A.J. Green: I sold jersey for ‘extra cash’ during spring break

ATHENS — Having served his four-game NCAA suspension for selling a jersey for $1,000, Georgia wide receiver A.J. Green on Tuesday told why he did it and how he got caught.

Green said he sold his Independence Bowl jersey to have “extra cash” during spring break and that the NCAA found out about it after asking him to turn over his bank records. He said he complied with the request.

“They had every bank statement going back to February ‘09,” Green said. “They looked and saw that [$1,000 deposit] and they were, like, ‘Hey, where did you get the money from?’ I told them. I’m not going to lie to them . . . and jeopardize my whole season.”

Green, eligible to play for the first time this season Saturday at Colorado, spoke to reporters in a UGA conference room Tuesday afternoon — his first interview since being suspended by the NCAA.

The star receiver did not deny knowing that selling the jersey was against NCAA rules, saying he “didn’t really think it through” and “everybody makes mistakes in life.”

“I broke the rule,” Green said, “and I paid my price. And I’m just ready to play again.”

He said he has never met the jersey buyer, Chris Hawkins, a former North Carolina football player, whom the NCAA considers an agent. Green said he and Hawkins communicated only through Facebook.

It also would be against NCAA rules to sell a jersey to a non-agent, but the NCAA’s designation of Hawkins as an agent might have added to the severity of Green’s penalty. Hawkins has denied that he is an agent and said that he bought the jersey as a collector.

Green said he was told the investigation started when the NCAA heard a rumor that he might have attended a Miami party sponsored by an agent (not Hawkins).

“I didn’t know anything about it,” Green said of the party. “When the NCAA told me about it, they said they heard it from [website] TMZ. [The NCAA] just heard it was a rumor, so they came down here and asked me.”

Green said he told the NCAA investigators, as he previously had told reporters and UGA officials, that he did not attend the Miami party.  In the course of the investigation, he said, the NCAA asked for his bank statements, which led to the discovery of a rule violation — the jersey sale — separate from the Miami party.

“I guess when they couldn’t find [anything] on that trip, they went back and found this,” Green said.

He said the NCAA first asked him to explain the money about a week before Georgia’s Sept. 4 opener.

The NCAA declined to respond to Green’s comments Tuesday, and UGA has refused to turn over documents related to the case.

Green said the investigation was “a painful process, man. I’m not the type of guy who ever got into trouble here and stuff like that. Sometimes I couldn’t sleep just thinking about [it]. … I’m just glad that it’s over.”

Of the four-game suspension, he said: “I did something wrong. I deserve it, a penalty for what I’d done.”

Green said he had been approached about selling items before, “but I didn’t do it. But, like I said, it was spring break. So, you know, extra cash. I really didn’t think about it [being] a big deal, so I just did it.”

Georgia has lost three of four games without Green, who said the games have been “painful” for him to watch.

“I feel like . . . I caused a lot of people pain,” he said. “Because I feel like if I was out there some of the time we would have had a chance. . . . I beat myself up pretty much over that.

“But it taught me a valuable lesson. I’m growing up, and I’ve got to do the right thing.”

Georgia coach Mark Richt hopes the lesson spreads to Green’s teammates.

“I would think everybody saw what happened to A.J. and hopefully if they were in that position would not give in to whoever is trying to convince you that this is a good thing to do or that it’s OK to do,” Richt said.

Meanwhile, Green looks forward to his belated season opener Saturday.

“Now it’s about that time to show people what I was missing,” Green said. “I feel like I still got stuff to prove, that I’m behind and that I’m going to have a lot of catching up to do.”

689 comments Add your comment

gdawginkalamazoo

September 28th, 2010
3:08 pm

Okay dumb move by AJ. Let’s see him make some smart moves on the field now. I hate it that he wasted four games but it’s done and over with.

CP

September 28th, 2010
3:09 pm

82Dawg

September 28th, 2010
3:10 pm

Enough said on this subject, time to get down to business and salvage the season.

CP

September 28th, 2010
3:11 pm

aw man! Well I’m glad he owned up to his mistake, but I still think the NCAA blew the whole thing out of proportion

DDPO

September 28th, 2010
3:13 pm

I’m not going to lie to them and jeopardize MY whole season.”

By all means AJ. Don’t do anything to jeopordize YOUR whole season. Don’t think of your school or teammates when you make these type of decisions.

This guy is all about himself. Not the team.

MMA is stupid

September 28th, 2010
3:13 pm

Now get out there and start kicking some a$$…Help this team regain some sort of identity and pride.

Winderdogg

September 28th, 2010
3:13 pm

Who cares…0-3 in the SEC…Probably could not get that much now…although the idiots on Craiglist still ask $125 a game for tickets…take a loss – we have taken 3 and counting…

Welcome Back

September 28th, 2010
3:14 pm

Great kid. The world is murky for kids with great talent – beware. AJ has never been a show boat. Welcome Back…

gdawginkalamazoo

September 28th, 2010
3:14 pm

Time to make some new highlight reels!

PDawg

September 28th, 2010
3:14 pm

It wasn’t a “mistake”. He clearly knew that when he sold his jersey he was violating rules. It was “bad judgement”. It was a mistake to think he would get away with the violation.

Why does a kid need $1000 for spring break? Hell I was happy to have an extra $20 on spring break.

dawggone fire richt already

September 28th, 2010
3:15 pm

aj will not save this season. If richt would have spent more time getting this team ready uga wouldn’t be in this spot in the first place. Aj might get the dawgs 1 or 2 wins that they were not supposed to win the season is already over. No sec champs no sec east champs, just trying to stay out of last place way to go coach richt.

dentaldawg

September 28th, 2010
3:15 pm

penalty outweighed the offense…no doubt about it…I hope AJ’s return is a rallying point for this team. GO DAWGS GATA.

dentaldawg

September 28th, 2010
3:16 pm

FIRE RUSS! It’s his fault.

WDawg

September 28th, 2010
3:17 pm

12th <- these kinds of posts are so stupid!!!!!

