Justin Fields’ Georgia legacy

Kendall Milton is a five-star running back in next year’s class who is currently committed to Georgia.  His father, Chris, tweeted this charming tidbit yesterday.

Adam Sasser is the gift that keeps on giving.  I wonder how many other recruits’ families are hearing garbage like that.

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45 responses to “Justin Fields’ Georgia legacy

  1. We’re going to be dealing with the crap associated from Sasser for a while.

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    • JCDawg83

      The crap is associated with Fields, his father and a typical scumbag lawyer. Sasser and Fields are/were best friends.

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      • You can dislike all three of those people. It doesn’t change the fact that Sasser is a dumbass who created this situation.

        Your anger is misplaced. You don’t like Fields gaming the system? Then you should be upset at the person that gave him a foothold in the form of a bad PR situations that UGA and the NCAA wanted no part of.

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        • Normaltown Mike

          This is the correct take.

          Sasser created this situation by being an utter dirtbag. Is it an angle to game the system? yes. At the same time, being a college freshman on a champion level team and having to put up with that kinda garbage DOES suck.

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          • Uglydawg.

            I both agree and disagree.
            And this isn’t to defend Sasser. His behavior was reprehensible.
            Sasser was the one pointed too,.but it was just a bullshit excuse by Fields and it has been used to taint UGA.
            The truth is that if Sasser didn’t exist, Fields would have pointed to some other person or situation to justify his wanting to leave.
            We would just be typing someone else’s name in where we are typing “Sasser”.
            Fields’ blaming racism for leaving UGA is disingenuous. He left because he is too good to sit. He is. But he should have just come out and said it in a graceful way.
            If there is a major university in the world without one smidgen of racism, Fields should have sought it out.
            I promise you that there are racists at anOSU . When he has a bad game, Fields will hear from them too. We won’t hear about it though,because…well because Fields has what he wants and he couldn’t get at UGA. He’s the starting QB.
            Racist slurs are ugly and wrong. So is tainting the reputation of any institution just to get your way.

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            • The truth is that if Sasser didn’t exist, Fields would have pointed to some other person or situation to justify his wanting to leave.

              Fields requested a waiver based on the NCAA’s rule: a waiver will be granted “in cases where the student-athlete was a victim of objective, documented egregious behavior by a staff member or student at the previous institution and the previous institution supports the waiver.”

              I don’t think it’s as easy as you suggest. Unless you know about other “egregious behavior by a staff member or student” directed Fields’ way that the school dealt with.

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      • Derek

        They are adopting a child together. The child will be the ring bearer at the Fields/Sasser wedding ceremony. Just got the invitation in the mail.

        It’s true! Because I wrote it down and hit “post comment.”

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      • Doug

        Justin Fields may have been looking for a way out, but Adam Sasser guided him to the door and held it open for him. Even if Fields was the POS some of y’all are making him out to be, that doesn’t make Sasser’s conduct any less of a stain on this university. And it’s telling that some people find Fields’ desire for playing time, mercenary though it may have been, a greater offense than hollering the n-word in public at a football game.

        [Cue accusations of being a virtue-signaling SJW in 3, 2…]

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  2. Bigshot

    Justin Fields should be Public Enemy # 1 for every fan of UGA football. If he wanted to leave fine. No problem, but to use this episode as a reason to leave was ridiculous!

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    • Its a shitty way to do it, but the NCAA sit out one year transfer rule forced that hand. I think it’s pretty clear that everyone knows why he did it.

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    • bulldogbry

      I’m just asking, are we certain that this was the reason he used to leave?

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      • Yes. I’ve posted about it, but once Sasser became the issue and UGA didn’t object to Fields’ request, the waiver grant was automatic under NCAA transfer rules.

        Sasser’s stupidity made it a slam dunk. It’s both unfortunate and inevitable that it’s also provided fodder on the recruiting trail.

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        • W Cobb Dawg

          I said at the time UGA needed to fight the racism excuse tooth and nail. That’s when we need high paid A.D.s and administration staffs the most. Unfortunately, we laid back and let it happen because Greg Mediocrity is feckless. Why would anyone be surprised its being used against us now?

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          • How exactly do you fight that? The university did the right thing, it you still can’t unring that bell. And fighting it just keeps it out there.

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          • How do you fight something you already conceded when Sasser was kicked out of school?

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            • W Cobb Dawg

              Exactly my point. We DID kick Sasser out of school. UGA could argue they would do everything within its power to prevent racism against Fields (if he remained). I.e., our policies against racism are equal to, if not stronger, than anything tOSU has.

              Fields left because of playing time. If we let him or his representatives call us racist and we don’t defend ourselves, we leave ourselves open to letting the racism accusation gain traction.

