Kids these days

Warren, Warren, Warren

A TikTok Challenge gone awry has landed Georgia defensive lineman Warren Brinson in hot water with local authorities.

Thursday night, the Savannah native turned himself in to the Athens Clarke-County jail on a pair of misdemeanor charges of simple battery after shooting a toy water bead gel gun, also known as a SplatRBall, at a group of individuals on campus.

A source tells UGASports that Brinson was allegedly taking part in what’s known as the “Orbeez Challenge” on TikTok, where participants are encouraged to use the toys to shoot water gel beads at strangers while recording.

In a message to UGASports, Brinson explained that he was in his vehicle when he pulled up to a group of people that he thought he knew. Brinson told UGASports he was mistaken, and charges were filed by the individuals who were hit by the gel beads after they called the UGA police.

“In his vehicle”.  I guess we know who’s driving Mudcat’s car this season.

I have the feeling the internal punishment for this will be more severe than the external.

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56 responses to “Kids these days

  1. RangerRuss

    Dumbass.

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  2. Gators laugh at our thuggery amateurism, but somewhere Herbstreit is outraged at Kirby’s lack of control.

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  3. Ran A

    You are likely a college student shot by a water pellet on a college campus by a college kid and you are likely aware of the challenge and you call the police? And then you press charges? Seriously…

    I worry for this country, because it is soft… None of these kids would have survived the 70’s. No bike helmets, jarts (look it up if you do not know what it is), seat belts were more of an option (I wore them) – no air bags mind you, station wagons with cribs in the back on vacation, pay phones, long distance expensive has hell – you called home only in an emergency. You got into a fight – it was a fight. You were sent to the office, where you were paddled – usually ended up with a phone call to the parents – no suspension, no felony charges. If the cops caught you with beer they took you home – knowing the punishment would far exceed what the locals had planned for you – but it didn’t go on your record – it did not cost you a shot of getting into your school of choice.

    One thing is for DAMN Sure – if someone pulled up and shot you with a water pellet (didn’t exist then) – you laughed it off and begin planning your revenge.

    GAWD, I’m glad I grew up when I did…

    Oh yeah… And music was and still is SO MUCH BETTER than the crap out today.

    That ends my “get off my lawn” rant of the day…

    Enjoy the Masters..

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  4. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

    Frakking social media.

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  5. classiccitycanine

    Who the f*** presses charges on something like that? I 100% blame that person rather than Brinson.

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  6. prosticutor

    Those water pellet guns look a lot like the little Hi-Point pistols kids run around with. Very easy to conceal. And almost every stolen gun case I deal with around here, it’s something like this. What I’m saying is, if you’re going to point something that looks like a gun at somebody, consider yourself lucky if a glock isn’t fired back in return. Dumb dumb dumb.

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    • Ran A

      Yeah, I get that. Back in the day it was an egg. No mistaken an egg being thrown for a weapon. I know it was a stupid thing to do – but pressing charges? Soft.. Soft.. Soft..

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      • row105

        Akhil Crumpton has just found his defense. …I thought it was a tictok challenge water pellet gun…………….. So not only do we need to toughen up we need to get a lot better perspective about Warren really did. Don’t record yourself doing stupid shit and admitting nothing. I did dozens of things stupider than this in my time at UGA but I didn’t make a record for the world. Like all the old farts on this blog I find myself wondering why did doing stupid shit like this feel like so much fun?…..Our favorite weapon/tool was a fire extinguisher.

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    • Am I missing the sarcasm font here? SplatRBall guns do not look anything like real guns other than maybe the shape. The colors of the guns are orange, blue, & white.

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    • Down Island Way

      Tru Dis..

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  7. Harold Miller

    Somebody get this guy a Vespa.

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  8. MGW

    Ya shouldn’t do that. You also shouldn’t call the cops like a little bitch when someone shoots a water gun that stings a little bit at you.

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    • MGW

      And that’s got nothing to do with football. Don’t complain about crime around Athens, and then go wasting officers’ time and resources on that kind of petty crap.

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  9. RangerRuss

    Bunch of silly bastards playing children’s games and candyass pussies calling the cops. They all need to Man the fuck up including the UGA cops. They must be hard up for action to press charges on such a sorry ass crime.

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    • Texas Dawg

      Every time I hear a story start with TicTok challenge, you just know it’s not going to end well. I’m sure the “gun” triggered someone at the site of such a repulsive thing, and their feelings were hurt. That requires an immediate and draconian response. It was a really stupid thing to do, and if pointed at the wrong person, could have ended tragically. This is the kind of thing that should result in stupidity punishment, not criminal charges.