Tech82

September 28th, 2010
3:17 pm

Part of Green’s punishment from the NCAA was to donate the $1,000 to a charity of his choosing. If he needed “extra cash” for spring break, presumably, he spent it. That being the case, where did he suddenly come up with the “extra cash” to give $1,000 to charity? I’m not suggesting anything – just asking…

NORRIS

September 28th, 2010
3:17 pm

DDPO let it go. Its in the past. He made a mistake.
Lets just get him on the field and win a game.

joe

September 28th, 2010
3:18 pm

I guess it would be fair to say the “thin” part of his comment has come home to roost.

Inthecellar

September 28th, 2010
3:18 pm

To the tune of “in the navy”!

In the cellar
where the dawgs are gonna stay
in the cellar
because of the jersey sold by AJ
in the cellar
its time for bobo to write his resume
in the cellar
where all the losers play
in the cellar….

observer

September 28th, 2010
3:18 pm

Eh, who cares. Too little too late now.

Daniel's Dawgs

September 28th, 2010
3:18 pm

I can’t believe the NCAA goes through the players checking accounts!!!!!!!!

Dont Blame AJ

September 28th, 2010
3:19 pm

You cant blame AJ for the season. He does not play defense (we cant tackle) or is not involved in the I-formation run play up the middle (accounts for more than half of our offensive plays).

kaput

September 28th, 2010
3:20 pm

He didn’t think it would be anything major? But that means that he knew it was wrong!

He deserved his punishment.

Old Dawg

September 28th, 2010
3:20 pm

Sure, he broke a rule but the NCAA blew it out of proportion. Especially in an age where the NCAA, coaches and universities make millions off the games.

I don’t know if his return will help the team that much but it can’t hurt.

Just want the Dawgs to win. Glad McGarity is brining sanity back to the football schedule.

Inthecellar

September 28th, 2010
3:21 pm

Dont Blame AJ

September 28th, 2010
3:19 pm
You are right it is a team effort. The chain breaks at its weakest link.

in the cellar
the dawgs are gonna stay
in the cellar

joe

September 28th, 2010
3:21 pm

$1000 for spring break…where did he go…fly to Bahamas? I once had a frat brother who went to key west on $7…slept on someones balcony and would drink leftovers that had a little left in the bottom of the cup at the bars.

RTD

September 28th, 2010
3:21 pm

DDPO…I think you are reading into something a bit too much. The bulldogs would still have had a season without him. He did indeed jeopardized “his” whole season. Four games for youthful mistake is a bit harsh.

MURPHY

September 28th, 2010
3:21 pm

Stranger things have happened.Who knows maybe it will be a shot in the arm for this team with AJ back. I guess it will prove what type of leadership qualities AJ might have. Does it change the mindset of this team?

mike

September 28th, 2010
3:22 pm

I’m with Daniel. Who the hell does the NCAA think they are asking kids for copies of their bank statements? That’s WAY over the top!!!!!!!!!

Brent

September 28th, 2010
3:22 pm

Hitler and Stalin would have loved the power that the NCAA has

gdawginkalamazoo

September 28th, 2010
3:22 pm

Welcome Back, you are correct. These kids are under a tremendous amount of pressure and get hit in a 100 different directions from all kinds of people.

ugadawg2005

September 28th, 2010
3:22 pm

The season isn’t over. South Carolina has already lost o Auburn. They will lose to Arky, Bama, and Florida. Florida will lose to Bama and LSU. All Georgia has to do is win out and they’ll still win the East via a tiebreaker over Florida. UGA is unstoppable with A.J. Green. You heard it hear first. Go A.J. Green! 2010 SEC Champs!!!

[end sarcasm here]

north

September 28th, 2010
3:23 pm

$1000.00 for a college kid is alot of coin. Get off his case. $1000.00 for an adult is alot of coin. I know many people who would do almost anything for that kind of money.

Billo

September 28th, 2010
3:23 pm

Can Green get us out of this funk? Cause the only sure win i see down the road is Idaho State…the rest are in question.

dawggone fire richt already

September 28th, 2010
3:24 pm

aj doesn’t coach the team. he is not the only 5 star recruit uga has. fire richt fire richt fire richt fire richt fire richt fire richt fire richt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dale

September 28th, 2010
3:24 pm

DDPO, I think you’re right on. With Green the team is 2-1 SEC at worst. Teammates still have hopes of a big year. But that’s not really important.

MH

September 28th, 2010
3:25 pm

AJ is crazy to play out the rest of the season. There is nothing for him to gain but the possibility of getting hurt. He should hire an agent and trainer to start working out for the pros.

Thanks for the 1.5 years of play!!!

I am DDPO and I Need a Life

September 28th, 2010
3:26 pm

I have nothing better to do except criticize kids who cause my team to lose.

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MURPHY

September 28th, 2010
3:26 pm

Old Dawg,

I dont agree with McGarity changing the schedule and bringing in a lesser opponent. I do like the 7 game home schedule though. I can see the argument,it has faired well with Florida. Im one of those that say-To be the best you must beat the best. I sure was looking foward to going to Oregon though. Time will tell.Cant argue with the Gaytor’s success.

JB

September 28th, 2010
3:26 pm

Best of both worlds using each other. AJ will try to catch some passes and make sure he’s first rounder and Richt will use him to try and save his job. Perfect pair.

gdawginkalamazoo

September 28th, 2010
3:27 pm

joe,
“and would drink leftovers that had a little left in the bottom of the cup at the bars”.

Hilarious dude, nasty but hilarious.

pikedawg

September 28th, 2010
3:27 pm

He can’t make a grand but the university can make ten’s of thousands selling his jersey in the bookstore and online. What a bunch of crap

bwell

September 28th, 2010
3:27 pm

Hey AJ please stay another year to up ga rebound please

Dont Blame AJ

September 28th, 2010
3:29 pm

He should stay. The NFL will be in a lock out next year anyways.

pikedawg

September 28th, 2010
3:29 pm

hey dawggone fire richt already….
who you gonna get thats better??
I’ll hang up and listen

Steve

September 28th, 2010
3:29 pm

Someone PLEASE tell me why there are still dorks on every blog that type “First!” Nobody cares and all it shows is that you have no life.

