all, it took us 90 days to get you the contract on a cupcake game. Imagine how hard it is to respond to this request that could actually hurt the program!


  6. W Cobb Dawg

    The first thought that popped into my mind was it’s the only part of the job McGarity appears to excel at.



    They seem to be following others stated above.