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      • RangerRuss

        Agreed, Tejas Perro. I was involuntarily enrolled in some Spy vs Spy assassination game at UGA by some old grammar school pals. I protested but it fell on stupid ears. Fortunately for the kid who drew my name, the boys had informed me I was in the game. Caught the dumbass creeping up behind me with a water pistol painted to look like a 1911. Now if you’ve ever stared down the gaping maw that’s a .45 there’s no mistaking it for the tiny hole of a water gun. Still, “That requires an immediate and draconian response”.
        As this shithead is sitting on his butt holding his wrist and I’m emptying the water pistol in his pelvic girdle, giving him the appearance of a tech senior that Joy Bland just said “Hello” to, I explained to him that if he pressed charges my real friends would be paying him a visit one night and a lot more would be hurting than his jacking hand.
        Don’t go to stupid places with stupid people doing stupid things because stupid hurts. But it shouldn’t result in criminal charges. Hopefully Kirby can get the charges dismissed and Brinson can contemplate his transgressions on the steps of woe.

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        • Texas Dawg

          Grew up with Joy. Her bother Ritchie Bland (graduated from HS with my sister) is the one who created and was the first ” Buzz” The Yellow Jacket at North Avenue Trade School.

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          • Ole Dokes

            Wonder if these charge pressing pussies are huddled in their safe spaces with their comfort animal of choice and getting back to normal now? Bless their hearts.

            As a kid I’d work summers as a landscaper & we’d drive the hell outta our raggedy ass old landscape trucks & see some hapless schmuck schleppin down the road & we’d cut the engine & coast for a few hundred yard & then fire the engine about the time we got alongside the poor soul…the reignition of the old motor would create a backfire that sounded like a concussion grenade going off & scare the ever living shit outta the pedestrian. We would cackle & bawl with joy & would’ve surely had our asses hauled to jail if we’d been caught. In hindsight it was rather cruel, but damn it was funny back then…

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            • My comfort animal is and always has been a drug mule 🧐

              Folks need to calm the fuck down…stop hyperventilating over the slightest infraction…if no one was hurt, no property damaged, let bygones be bygones…a stern talking to the “aggressor” and leave it at that…not every infraction needs to be a federal case.

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            • Got Cowdog

              LMAO!!! Old Bone would do that shit. I’d be asleep on the passenger side, he’d catch it on a foggy morning under a bridge and scare the living shit out of me.

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            • RangerRuss

              LMFAO! It’s funny even now, Ole Dokes.
              I was driving down Milledge across from the dorms in a deluge. Raining so hard the water was rolling on to the sidewalk. I spotted an Air Force cadet in his zoomie blue uni walking under an umbrella and never hesitated in hitting the deepest part of the flow and tsunamied his ass. The wall of water hit him like a wave at Waikiki. Laughing like a demon I did a U turn at Baxter, back up the hill and came down to make another pass. He saw it coming and tried to get away but was foiled by those tall hedges. Soaked him from cap to shoes. The panic and then look of resignation almost made me feel sorry for him.
              Almost.

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          • RangerRuss

            Joy is so sweet and pretty as are her daughters. They’re the type of Southern Ladies that makes a man proud to be a Georgia Dawg.

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    • Russ

      Ronnie Johns would like to weigh in:

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      • RangerRuss

        “You gotta live hard to be hard, Ranger Russ.”
        -SSG Tony Lewis, crawling by me up the slope using the mountain laurels as handholds in Penitentiary Gap, TVD, April ’85.

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  10. gobblinglawyer

    Call me old fashioned but what kind of panty waist calls the police after being shot with a water gun? There is definitely such a thing as too much law and order. Just damn.

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  11. Faltering Memory

    One Halloween, I was hit on top of the head with a water balloon. It was the laugh of the day at my Mother’s bridge game including my Mother who told it. Another member’s child was the one who threw the balloon.

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  12. I really had no problem with what he did until I saw “tictok challenge”. People really want those meaningless social media like. Jfc!

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  13. Rameses II

    Who the hell presses charges for that? Ridiculous.

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  14. gurkhadawg

    When I was in Athens, a buddy and I would go “screeching”. I had a little piece of shit car. One Saturday we were riding around Athens drinking beer and looking to have a little fun. We saw a guy we knew walking along the sidewalk talking to an attractive young lady. I said, “watch this shit” and I pulled up behind them going 25-30 mph and stomped on the emergency brake. Believe me, it makes the loudest rubber screeching sound you could imagine. The guy and girl jumped about 3 feet in the air with this scared shitless look on their face. I laughed so fucking hard I was crying. In fact I’m laughing right now just thinking about it. Over the next few weeks we did it a bunch more, never thinking how easy it would be to get our tag number. We were finally pulled over and the cop said “I know what you kids are doing, so cut that shit out, ok. Do it again and you’re going to jail.” Good times.

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  15. ZeroPOINTzero

    What ever happened to the kid that brought his samurai sword to campus, got arrested, then quit football to focus on karate? He was circa 2000. He was committed to Tech and flipped to UGA on signing day. Tight end.

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  16. 123 Fake St

    Brinson has acted like an idiot since he arrived on campus. He was caught lying about a charity he was trying to raise money for. Completely unnecessary.

    He can go fuck off to another campus for all I care.

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