JB

September 28th, 2010
3:29 pm

Fact: If our OL line blocks the rest of the year like the did Saturday night, we win one or two more. I watched them close. Not a lot of holes and MSU defense blowing by pretty easy.

dawggone fire richt already

September 28th, 2010
3:30 pm

Don’t compare what vick did to what aj did dumba$$

RxDawg

September 28th, 2010
3:30 pm

This whole thing is just lame. Sorry, but kids commiting assault, DUI’s, theft, etc serve less penalties than this received…. Whatever, water under the bridge now I guess. It’s a shame that AJ’s last year was marred like this. And it’s also a shame that if there was any little chance of AJ staying and finishing up school I’m sure that’s washed away.

NCAA is full of hypocrites

September 28th, 2010
3:31 pm

Couldn’t AJ Green just pay the NCAA the $1000 dollars he got with the royalty checks he’s getting for all the UGA #8 jerseys in the stands and in the stores?

Oh, wait…

DrewDawg

September 28th, 2010
3:31 pm

Seriously… AJ you’re an idiot and you totally failed your team. You let your team down when they counted on you and you put your own benefit ahead of your team. You should be sitting another 2 more games for being so damn stupid. You said it yourself: “I thought it was just something minor” which to me indicates that you knew you were wrong. You were wrong… you ARE wrong… and now you get essentially no punishment for it. YOU are what is wrong with the attitude of my beloved Dawgs. You’re attitude is a virus, although it probably started with Stafford and Moreno, that left unmitigated spreads amongst your teammates and severely screws the team. Bravo AJ. Bravo.

JB

September 28th, 2010
3:32 pm

If I’m Richt, I open up ALL positions, even scout team…I bet we have some guys on the scout team who want to hit somebody…..Got to.

gdawginkalamazoo

September 28th, 2010
3:32 pm

Great! This year if we are lucky we will end up in a bowl game where the jeserys will have zero value after the game. Okay they might be good for checking the oil or washing the car.

chdawg

September 28th, 2010
3:33 pm

Richt should kick his butt off the team and give him an job application for Macy’s if he want’t to sell wardrobe for a living. That would be making a leadership statement an let the rest of the team know that stupid actions have consequences for the entire team and the fan base. We can lose without AJ.

dawggone fire richt already

September 28th, 2010
3:34 pm

how about chris peterson and before you come back with what has he done. Where did Urban come form bowling green and Utah what has he done 2 nc in half the time richt has been in the sec so there is ur answer.

MURPHY

September 28th, 2010
3:34 pm

What % of 17-19 year old college football players wouldnt jump at the chance to pocket $1000.00 if they thought they would get away with it? Maybe 1 % Sad but true!

Patrick

September 28th, 2010
3:37 pm

So if he was honest and up front with the NCAA when they inquired, then why the F did they uphold the entire suspension. Still doesn’t seem like equal punishment when you compare it to the Alabama player who received even more from a monetary standpoint. The kid screwed up and did something he shouldn’t have done, but the NCAA is a complete joke…

GT92

September 28th, 2010
3:37 pm

A.J. violated a NCAA rule. Whether you agree with the rule or not, there should have been a consequence. However, I believe the consequence was excessive in light of other players at other schools getting only a 2 game suspension when they received a higher value of benefits from someone more clearly an agent.

unclefast

September 28th, 2010
3:38 pm

Everybody knows it’s Obama’s fault.

UGALEE

September 28th, 2010
3:38 pm

What do the initials NCAA stand for, anyway?

ItJustAintRight!!

September 28th, 2010
3:38 pm

Mannn, you gotta be kidding me! These college kids bring in millions and millions of dollars to their respective universities. And they are concerned about someone selling their jersey for a measly $1000 bucks. I know the NCAA has rules to abide by; But, C’mon Mann!! I think these student-athletes should be compensated monetarily for all their hard work on and off the field. This would definitely minimize unfortunate situations like this one.

Dawg_Mike

September 28th, 2010
3:38 pm

I could care less. At this point I’d kick him off the team, but CMR wants to save his job and having Pay J Green back might just help in that endeavor.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
3:38 pm

Joe: What girls would hook up with a guy that got DRUNK on Spit and Liquor? Nasty!

dawggone fire richt already

September 28th, 2010
3:39 pm

there is your answer you can pick up the phone now pikedawg or did you realize im right.

McDawg

September 28th, 2010
3:40 pm

where does the NCAA get the right to players bank records???

unbelievable

Speed Racer

September 28th, 2010
3:40 pm

How did the NCAA get his bank records? This is not clear. Did he give them willingly? Does the NCAA have the power to get such private documents?

mdawg

September 28th, 2010
3:41 pm

How can any of you be optimistic? The apocalypse has come and gone. The season is over. Nothing to salvage now but the future of our program, and that future is definitely not with our current coaching staff. We might get 2 more wins this season.

HJF

September 28th, 2010
3:41 pm

People don’t realize how difficult it is for college athletes financially. Many of them do not come from families that are well to do. Because of their committment to atletics they don’t have opportunities to work for extra spending money. Some of the kids from our local area who have gone on to play at the college level did not have enough money to buy decent clothes, and it would have been an infraction for a booster to help them. The NCAA should allow athletes to be given a stipend for their support to the ;programs of the college.

ItJustAintRight!!

September 28th, 2010
3:41 pm

NCAA stands for No-Cash-AT-All…

fes

September 28th, 2010
3:42 pm

idiot. next time, do like everyone else and keep that money in your pocket. there’s no statement of that!

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
3:42 pm

ItJustAintRight: those rules are because boosters Maximized little situations with cash under the table back in the day.
I know I would pay to have a privite Gymnastic show from some of the Gym Dawgs.

P.T. Barnum

September 28th, 2010
3:42 pm

Has anyone besides Brett noted the fact that NCAA had access to this kid’s bank records? Excuse me, he’s not a kid, he’s a citizen of the United States of America. Mark Richt earns $4 million/year, gets Ford commercials and speaking fees and a 21 year-old cannot sell his private property? Green needs to “lawyer up” and take the NCAA to court like Ed O’Bannon from UCLA.

