Category Archives: Crime and Punishment

An oldie, but a goodie

Tennessee is back, baby!

Wonder if they’ll consult with Fulmer about how to handle the situation, if only for old times’ sake.


Filed under Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange, Crime and Punishment

A one-man Fulmer Cup winner

This has to be some kind of record.

Man, Mark Richt’s really lost control of this team.


Filed under Crime and Punishment, Georgia Football

Funky, funky but chic

Leadership, Big Blue style.

Maybe Stoops should go with a “do as we say, not as they do” motto this season.


Filed under Crime and Punishment, SEC Football


Good news for Billy Napier?

Kentucky will be without All-SEC senior running back Chris Rodriguez for its season opener vs. Miami (Ohio) on Saturday.

Rodriguez was not on Kentucky’s Week 1 depth chart released Monday…

During his weekly press conference Monday, head coach Mark Stoops says Rodriguez is one of multiple players he suspects will serve a multiple-game suspension. Stoops confirmed senior outside linebacker Jordan Wright is also among the suspended players.

“A few of them will have multiple-game suspensions but I don’t know how long. I suspect one will be back next week,” Stoops said before announcing he will provide more information next week.

If only for the name alone, I love Kavosiey Smoke, but nobody’s going to confuse him with Rodriguez.  If he’s not available when the ‘Cats travel to Florida, you can’t help but begin to wonder if Gus Malzahn’s rabbit’s foot has made its way to Gainesville.


Filed under Crime and Punishment, SEC Football

Thuggery on the Plains

I didn’t know Jimmy Williamson was doing consulting work these days.


Filed under Auburn's Cast of Thousands, Crime and Punishment

Vroom vroom

Just like the football program, the quality of legal support in Gainesville, Florida is on the decline.

A judge on Wednesday gave a homework assignment to Florida Gators quarterback Anthony Richardson – an essay explaining his reason for speeding 105 mph and what he learned after spending 12 hours in traffic school.

Alachua County Court Judge Meshon Rawls also fined Richardson $349 after his lawyer entered a plea of no contest to a charge of speeding at least 30 mph over the limit.

The judge appeared dissatisfied with Richardson’s explanation about why he was driving so fast, that he wasn’t paying attention when a sheriff’s deputy stopped him at 4:11 a.m. on April 4.

“I just remember driving home that night,” Richardson said during his court hearing. “I was putting in my maps, and I didn’t realize I was going that fast because I looked up and seen blue lights, and that’s pretty much all I remember.”

Richardson’s lawyer, Joshua Houston, asked the judge not to assess points against the player’s driver’s license. The judge balked after she learned that just weeks before Richardson was ticketed for 105 mph in Florida, he was also ticketed for driving 90 mph on an interstate in Georgia in a 70 mph zone.

“I don’t think there is a compelling circumstance or explanation for 105 mph,” Rawls said.

It wasn’t clear why Richardson’s lawyers didn’t better prepare the player to explicitly apologize, express regret or offer a fuller, more credible explanation for driving so fast.

Shit, Huntley Johnson would have had this matter wrapped up before breakfast, without a pesky hearing in front of a skeptical judge.  So much for the Gator Standard.  I tells ‘ya, there’s no way Corch would have tolerated this kind of sloppy criminal defense work.

Still, there is some good news for AR15.  He should be able to cover that fine amount in the near future.

The judge said she would reconsider whether to assess points against Richardson’s license if he submitted an essay, which Houston promised would happen within one week. Richardson – whose agent has been pursuing six- and seven-figure endorsement deals under new NCAA rules allowing athletes to earn money from their name, image and likeness – was given 60 days to pay the $349 fine.

NIL to the rescue!


Filed under Crime and Punishment, Gators, Gators...

Justice, when it just means more

Somehow, this doesn’t surprise me in the slightest.

Probably just a coincidence… or maybe not.

The study showed that, during the week following an LSU upset loss, judges in Louisiana handed out significantly harsher sentences to juvenile defendants and being in a bad mood was identified as one of the primary reasons why.

“The reaction of judges to an upset loss cannot be attributed to decision fatigue of judges because the impact of an upset loss lasts for one work week. They are, however, consistent with the hypothesis that emotional stress of judges of the stress induced by their environment (their spouse, their friends, peers, and so on) after the unexpected loss is responsible for this outcome.”

And if your judge happens to be an LSU grad, to boot?

“We find that the impact is significantly larger for judges who have received their bachelor’s degrees from LSU, which is meaningful to the extent these judges have stronger emotional connections to LSU.”

Bottom line advice:  don’t get arrested during football season, young man.


Filed under Crime and Punishment, SEC Football

Forget it, Jake. It’s Athens.

I see Mudcat’s car is at it again.


Filed under Crime and Punishment, Georgia Football

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.


Filed under Crime and Punishment, Georgia Football

It’s coming from inside the house.

It looks like somebody started their own personal reserve fund.

University of Georgia police are investigating an alleged act of financial fraud committed within the athletic association’s development office earlier this year.

The police department opened an investigation on Feb. 1 in response to a complaint filed by Ford Williams, UGA’s executive associate director for major gifts. Police suspect an unknown individual committed identity theft and fraud by using counterfeit info to solicit money from UGA donors and directing it into personal accounts. The amount of money involved was not included in the report…

It is believed that the act was committed by someone employed in UGA’s development office, according to a person familiar with the situation.

An inside job!  Probably figured B-M would just round up a few Magill Society folks to make up the shortfall.


Filed under Crime and Punishment, Georgia Football