Let's analyze the idiocy of Ms. Morris, FMJ style, shall we?
Mark Richt handed down a two-game suspension to Sanders Commings last Wednesday following Commings’ Jan. 21 arrest for simple battery.
Sounds simple enough right? Misdemeanor crime, some punishment.
Though I’m sure the details of the crime are better known to Richt than to myself, I have to question the rationale behind the meager suspension for a charge of assault on a woman when stronger actions have been taken for arguably less severe crimes.
Read that first part again. Essentially, though she doesn't have a damn clue about anything that happened, and the man who made the decision has a much, MUCH more intricate knowledge of what did happen, I'm gonna go ahead and run my mouth about it even though I'm completely ignorant of the situation.
... There are multiple witnesses in the case, and none of the accounts makes light of the incident. Yet Richt found two games to be sufficient punishment for Commings.
Again, he has been able to get a little more detail about the incident, than both the writer, and the "multiple witnesses" who were in downtown Athens in the wee hours, intoxicated, and we all know just how reliable drunken 20 yr olds are as sources of information. In a police report, that if there was actually enough evidence, both the ACC-PD and Solicitor's office have always shown a willingness to prosecute fully, have never pulled a Cervone, yet felt the reports were only worth a misdemeanor simple battery and not any of the much more serious charges warranted in cases of domestic violence.
Commings recently neglected to make himself eligible for the NFL in lieu of finishing his senior season at UGA. He started all 14 games last year for the University and tied for fourth on the team with 55 tackles — there is no doubt he is a huge asset to the team.
This has nothing to do with anything. Not on the point of domestic violence, nor on how Mark Richt hands out punishment as he has shown time and time and time again in a very long history of handing out punishment.
I am a Georgia football fan and would love to see a winning season in 2012, but it should not come at the cost of downplaying the seriousness that is violence against women.
It isn't, but glad you could climb up on that high horse to say something that was never in doubt in the first place.
Using Commings as an example, Richt has effectively told the rest of his players that not only is beating a woman OK if you don’t get caught,Say what? I couldn't even begin to know about how to respond to how stupid that statement is. But let's continue, maybe she'll make a point that isn't idiotic and ignorant.
...but even if you do, you’ll only sit two games. Not only is this particular punishment shamefully light, but the fact that Richt has taken other arrests more seriously in the past again speaks to his devaluation of this crime.
Nope, she didn't.
Many fans will remember former quarterback Zach Mettenberger, who was completely dismissed from the football team following an arrest for five misdemeanor charges, including underage possession/consumption of alcohol, resisting/obstructing arrest and false identification.
These fans will also remember that part of Mettenbergers arrest was due to his treatment of a woman. So yeah, let's completely ignore that part of his crimes, because it doesn't coincide with the idiotic, ignorant, and incorrect point I'm trying to make. And let's ignore the fact that Mettenberger was a possible starting QB, so you were saying about valuing winning above appropriate punishments for significant wrongdoing?
Nick Marshall and Sanford Seay are two freshmen who were released just weeks ago for reportedly stealing from another UGA player. Freshman Chris Sanders was also released for “violation of team rules” according to Richt, but the law was not involved in any of the three men’s cases.
So let's again attempt to speak ignorantly about something on which we have absolutely no knowledge of any details, but can use as a general statement to cast idiotic and ignorant claims in an attempt to make a misguided point.
Good to know that beating a woman is worse than illegal drugs but not as bad as carrying a fake ID, underage consumption of alcohol or stealing.
And you draw this conclusion how? Oh, right, by being completely ignorant of the situations you are attempting to draw conclusions from. Good stuff.
I think Mark Richt needs to take a good, hard look at the “code of conduct” and “team rules” he sets for his players. What he says and does speak volumes about his priorities as a coach.
That's right, it does. Perhaps you need to take a good hard look yourself, considering you clearly have no idea what priorities he has shown repeatedly and consistently over more than a decade that would make your entire ignorant and idiotic rant look like, well, an ignorant and idiotic rant.
Glad to know that the Red and Black still hasn't changed, and neither has the moronic fools that get editorials published.