LtCol

September 28th, 2010
3:42 pm

I’m so tired about hearing that the Dawgs lost their first three SEC conference games that I could just puke. It takes a team – not one player – to win games. Let it rest already!!!! The team lost the three games, not A.J. What excuse will Dawg fans give when they lose a game in which their golden boy is a player? :(

WTF

September 28th, 2010
3:44 pm

Probably wouldn’t have matter in the South Carolina game anyway but lets see how he handles getting back on the field.

SadDawg

September 28th, 2010
3:44 pm

Green shoulda cashed the check and put the $$ in his wallet. The NCAA jumped all over rumors of AJ going to Miami.

If they had jumped on USC that quick, Troy probably could have kissed goodbye at least a couple of titles and a couple of Heismans . . .

Welcome Back

September 28th, 2010
3:44 pm

P.O.A.D. Agree with your response but this is not a Tech site. And for being your age you are way too over the top.

CATERDAWG

September 28th, 2010
3:44 pm

TECH82 go find a defense for your crappy team!! Nesbitt for HEISMAN what a joke!!!! 30-24 HAHAHA!!

joe

September 28th, 2010
3:45 pm

@5150– I seem to recall him jumping on a few grenades that week…even fat girls need spring break lovin’ too.

MURPHY

September 28th, 2010
3:45 pm

Speed racer,

AJ supplied the NCAA with his bank records.Either give em up or loose the whole year! NCAA used the strong arm tactic

Dawgs Back!

September 28th, 2010
3:46 pm

Green got hosed by the NCAA! With AJ back in action, the UGA offense explodes and the Dawgs will win out, including a huge upset of Florida!!! Mark it down–the Dawgs are back baby!!!

Red

September 28th, 2010
3:46 pm

He only owned up to it AFTER he was caught. Look what he did to his team. He broke a rule he knew about and then his team paid the price. Selfishness and greed. What a team player. Sounds like Richt has a disease running rampant in Athens.

st

September 28th, 2010
3:46 pm

Who has not been young and dumb? I’ve been in college and broke too & did crazy stuff. Don’t judge till you’ve walked in his shoes. The kid needs money, sells something that belongs to him to get by. Did not steal nor did he lie. Punishment way too harsh! Forgive and move on. I hope this does make him stronger and smarter.

dawg from a distance

September 28th, 2010
3:47 pm

He simply entered a buyers market. Now that same jersey and the 0-3 SEC start wouldn’t get him $5. Hope he is happy.

I hope it was worth destroying the chemistry of a team that had high hopes and is now the laughing stock of college football.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

September 28th, 2010
3:47 pm

Well whats done is done. I support AJ still and the rest of the team. The NCAA is a tough cookie. Once they didn’t have the evidence on the TMZ story they came back wanting his bank records. The NCAA needs to be put in charge of the hunt for Bin Laden!

Smitty

September 28th, 2010
3:47 pm

The ALMIGHTY NCAA. I played college football in the late 1980’s. There was a time when these college athletes could hold down a summer job and make some extra spending money. As college sports, especially D1 football require these kids to train year round, leaving no down time. This is big time baby!! Many of these athletes come from less than desireable family situations, and low-low income familes. Mommy and Daddy aren’t sending spending money for Tommy, and Molly. There is NO WAY to work during the season, or the remainder of the school year. All while the colleges and NCAA reap the rewards. Yes, I understand that I get a scholarship for school, room and board and books. The time and commitment that it takes at this level, most people could never imagine!!!! The kid is 20 years old. He made a mistake. Let’s move on. What needs to occur is that the NCAA needs to take a look at some sort of stipend for these kids. It is hypocritical to sell a #8 jersey at the UGA book store, and not know the reason for that purchase was AJ Green. For that at the BAMA bookstore # 22 Bama, Mark Ingram. There is so much money being made it has clouded those in power to the point or corruption. The same folks who can’t give us a D1 football playoff. Whatever…

German Shepherd Dawg

September 28th, 2010
3:49 pm

DP,

Next time you’re going to say something that dumb, you might want to think twice.

Some people might read what you say and think you’re being serious.

You don’t think it would hurt the whole team if AJ got suspended for the entire season?

He wasn’t thinking about himself. He was thinking about doing the right thing, which is to tell the truth and not lie when asked a direct question.

If you want to be mad at somebody, try the NCAA. Kid from Alabama goes to an agent’s party in Miami and comped on a trip worth $2k and gets two games. AJ sells his jersey for $1000 cash, ends up donating the money to charity and gets four games.

It makes me wonder who on the infractions committee hates Mark Richt. We get screwed regularly, and the “bashers” out there are too stupid to realize that recruits do actually catch wind of a fickle fan base.

I am a DAWG, not a fair weather fan. If we lose to UF and Auburn, I still want Richt to succeed. I’ve only known Dooley, Goff, (Glenn Mason for about 12 hours), Donnan and Richt. I’d take either bookend over the two in the middle. Who else are you gonna go get?

Do not tell me Smart or Muschamp. I don’t want KS here anymore and Muschamp is locked in at Texas. You couldn’t afford the Richt buyout and his.

Speaking of the Richt buyout, that pretty much guarantees he’s there another year whether you like it or not. I’m personally really happy and could care less if you aren’t. What’s important is, don’t you want to see a #1 recruiting class? We are well on our way, and now not only does the discontent possibly sway Crowell, Drew and Rome in the wrong direction, it may hurt is with Wesley-Scott.

As for the defense, I am amazed that Grantham has had four games and people are calling for his job.

Amazed. Curious about the intellect of said critics and interested to learn more of their own ability to perform miracles on the job. FOUR FREAKING GAMES! Two losses against Top 25 SEC opponents and a third loss on the road.

The only loss that really bothered me a little was MSU, but factoring no AJ, two lost touchdowns and on the road in Starkville, it was a recipe for disaster all along. I didn’t like it, but I understand why it happened.

It’s called the principle of entirely unrealistic expectations. Granted, they’ve fomented over several years beginning the the preseason #1 and nightmare blackout against Alabama, but that was then, this is now. Grantham is a great hire for the long run. He needs a heck of a lot more than four games. Give him a season and one recruiting class of his defensive guys. Remember, we signed him after recruiting was basically over because of the Cowboys being in the playoffs. BTW, doesn’t the Dallas defense look a lot better with him gone? (Sarcasm intended)

This is GSD saying

Go Dawgs! Sic ‘em! Woof woof woof!

