Ridin’ in Mudcat’s car

Dammit.

According to the Athens-Clarke County jail logs, Georgia running back James Cook was arrested on two misdemeanor charges on Saturday morning.

Cook was arrested on one count of driving with an open container of alcoholic beverage in the passenger area and one count of having an invalid drivers license. Bond for each misdemeanor was $1,000. He was booked at 1:45 a.m. on Saturday and released on bond at 2:39 a.m.

Some things never change.

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33 responses to “Ridin’ in Mudcat’s car

  1. Corch Irvin Meyers New USC Trojans Corch (2020)

    For fuck’s sake.

    Isn’t there supposed to be an off-field coach or analyst or something who’s ONLY JOB is to make sure these 18-23 year old morons have valid driver’s licenses and shit? Like a life coach or something?

    What the hell is THAT guy doing? He’s obviously failing in the performance of his duties.

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    • California dawg

      With how many analysts and assistants we have on staff surely one could be responsible for goddamn driver’s licenses.

      Also the entire team should have unlimited Uber/Lyft credits.

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  2. Debby Balcer

    Wonder if a passenger left the bottle since he was not charged with dui if he is under 21 he would have been charge for any level of alcohol in his blood.

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    • The other Doug

      The DUI charge might be pending a blood test.

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    • The Dawg abides

      I’m wondering more so how a 20 year old can be charged with open container, but not underage possession. If he’s being held responsible for the container, then isn’t he in possession of it?

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    • spur21

      Pretty sure if someone in the car has an open container the driver gets charged. Could be someone in the passenger or back seat had an open container and not Cook.

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  3. Hobnail_Boot

    Offseason starting early!

    Laissez les bons temps rouler!

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  4. Texas Dawg

    Not a good thing to happen, but also not some earth shattering thing. This is typical of most college age males. They are not the most responsible bunch as a whole. While Kirby will rip him a new one for this transgression, it is in a different stratosphere from an act of violence. That would have earned an immediate one way ticket out of town.

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    • Macallanlover

      Absolutely, let’s separate violence from all other crimes. Increase the penalty for the former, and minimize the other.

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  5. Mayor

    Pretty small stuff. Half the time I forget to renew my license by my birthday when it expires. When I finally remember I go to do it and nobody says anything. Also, open container? Really? I assume they checked him out and he wasn’t drunk or they would have charged him with that too. I don’t know how old he is but if they didn’t charge him with drinking under age he must be old enough. Kids can’t afford to Uber like working adults. I agree it was dumb to take a drink home with him but this is nothing.

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  6. MillyDawg

    How does it go “let he who has not driven with a road beer cast the first stone”?

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  7. PTC DAWG

    Open container law is bullshit…is this really an arrest-able offense?

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    • Macallanlover

      Agree, this is a law that makes no sense to me, especially if it is a single open beer. I lived in NC when they had a law against selling mixed drinks, but you could brown bag to restaurants who could sell you “set ups”. As someone who has never bought a pint bottle of liquor, I either brought an opened fifth/half gallon bottle, or took home an open bottle. My alternative was to consume it all in the restaurant, or break the law with a partial bottle. Come on, man. If a person isn’t driving drunk when you stop him/her, don’t charge him for a bottle/can that hasn’t been consumed. An invalid license for an expired license should be like a parking ticket, nothing more than pay a fine and get it renewed.

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  8. CB

    Perfect timing. Suspend his ass for the Sugar Bowl. Get him ready for the spring.

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  9. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    I’m having a hard time getting upset about this. While it is never great to have any charge, this is about as little a charge you have as a college student of any sort.

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  10. DawgFaithful

    How the hell are you supposed to drink your beer if it’s in the passenger area?

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  11. Merk

    He could have had an open bottle of liquor in the back seat.

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    • Down Island Way

      Mr Cook may have been raised to always ride where your bottle is located…back seat is an excellent place to party/get laid, driving from that location is good on sidewalks, not permissible on main thoroughfares

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  12. practicaldawg

    Athens Clarke County police have been on our rivals’ payrolls for years

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  13. Well, that’s one way of getting out of having to play in a meaningless bowl game.

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  14. Well, that’s one way of getting out of having to play in a meaningless bowl game.

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  15. W Cobb Dawg

    Feel bad for Cook. He seems like a good kid and good athlete. But he should’ve checked our history with undersized RBs before committing. Any talent he has is almost certainly to be wasted in our system. I have no idea why we’d even recruit an undersized RB.

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  16. This is a sure sign that the tide is starting to turn against Kirby in Athens. /s

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  17. So it seems Cook drove someone else that was drinking and he(Cook) got caught without a license and was arrested and charged? As always, I want to scream F ACCPD and whoever makes this stuff public but maybe there is more to it and they went easy on him. ACCPD has never been known for that, though.

    I’m just having a difficult time giving a shit about anything other than the public ammunition.

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  18. stoopnagle

    Meh. Run your steps and let’s move on.

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  19. BMan

    He would’ve gotten pulled over earlier, but Coley didn’t put him in Mudcat’s car until the after midnight when most of the meaningful drives had been made. Just kidding, if Coley was responsible, I’m sure the car would’ve been driven straight into a wall.

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  20. Mudcat

    Thanks for using my nickname again…Senator

    Good Gawd….I trademarked that shit on my car in HS.

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  21. 79Dawg

    Mark right comes to visit to see his nephews in the state championship, and our guys feel like it’s open season to disrespect him…

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  22. jt10mc (the other one)

    Meh. Non story. Hate to be the analyst who failed to make sure Cook had a license.

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  23. Honestly, Should be able to get the open container dismissed and resolve the driver’s license by getting that fixed. I’ve certainly gotten out of worse situations with a little lawyering.

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  24. Careful Brad

    The open container tells me he’s just getting ready for the drive thru daiquiri stands in New Orleans. That’s more Sugar Bowl prep than I saw from the team last year.

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