No surprise here…
— Seth Emerson (@SethWEmerson) January 26, 2022
— Seth Emerson (@SethWEmerson) January 26, 2022
There was simply no way he was coming back in a timely manner, if at all. His departure didn’t hurt the team ultimately, so all that’s left to say is that I hope the court process plays out fairly for everyone concerned.
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I guess I didn’t really pay attention after everything went down in the fall. I never knew that he had any hope of returning to the team at all.
Before the second accuser came forward his lawyer was agitating in the media and petitioning the school to return him to playing status with the team. That stopped after the second accuser made her report.
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As soon as the accuser when to the police his career at UGA was over. Prayers for everyone involved.
Went to the police. Auto spell sucks sometimes
You only hope for the truth to win out and justice be served.
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The NFL seems to have more of a tolerance for accusations of if not also actual acts of violence against women and sexual violence, so it would seem to be the only move available to him. Not knowing the facts yet from an investigation and legal proceeding, I’ll just pray that the outcome will be just.
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Perceptions of NFL permissiveness notwithstanding, if he doesn’t get a reasonable resolution of the case he won’t be playing for a NFL team. If the case remains pending, he won’t be on a NFL team.
He may be hoping for a reduction in charges with substantial restitution or a parallel civil settlement.
I would also note that Joe Mixon played college ball at OK after knocking a woman out on video.
Ray Rice never played another down in the NFL after knocking a woman out on video.
As such I can’t draw the same conclusions you do.
I’m also pretty sure that no NFL team would have been as reckless, brazen and then defiant about bringing in Jonathan Taylor onto their team as Nick Saban and Alabama were.
Joe Mixon, did he play football for the University of Georgia?
Jonathan Taylor, he was available as a transfer because he was no longer welcome to play for the University of Georgia, was he not? Jeremiah Holloman, accused of hitting a female a full year after the act, did he ever play another snap for the University of Georgia? We’re talking about Georgia and not Alabama or Oklahoma. And yes, there’s been zero tolerance of such at Georgia in the past decade or more, so even though you can cite cases where NFL players had their careers ended by accusations or convictions, there are also examples of players who didn’t. QED, there’s more tolerance for accusations of sexual violence or violence in the NFL than there is at the University of Georgia, Derek.
A wee bit defensive perhaps?
I read your comment to say he would be more welcome in the NFL than at another (not UGA) college football team.
UGA is intolerant of traffic violations and weed. If your point was that uga takes conduct issues seriously, thanks for the newsflash, seriously.
Big Ben Rothlisbeger SMFH……
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He’s not getting drafted this year, period. IF he’s acquitted, he’ll have to hope to get picked up as an undrafted free agent. That’s his only avenue to a pro career.
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Oh, I disagree. A team who can afford for him not to play in 22 could definitely take a chance on a potential first round talent with a 6th or 7th round pick.
It makes sense to take that sort of a chance if you’re a gm, but I don’t think the NFL front office will allow it. Adam is going to have to resolve that case or he won’t be eligible to be drafted:
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Should portal to Jimbo.
Seriously, I just want justice to be served. I’m sure we all do. Either way it goes, I hope it’s just.
This may sound weird, but I am very thankful this came out early in the season so he could be (somewhat quietly) dismissed from the team and then everyone moved on.
Imagine if that had come out between the SEC championship game and the playoff??? UGH.
Or perhaps worse: after we win the natty, and it is forever tainted as “yeah they won with that rapist.”
As a school and a fanbase, we are very fortunate how this worked out.
And as the Senator says: I hope the legal process now plays out fairly for all parties and that justice is ultimately served.
Or heck, even Clemson now with Watson (even though that’s after the fact).
I hope his trail is sooner rather than later so this does not drag out. I would also say while there was a second accuser he was not charged with a second crime. He is presumed innocent until proven guilty as ISA yoneaccused of a crime.
Trial not trail
Is as anyone accused I need to proof before I hit send.
We got it – you good Miss Debby.
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