Stupid

September 28th, 2010
3:49 pm

The investigation should have been dropped as soon as the NCAA confirmed AJ had never gone to Miami. Isn’t that the whole reason there was an investigation at UGA? They went way beyond the scope of their authority. It was a fishing expedition. Yeah yeah, they found wrong doing, but they shouldn’t have been in AJ’s bank records anyway. They overstepped the boundaries of the investigation.
On another note, student athletes shouldn’t get paid by the school. But if they can get an endorsement deal without an NFL agent, they should be able to get a pay check. College models/actors have agents. That would be no different than working at KFC – a job. If you think all players should get a check then let the endorsees split the endorsement deal amongst the players with different percentages going to those based on performance/playing time/other stats. Either way, scholarship players are getting tuition that at some schools cost well over $100K. Schools shouldn’t pay players – they’re students, not employees. If anything, lower the cost of tickets!

SadDawg

September 28th, 2010
3:49 pm

“I know I would pay to have a privite Gymnastic show from some of the Gym Dawgs.”
******************************************
Oh, now I know what P.O.A.D means, Perverted Only About Dawg gymnasts!

That’s sick!

dawg from a distance

September 28th, 2010
3:50 pm

HJF the problem is they don’t appreciate all that is being done for them already.

Scholarship, popularity. Come on they get enough and don’t appreciate it and have an expectation for more instead of thankfulness for what they do get.

MURPHY

September 28th, 2010
3:50 pm

Red,

The NCAA was investigating his bank records for any possible money given to him from an agent.AJ or the University had no idea they would come across the 1000.00 deposit for a jersey. They asked when they saw it and AJ told them the truth.He did do wrong but had no idea about the jersey incident untill they questioned the deposit.

jarvis

September 28th, 2010
3:50 pm

@Dawgs Back! AJ playing both ways now including handling the primary run blocking?

If not, this isn’t a huge gain.

GDAWG65

September 28th, 2010
3:50 pm

I think all those NCAA Gestapo “investigators” should have their books audited. 4 game suspension for selling a jersey – the “investigators” must have been paid to do it.

audioguy3107

September 28th, 2010
3:51 pm

Just asking….does the NCAA have a right to examine one’s private bank records w/o some type of legal consent?

NC Dawg Fan

September 28th, 2010
3:51 pm

So, what are the “mitigating circumstances” that would warrant the ‘BAMA player (who actually recieved gifts from an agent) only getting 2 weeks?

Zack

September 28th, 2010
3:52 pm

SadDawg

September 28th, 2010
3:52 pm

LtCol, how about your fellow Techies crying about your best player missing ONE QUARTER against UGA last November. You boys have got short memories.

jarvis

September 28th, 2010
3:52 pm

No audioguy they don’t, but they won’t allow a player to play until they give legal consent.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
3:52 pm

If you don’t like the rules then work to get them changed. Players are not going to get paid so get over that. Schools can’t pay the girl riding horseback and the star running back there is not enough money in sports for that. Football and Basketball makes money for all the other sports.

Baron of Brumby

September 28th, 2010
3:52 pm

Agree w Murphy..most of the comments sound like people who have never been young and in college and exposed to a lot of temptation. I went to UGA in the 80’s and did a lot of stupid things that I am glad someone never went through my personal records to confirm such stupidity. The reality is he did a dumb thing and he’s paid a price. Mark my words he will get drafted in the top 10 and make millions and be a great citizen in his NFL community. I personally think they should give all D-1 athletes the same amount they give grad school students. That would eliminate a lot of this short-sighted behavior.

MURPHY

September 28th, 2010
3:54 pm

audoguy3107,

Similar to a cop asking if he can search your vehicle on a routine traffic stop. If you say yes they dont need a warrant.If AJ would have denied this they would have kept him in limbo all year and maybe next year.They have the power to get what they want!

jarvis

September 28th, 2010
3:54 pm

They need to take the numbers off of the jerseys for sale, and they need to remove their likenesses from the video games.

They can’t earn a profit, so they shouldn’t be able to turn a profit.

RussDawg

September 28th, 2010
3:54 pm

Face facts. CMR has lost control. Look at the arrest!
Too busy with Sunday school?
Too busy recruiting players that for some reason won’t work out on the field?
Sorry homers but UGA headed in wrong direction in a hurry and there is but one answer.

GatorMater

September 28th, 2010
3:54 pm

Who cares? The kid learned his lesson and its now in the past. Besides, it sounds as if the NCAA wanted to catch him doing SOMETHING.

audioguy3107

September 28th, 2010
3:56 pm

jarvis: how can they ban someone from playing until they release that info? Is there a stipulation that all athletes in the NCAA have to make those records available? I have no law background, I just don’t see how that’s possible.

audioguy3107

September 28th, 2010
3:58 pm

Murphy: I see…but the police/auth are searching based on illegal whatever….drugs, DUI, alcohol etc etc. based on state and federal laws. What would the NCAA have as a basis under state/federal law?

Ray

September 28th, 2010
3:58 pm

You would hope that all of the players and coaches would be reflecting on ethics and proper behavior and eliminating the dumb, stupid and irresponsible acts, this players actions cost his team dearly and all he can think about is who supported him instead of a public apology to his team, fans and coaching staff. It’s the drinking, arrest and stupid attitudes that caused us to cancel attending the games.

German Shepherd Dawg

September 28th, 2010
3:58 pm

Drew Dawg,

You bring shame to your last name. We’re talking about a twenty year old kid. I know all about them; I have one myself still living at home. I just burned my day driving all over GA to go watch him get raped in court by a vicious jerk of a judge who threw the book at him for nothing. But technically he did something wrong and was severely punished. I see great correlations in the two examples. You come across as a know-it-all jerk who has never erred (at least in his own mind) and never will, but forgive the rest of humanity for failing to live up to your lofty expectations.

Geez! How do you put up with the rest of us?

Is your problem really that a college kid thought it was an easy way to get spending money, or that the team you pretend to support lost some games you thought they should have won? So you blame it on our best player who happened to be suspended for the losses, but the last time I watched it seemed to be a team sport.