              I think Kirby was okay with letting Fields leave (for reasons other than racism). But there were certainly ways to mitigate against the racism charge. If we suffer for it going forward, I think we have nobody to blame but ourselves for not fighting the accusation more forcefully.

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              • You’re saying the school screwed up by dismissing Sasser instead of allowing him to stay? And that if he’d in fact stayed, that would make UGA look less racist?

                Ho-kay.

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              • Derek

                Why does Sasser make “us” racist?

                I thought it made Sasser racist.

                Not sure what “we” had to defend.

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                • Bigshot

                  Sasser should not have used the term he did, but in reality he was stating he felt Fields was better than Fromm and should have been put in the game.

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                • Busta

                  ^^^Yes! He was actually trying to show Fields support by suggesting to put him in the game over Fromm. Used the wrong word, but not in a way be demeaning to Fields (still don’t use that word). What he should’ve said, and basically was trying to say was “Put my homie in the game!”. He crossed a line, but I personally don’t see him as trying or being a racist. That’s my gripe with Fields, he knew that Sasser wasn’t a racist, was his friend and what he was saying…leave that guy in the game, let him play. IMO, one person isn’t too wise with his words, another person and his dad (maybe just his dad) have some pretty weasel-like characteristics.

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          • DawgPhan

            Imagine if UGA went a public campaign to smear a young black man to prove how racist they aren’t.

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    • Macallanlover

      While I agree with your sentiment, it is a cheap shot built on a grossly exaggerated premise, but I don’t see much credibility being given for Fields’ transfer. It was for playing time, pure and simple. I don’t doubt there are snide comments made in recruits’ living rooms at times, or on fan oriented message boards, but the public overwhelmingly rejects that as the reason Fields tucked tail and bolted. Every week or two, more players enter the portal, and all for the same reason, personal benefit for playing time.

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      • Admiral Sackbar

        That’s probably the truth (it ain’t sexy, doesn’t make for good television, but more than likely the reality). By the time fall camp ended Fields was clearly frustrated with his role on the team. He might have said he was okay not starting his first year during his recruitment but his behavior during the season didn’t indicate that. Plus I too heard rumblings that OSU was recruiting him during the season.

        I think us fans and alumni want these kids to love the university as much as we do but that isn’t always the case. I think Justin was initially excited to be part of this program when he signed his LOI but his career was always a bigger priority than being part of UGA. It sucks but you also can’t fault the kid (insert your own pay-for-play thoughts here). As soon as he realized he wasn’t going to jump Fromm on the depth chart he jumped ship and circumstances that weren’t in his control made it all the easier for him to do that.

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  3. If you guys don’t think Mullen is using this in living rooms, then I have bridge to sell you…

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  4. Atticus

    Bottom line he plays for Ohio State. If we play them I hope we crush them but until then wish him the best. The NCAA is a freaking joke. Why did Eason have to sit, why did Luke Ford have to sit but Fields could play immediately?

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    • Bc neither of them had an idiot baseball player drop a flaming bag of pr shit on the NCAA doorstep. No one involved (including Kirby and UGA) wanted this getting anymore sunshine than it had already gotten.

      Field realized that and exploited the situation. Again, hate the game, not the player.

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  5. GruvenDawg

    The Fields situation and what happened to Trenton Thompson not getting drafted will hound us on the recruiting trail for a while even though both narratives are BS.

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  6. Justin Fields left because I think he knows Jake is coming back for his 4th year.

    Adam Sasser gave the Fields what they needed to get him eligible to play immediately. He’s a douche bag.

    I’m convinced anOSU was tampering with Fields last fall through his personal QB coach who also worked with Haskins.

    I hope the Suckeyes never win a game … I believed that before Fields went to Columbus and will after he leaves Columbus.

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  7. jr

    i think it’s a requirement for 5* rb’s dads to have gigantic arms… a PPV special of him vs swift’s dad in an arm wrestling contest would probably draw better numbers than UT’s games

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  8. DawgPhan

    Also entirely possible that one person could feel unwelcomed and another person, maybe even a related person, feel welcome.

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  9. Cojones

    I thank Chris Milton for letting everyone know it is being used. He knew of Jaiden because it is a counter-punch we use against the Sasser rift. Hopefully this informs others who were holding back their commitment after hearing this maligning chatter and they may feel moved to commit.

    We fought this shit at UGA in the 60s and it rears it’s ugly head again, except this time the study and intelligence behind Milton’s commit overcame the innuendo about our University. It would be interesting to see who is touting this on the recruiting trail, albeit it looks like it comes from the Big10 direction. It was their favorite ploy in the 50s and 60s when they touted the Jim Crow laws in the South along with proclaiming that desegregation had already occurred in the nawth.

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