Sleeping under the influence

You know there would be a different outcome had Da’Shawn Hand been a Georgia player.

Jimmy Williamson can only shake his head in disappointment.

Good luck against FSU, Da’Shawn.

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47 responses to “Sleeping under the influence

  1. dawgfan

    Saban’s decision did bother me until I thought about who Bama is playing the first game. They should call the game the “Enabler Classic”. I bet they stop at Dreamland on the ride-around.

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  2. lakedawg

    Just further proof that Nicky not only runs the football program, but the school and police departments.

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  3. This makes me think back to all of the game suspensions we incurred over the years. It also makes me wonder at what cost in Ws & Ls. But we did it for the good of the player…right?

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  4. Chopdawg

    That’s one of the recruiting tools at Bammer: get a DUI, get a ride-around.

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    • Bigshot

      Oh good grief! I don’t see many people praising UGA for their tougher than anybody else stand. Last time I looked they didn’t have a top 10 for that.

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  5. Aladawg

    Beatin women, endangering lives in Louisiana and now this endangerment. Bama fans ought to be proud. And I assure you this is where our coach wants to be. As a rep of UGA it’s not where I want our coach to be.

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    • I was looking at a Bama site a while back. They referred to a new recruit as a savage and welcomed him to a team of savages. I don’t think they are too worried about what you are referring to.

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      • Jeff Sanchez

        “Savage” is a term kids these days use. Our class of ’16 used it often in those commit videos. No big deal.

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        • Yeah, I know what you mean. My teens use “savage” to mean “cool”. I didn’t think the bama fans were using the term to mean cool. So I checked the Urban Dictionary and it defined savage as: “bad ass, cool, violent”. So, I assume they meant bad ass, which is fine. I guess I’m getting old, cause when I use “savage”, I mean “an uncivilized piece of shit”.

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    • JarvisCrowell

      CKS hasn’t done anything to indicate a desire to let players off the hook for DUI or violent crime. By all accounts he is a decent person and a family man. So get out of here with that BS.

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      • Aladawg

        While there are different types of crime and certainly violent crime is serious as are DUI, Lirby has already allowed players to play that have been charged, so it ain’t BS.

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        • PTC DAWG

          You can get a DUI after 2 beers…I’m not sure I equate that as a violent crime….

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        • JarvisCrowell

          Standing up for your players so they don’t get felonies for having a BB gun is being a good coach and human being. I would judge a man much more harshly if he didn’t stand up for his players in that sense. Trying to get around UGA’s draconian policies for some behaviors does not mean that all behavior will be tolerated. You’re making a false assumption that because Kirby lets some things slide that he is a monster who would let them get away with anything. This thinking is an obvious manifestation of your dislike for the coach for whatever reason. So yes, it IS BS. I hope you don’t actually represent the university in an official capacity because you’re definitely not someone I want associated with the school.

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          • Aladawg

            You have a right to your opinion. Obviously our opinions differ. Standing up for players is an entirely different thing than accepting that breaking the law is acceptable. After all if an action is acceptable to society in a certain locale there wouldn’t be a law against it. You may think it’s fine to wreck people’s property, operate under the influence of any chemical that affects motor skills and judgement when overdone, but I don’t. Kirby was involved at Bama in the recruitment of Jonathan Taylor. Yes that troubles me and still does.

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        • Bulldog Joe

          It’s BS. Jonathan Ledbetter’s six-game suspension for the same offense tells you to take your trolling back to Tuscaloosa.

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          • 1smartdude

            In all fairness, Ledbetter was asleep behind the wheel at an intersection and had prior issues. College kids drink, I know that’s a shocker but in this case he’s of legal age and to give credit where it’s due, he made the right choice in not getting on the road. Aside from who they open with, It’s the right call. Do I wish our staff had more control over these incidents? Sure. But if I remember correctly, Kirby wasn’t required to sit Ledbetter for 6 games. Obviously he thought more was needed in his case. Because they clearly have a better feel for these situations than us or the media, I won’t question that Kirby was doing what he thought was best for the player, the team and the program..

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        • What about Bob

          Please name a player that Kirby Smart has disciplined differently that Mark Richt did while he has been the head coach at Georgia per UGA’s Drug & Alcohol policy?

          Ledbetter got treatment was suspended for half a season for his issues with alcohol. Riley will likely miss 1 to 2 games and so will Holyfield for their brush with wacky weed. That is exactly the same that Mark Richt would have done. In fact, how many players did Richt allow to play that had violated UGA’s Drug & Alcohol policy after they served their suspensions during his 15 year’s as Georgia’s head coach?