Ralphie the Buffalo

September 28th, 2010
3:59 pm

I think AJ in an amazing act of contrition should voluntarily sit out the next game.

Vince Dooley, III

September 28th, 2010
3:59 pm

So considering the guy he sold it to for $1,000 is a sports agent who also has had federal problems with cocaine trafficking…is it too big of a stretch to say that this was money laundering?

nerds! nerds! nerds!

September 28th, 2010
3:59 pm

AJ… You moron. Why did you deposit the money? Seriously? So the NCAA can go in without provocation and dig and dig and dig until they find something? The NCAA is the biggest problem in college football!

Skitty Fritty

September 28th, 2010
3:59 pm

How many of us would man up and admit a mistake? My hats off to AJ. Good luck the rest of the year and with your career!

Asheville Dawg

September 28th, 2010
4:00 pm

I give A.J. an A+ in economics for getting a grand for a $250-$300 jersey. I wonder if other college students are allowed to sell personal items to raise some cash. Are football players, or NCAA folks, allowed to sell the car they owned? NCAA wanting to see a kids checkbook is an infringement on his rights. Who else has to put with this BS?

meh

September 28th, 2010
4:00 pm

I still think a 4 game suspension was overkill. should’ve been 2 games.

MURPHY

September 28th, 2010
4:01 pm

audioguy3107,

As a player you must join the NCAA by way of their clearing house as a incomming freshman.It states very clearly the rules of engagement,and the guidelines the NCAA has to perform an investigation.It states very clearly the involvement with cooperation from the student athelete. Believe me I have read the documents twice,my son plays in college.You in some way give these rights to the NCAA upon registration.

German Shepherd Dawg

September 28th, 2010
4:01 pm

Gator Mater,

I do like your name. How does a mixed marriage like that work out? My wife and I went to different schools, but she was not SEC, so it’s okay. Besides, she no longer likes football now that she isn’t a cheerleader anymore.

GAWGABUZZ.

September 28th, 2010
4:01 pm

Whats did is whats did whats done is whats done.So why all the negative comments? Being honest is having class and he done it to himself so again why all the negative comments? You people are responding like it effected yall.wheather you think its a mistake or not life goes on.

Alvin York

September 28th, 2010
4:01 pm

I agree with Ralphie but if AJ really wants to be contrite he should volunteer, love that word, to sit out the next two games.

SadDawg

September 28th, 2010
4:01 pm

Yeah, Ray, how long have you had season tickets? What’s your contribution? Do you get GA-Fla tickets?

Kendell J.

September 28th, 2010
4:01 pm

From all I have read, which was not very much of these comments, think trhere is a lot of people who doesn’t have very much to do. I will give you a clue. I do have time to do stuff like this. I am only 77. and a real GEORGIA fan. GO DAWGS.

DHJ

September 28th, 2010
4:01 pm

I agree with Smitty’s comment. Also, these kids should get paid for it. I mean they are at UGA to play ball,make money for the school, and entertain the alumni. Division I football is big business and is a free farm system for the pros. But too many of the fans talk about the players being selfish and not committed to the team. Give me a break. Let those fans try to do what these kids do and still get passing grades.

biggerthanbigdawg

September 28th, 2010
4:02 pm

The only mistake this kid made was to leave a papertrail. Does anyone wanna take a guess at how many cash payouts/payoffs/loans..etc…occur every year. There was a ESPN preseason show that highlighted the Alabama football..imagine that right…so anyway there was Greg McElroy “buying” dinner for his offensive line at a Applebees or something and when the bill came the camera showed it at it was like $879.00!!!…so gonna tell me Mama n Diddy phony up that kind of dinero? Bull honkey! U can bet your hat n a$$ it was comped by the restaurant which is the same as having your hand out to collect $879 bones…..dang it im done with it all…wheres the Tylenol?!?

builder dawg

September 28th, 2010
4:03 pm

the season is in the toilet. Hey thanks A.J. Hope it was worth it. What CAN you do to fix it? Didn’t think about that did you? Can you look your teammates in the eye? Nah, didn’t think so there either. I guess your name is etched in the annals of UGA football lore.

Jane

September 28th, 2010
4:03 pm

I hope he thinks about it when he cleans room at the holiday inn and talks about a NFL career that might have been if he had only fallowed the rules.

Cuz

September 28th, 2010
4:03 pm

Did the NCAA check to see if he used the $1000 to buy booze for underage teammates?

Ace

September 28th, 2010
4:03 pm

He knew the rules, move on. The program’s problems is not his doing, it has been a 6 yr downward trip.

Concrete Pete

September 28th, 2010
4:04 pm

So many hard working coaches and players affected adversely by the selfish action of one. He knew selling anything or taking anything was against the rules and he made the decision to do it. Idiot. My question, why do you put $1,000 dirty dollars in a traceable bank acct? Even more dumb.

Cuz

September 28th, 2010
4:05 pm

Jane, I have never been one for fallowing the rules either. I feel so ashamed.

Poor DOGS

September 28th, 2010
4:05 pm

I’m thinking that even Idaho State will give you more than a run for your money. Poor Dogs…arf, arf..

SadDawg

September 28th, 2010
4:05 pm

“NCAA wanting to see a kids checkbook is an infringement on his rights. Who else has to put with this BS?”

Ashville Dawg, all of us who work for a living. Try to tell the IRS they can’t look in your checkbook, or in your underwear drawer . . .

Skitty Fritty

September 28th, 2010
4:05 pm

What’s funny to me, is why did Cam Newton leave Florida? All of a sudden he is a great guy because he is a good QB. Check out his arrest(s) in 2008 while at Florida, I guess it doesn’t matter if you win.

MURPHY

September 28th, 2010
4:05 pm

Alvin York

Great name. Great movie!

cantondawg

September 28th, 2010
4:05 pm

I’ve got a feeling that after all is said and done. We’re going to be kicking ourselves saying “what if AJ had not been suspended those four games. I think he makes a big difference in our season

Steve

September 28th, 2010
4:05 pm

It’s the lunatic fringe people like all those posting here about AJ that causes these things to blow up the way this has. It’s you people who have never graced the inside of a college classroom who make the most noise. You’re just upset because the team is losing, and are looking for an easy scapegoat. For Gods sake, leave the kid alone.

