A bonding story

Okay, in just a few short hours the D’Antne Demery mishegas has gone from snarky to sad to just plain weird.

Demery was initially given a distinction of “no bond family violence.” During the 10 a.m. hour on Sunday, an Athens-Clarke County Jail representative confirmed a local judge ordered a bond totaling $1,500 ($1,000 for the simple battery and $500 for the criminal trespass charges) and for Demery to be released only to UGA program coordinator Bryant Gantt. At 12:04 p.m., however, Demery’s jail log was updated to show he could only be released to a woman named Brandi McMaster.

Demery eventually posted bond at 1:03 p.m. Sunday.

It is unknown why Gantt was initially listed as the person for Demery to be released to or why that name was changed on the jail log. The change occurred roughly 15 minutes after The Telegraph called the Athens-Clarke County Jail to inquire why Gantt was the person responsible for Demery following his release. NCAA rules stipulate programs cannot provide free or reduced-cost services to student-athletes and among those would be posting bond.

Right now, Kirby is probably wondering if there’s some way to keep the media from reporting this stuff, too, until he tells them.  In the meantime, it does seem as though there’s been a softening of the relationship between the ACCPD and the Georgia athletic department. Taken together, I’m not sure what it means, but I doubt anyone is gonna take the time to explain it to us.


UPDATE:  And that’s that.


UPDATE #2:  Back to the jail log, McGarity responds,

Georgia athletics director Greg McGarity stated that Gantt’s name “was included in error and I assure you UGA staff members have not violated any rules related to this incident.”

Which neatly sidesteps the question of whose error, of course.



Filed under Crime and Punishment, Georgia Football

18 responses to “A bonding story

  1. My take, LOL. “You can’t take my boy yet Aubum.”


  2. He’s been released from his LOI. Another reason recruiting rankings mean zilch. There is no measure in the ratings for academics, character or desire.


  3. Sanford222view

    Sad story but glad to see Kirby made the correct move by letting him go. I hope the kid gets his issues resolved and bounces back in life.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. I’m glad he was released from his LOI. Seems like a clear case against him, unless more than a couple random people have their stories together. Hope the kids gets help quick because I can see how this ends.


  5. “We are glad to offer you the vacant OT Mr. Wray.”


  6. reality check here

    The SEC rule left UGA no choice. Kirby does have a choice with what to do with the scholarship. Maybe Rodrigo will finally get one


  7. HVL Dawg

    Damn. Four star OL don’t grow on trees.


  8. Hogbody Spradlin

    Does that free up a scholarship for Ken Blankenship’s son?


  9. Argondawg

    “to this incident” makes wonder how they handled other incidents. Guess you could file an FOI request and wait 6 months.


  10. Bulldog Joe

    Athens Georgia, whers it’s Always Springtime!