          Didn’t Kirby pull D’Ante Demery’s LOI for assaulting the mother of child in public during the G-Day game weekend?

          Look. We get it. You don’t like Kirby, but there is no need to make up stuff that isn’t true.

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  6. Hillbilly Dawg

    Has Huntley Johnson move to Tuscaloosa?

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  7. MGW

    Officers are surely already jockeying to be the one who gets to do the ride-around.

    They’re probably having a drawing.

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  8. Go Dawgs!

    A DUI is much more serious than a weed arrest. A DUI has to lead to the loss of playing time.

    Roll Tide.

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  9. ASEF

    Saban suspended his starting RG for the USC game last year – a moving DUI that later turned out to be concussion symptoms.

    Hand was sleeping in his car. Yes, he broke the law, but he wasn’t driving. Guessing 100 coaches out of 100 would do the same thing.

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  10. 3rdandGrantham

    Police ride along as punishment? Damn, that sounds like fun. That’s would be like my wife punishing me for not listening to her or whatever by forcing me to watch 8 hours of football while she takes care of the kids.

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  11. He was sleeping in his car. He wasn’t mowing down pedestrians. Being arrested for driving under the influence doesn’t mean he was driving under the influence. If he refuses a roadside breathalyzer, the officers arrest you. Arresting someone for sleeping in their car is stupid. If I was sleeping in my car, I would want it on to run the AC, and many modern cars have headlights that come on automatically. None of those circumstances (car running, headlights on, it being 4:30 am) should lead to an arrest. Just tell him to engage the emergency brake and let him sleep it off.

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    • Snoop Dawgy Dawg

      This is dumb. there are quite literally millions of scenarios where him sleeping in his car is a result of a situation where he already endangered peoples’ lives. No where has it been said that the car was parked in a parking lot that he drunkenly stumbled to from a bar/apartment/house/club/etc.

      The only detail we know is he was passed out drunk, in a car. That so many people in here seem to not have a problem with him being in his car passed out is astonishing. Uber, Lift, a coach, a friend, a cop, heck, pretty much anyone in Tuscaloosa can safely get him where he needed to be.

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      • Totally agree – being behind the wheel of a car intoxicated is dumb and dangerous regardless of what the BAC threshold is. If you’re planning to drink enough to trip the legal limit, there are plenty of options that cost much less than the cost of a DUI to get you to and from where you are going.

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      • PTC DAWG

        Hand was parked in a near-campus parking lot, sitting in the driver’s seat with the headlights on and the vehicle cranked, but was asleep with the car in park

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        • Cojones

          Some are saying that he had to have driven there from the bar and say he’s dumb for getting behind the wheel to begin with. Not so dumb as to park and sleep it off, so I’ll give him credit for his last reasoning choice to not drive anymore that night. If it was a UGA player, I’d give him the same credit.

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        • Right, and there is a name for that. It’s called DUI. I believe if the keys are in the ignition it is DUI in GA. Off to rehab.

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      • The only detail we know is he was passed out drunk, in a car.

        Uh… unless you have seen information reported somewhere I haven’t, we don’t know that he was passed out drunk in a car. We know that he was asleep in his car. I have yet to see a BAC reported anywhere. He was arrested for suspicion of DUI… 2.5 hours after the bars closed. No one saw him “drunkenly stumble” to his car or from a bar. No one reported him driving or failing to maintain his lane, and his car was not stopped at a stop sign like someone from UGA not too long ago. He was in a parking lot. He could have stumbled there from the bar, drunk as you allege, and not moved an inch, endangering no one, but instead make a wise decision to NOT drive.

        You are believing the story the way you want to believe it and not the way it can be proven… at least with the facts as they have been reported. There are quite literally millions of scenarios where him sleeping in his car is NOT a result of a situation where he already endangered peoples’ lives.

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        • JG Shellnutt

          There probably are “literally millions” of scenarios…
          But after like 10, they start getting pretty weird and fairly unlikely.
          Literally.

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  12. 69Dawg

    Hey Senator your old enough to remember Hosea Williams being found asleep in a parked car with I think the motor running. While I believe he was arrested the judge threw it out. Times have changed, I did hear an Alabama lawyer say that if he had been in the passenger seat there would have been no case made.

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  13. BigD

    I’m no fan of Saban’s discipline (or lack thereof), but there is such a thing as too damned much law and order. A strong argument could be made that a guy asleep in a car, drunk or otherwise, being arrested for DUI would qualify as such.

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