The team is bad, and if the presence on ANY one player makes that much difference, the team is too fragile anyway. Mark Richt no longer has control of the program, and it simply has become too big for him to fix. Even if that weren’t the case, the team has taken on his vanilla, boring, flat-line persona, and will never grow out of it. Unfortunately, the administration is willing to allow the program to flounder for two more years before they decide it’s time to move in another direction.

We control 14 season tickets and donate annually to the Hartman Fund. Our only leverage is to keep our wallets zipped tight beyond anything it takes for renewals.

Asheville Dawg

September 28th, 2010
4:06 pm

Oh, let’s see UGA in Starkville for a game against Miss. St., but wait we had a player not making the trip, so he gets arrested. You can’t even make up stuff like this. What a laughing stock, the Dawgs have become. Just give them the Fulmer Cup. In our favor, no students have beat up a cop ………..yet.

georgiagirl

September 28th, 2010
4:06 pm

It’s over people get over it, people make mistakes. Welcome back AJ GREEN. GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 28th, 2010
4:07 pm

here is wishful thinking AJ Green should have come out
and said i’ll return for my senior season because i
would like to make it up to my teammates for what i did
and prove to bulldawg nation that i’m really sorry
GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Buffy

September 28th, 2010
4:07 pm

He WAS at the party………….and in da club……………..and so was Washaun. Nuttin but flash.

joe

September 28th, 2010
4:07 pm

If the IRS looked in Asheville Dawg’s underwear drawer, would they dare find any red panties? Sorry, couldn’t resist…

Steve

September 28th, 2010
4:07 pm

Jane, you’re the worst kind. Cleaning rooms at the Holiday Inn?
Perhaps you should use your spell-checker.

SadDawg

September 28th, 2010
4:07 pm

Cuz, AJ would have been better off stealing $1000 from someone in his dorm. See Oregon/Ole Miss’ QB Masoli. Hell, he even led guilty.

But the NCAA sees nothing wrong there.

Concrete Pete

September 28th, 2010
4:08 pm

biggerthanbigdawg thats a great question. I guess Bama’s the NCAA’s football version of Kentucky. Let everything slide, don’t want to hurt the golden goose. Thats why Dareus from Bama got half the suspension Green did and Dareus took twice as much and committed a far worse offense.

Skitty Fritty

September 28th, 2010
4:08 pm

It is Bush’s fault!

TIRED OF BEING NICE

September 28th, 2010
4:08 pm

but i know too much money is riding on his NFL career

CGC67

September 28th, 2010
4:08 pm

I admire him for not lying. People point out that he said he wasn’t going to jeopardize HIS all season, but he could’ve done a Dez Bryant; lied, sat out the year and not risk injury and gone to the NFL. I admire what he did. The kid messed up and served his punishment. All you people who are criticizing, just lay off the kid and remember some of the stupid things you did at 20 years old. A normal student sells something for some extra cash is called business-minded. A student-athlete sells something for extra cash is called everything just short of a criminal. The system is broken and needs fixing.

MilledgevilleDawg

September 28th, 2010
4:08 pm

YOU let down the entire Bulldawg nation with your little “I didn’t feel like it was a big thing” attitude. I was one of your biggest fans. Now, I feel like you should repay UGA for 1/3 of your scholarship. Acting dumb is no excuse on matters that had been thoroughly explained to you. You will have lots of spring breaks. I suspect we will be reading about more of your choices in the future………..a mistake…….yeah…….pathetic

Tiger88

September 28th, 2010
4:09 pm

Since when are private banks records any of the NCAA’s business? Did he sign on the dotted line agreeing to this when he accepted his scholy? I would have told them to kiss my behind.

SadDawg

September 28th, 2010
4:09 pm

Yeah, Ace, 6 years!

You are an uninformed fool.

German Shepherd Dawg

September 28th, 2010
4:09 pm

Attention, everybody! This is fair warning….

Any more “idiot”, “moron” or other derogatory references to the wide receiver we normally praise in these remarks, you should seriously reconsider posting your inane observation or perhaps you’ll want to hit and run with a drive-by insult and make for the hills quickly.

‘Cause when I see your idiotic comment, I’ll be ready to strap on the flamethrower and put the torch on you. It won’t be pretty.

I should also warn you that I am a paid professional writer with a pretty decent vocabulary and (more importantly) The Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus resting on my right knee.

Proceed at your own peril. Flame on!

boots

September 28th, 2010
4:09 pm

The NCAA is taking its lead from rumors on TMZ? Wow, what an organization. Further, the burden of proof is on the NCAA, and it is not up the kids to have to prove they are innocent. In this case, if there was no proof AJ went to Miami, then they should have been packing. Our society does not allow police to just enter your home, and, if they do, it is for specific reasons. In this case, if they asked for his bank statements, he should have told them to go *&$# off.

Zumadawg

September 28th, 2010
4:09 pm

You people are just beating a dead horse here. In the wors of Jim Donnan: “FIDO”. Forget It and Drive On.

Harry the Hat

September 28th, 2010
4:10 pm

This Saturday Ralph will have Russ for lunch.

German Shepherd Dawg

September 28th, 2010
4:11 pm

Milledgeville Dawg,

You got yours in just in time. You’re officially on my radar now.

Tiger88, I agree. You may live.

Duckafawg

September 28th, 2010
4:11 pm

this from a Tech fan….I like AJ and I respect him for standing up and taking the blame…..let’s move on

George

September 28th, 2010
4:12 pm

If Colorado puts 3 men on Green because they don’t know better, the other 8 will be enough for Uga’s “offense.”

Ahmed

September 28th, 2010
4:12 pm

Idiot. Moron.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
4:12 pm

If Barbra Dooley was still the team mother the boys wouldn’t be getting arrested and doing other stupid stuff.

Skitty Fritty

September 28th, 2010
4:12 pm

Ahmed, I think it is time for prayer

debowilli

September 28th, 2010
4:12 pm

What an idiot, take cash and you don’t get caught :P

jimmy

September 28th, 2010
4:14 pm

I have lost what little respect I still had for A.J. Green. The press was reportinng that A.J. Green’s father had lost his job and we were to beleive that he sold his jersey to help his family. Now we learn that he needed “extra money for Spring Break”. What a loser. Nuff said.

German Shepherd Dawg

September 28th, 2010
4:14 pm

ZumaDawg,

Quoting Donnan? How ironic.

Harry the Hat: you make me laugh. We are not Hawaii. We are probably closer to California talent-wise but haven’t shown it yet.

MilledgevilleDawg

September 28th, 2010
4:14 pm

One other thing hotshot………Those earing look totally stupid! Bling this and bling that………..more of your choices!! We won without you last year when you were “injured”! We will be just fine in the future. #12 made some first class plays Saturday night and CMR will ge things together as soon as “little innocent mistake kids like you” elevate yourself to that League that knows nothing of teamwork. I was Dawg fan long before your were born A.J. and don’t kid yourself for one second. You are a far distant memory from Lindsey’s accomplishments. Fewer in number but worthy of a team that played like a team.

German Shepherd Dawg

September 28th, 2010
4:14 pm

Jimmy,

I’ll be kind since you probably started typing while my warning posted. Spell check! You’ll be easy meat.

Ahmed

September 28th, 2010
4:15 pm

Skitty Fritty, meet me at 7-11 on Moreland if you have thing to say. tough guy

GTFan

September 28th, 2010
4:15 pm

I am glad he realized he’s mistakes, and owed up to it. Some players don’t realize their mistakes and could care less. I like AJ Green, and can’t wait for him to be back on the field.

GTFan

September 28th, 2010
4:16 pm

Skitty Fritty

September 28th, 2010
4:16 pm

Milledgeville Dawg:
How did you escape from the mental hospital in Milledgeville? Or did they release you when it was shut down and you never left?

PA Dawg

September 28th, 2010
4:16 pm

ugadawg2005 is absolutely correct. USC will lose 4 conference games and UF will lose to AL, LSU, and then the Dawgs. UGA will win the tie breaker and upset AL in the SEC Championship game. AJ will make everyone else better on offense and give the entire team a lift.

The season isn’t over…we’re getting the best receiver in the country back this Saturday.

GO DAWGS!!!!!

DS

September 28th, 2010
4:16 pm

The 4 game suspension over this was a bunch of BS. Now we know why they didn’t that. Those dumbxxx had to find some sort of BS to save face over after they couldn’t bust him on a false rumor. The NCAA need to get a life.

Skitty Fritty

September 28th, 2010
4:17 pm

Ahmed,
Allah willing, I will meet you!

MilledgevilleDawg

September 28th, 2010
4:17 pm

AJ has been on the field………helmet off and dumba** earing shining………that wasnt the sun that almost blinded you it was A.J. turning around and flashing the stands

Football Bat

September 28th, 2010
4:17 pm

DEAR AJ: Save your conscience and your career by announcing that you are going to play your senior year. Your and Murray together can provide leadership this program needs. Get this TEAM fired up and win some games. That rep would follow you a lot longer than the thoughtless jersey sale.

MilledgevilleDawg

September 28th, 2010
4:19 pm

A dawg that is remorseful looks, acts and talks like he is…..this kid just wants to suck us in on “a little lesson in life”. In the meantime………HE LET HIS ENTIRE TEAM, COACHING STAFF AND FANS DOWN…….PURPOSELY!

German Shepherd Dawg

September 28th, 2010
4:19 pm

MilledgevilleDawg,

Now you’re starting to warm up the nozzle here…I’m really trying hard to refrain from trashing someone (pretending at least) to be a fellow Dawg. You obviously were in a drunken stupor for the 1980 season and don’t remember what led up to “Lindsey Scott! Lindsey Scott!….I broke my chair.”

Refresh your memory. Read Tony Barnhart’s book “What it means to be a Bulldog” and enlighten yourself.

joe

September 28th, 2010
4:19 pm

Guess PA dawg didn’t hear her…but the fat lady sang last week. Get off those meds!

grayson

September 28th, 2010
4:20 pm

AJ did a dumb thing. I hope he comes back next year. But the fact remains that there is a freshman quarterback and the much hyped line and running backs aren’t good…

German Shepherd Dawg

September 28th, 2010
4:20 pm

MD,

To borrow from a favorite movie, the line applies to you:

“Oh, to be blissfully free of the ravages of intelligence!”

SadDawg

September 28th, 2010
4:21 pm

Mostly Techies, German Shepherd Dawg.

They love to come on here, put down a “______Dawg name, cut the coaches and players to pieces, then come back here in their little nerd names saying, “UGA fans are the worst in the country, trashing their players and coaches . . . .blah, blah, blah.

Until the AJC makes posters register like ESPN and FOX Sports, they can do this silly crap.

German Shepherd Dawg

September 28th, 2010
4:21 pm

Grayson,

You are correct. The OL is very disappointing thus far.

258DAWG

September 28th, 2010
4:21 pm

Did he say anything like : ” I feel like I owe it to UGA to come back for my senor year,, and make things right “

Paul Johnson

September 28th, 2010
4:21 pm

Question Dawg Fans: Does anyone have Aaron Murray or Justin Houston’s email? I collect jerseys and sure want one of theirs. I pay good $, write checks, deposit in their bank account, save records, everything.

MilledgevilleDawg

September 28th, 2010
4:21 pm

Are you kidding me Football Bat………this kid could care less about loyality. Hey, no doubt he will bring some balls in and score some touchdowns over the next few games but at what cost……….do they still play the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl? We could have had a special year…………..and yes……..one player can make that type of difference…….duhhhhhhhhhh……….My God, He is running over people……by the way……..Happy Birthday Larry Munson!!!!!!!!!

Coachdawg 2000

September 28th, 2010
4:22 pm

I’m proud of AJ Green. He made a poor choice but I thank God that I didn’t get caught doing some of the stupid things I did at UGA in the 90’s. If I got consequences for all of my stupidity then my life would be terrible. I think and the rest of the team need to approach this as a 0-0 season so far and GATA! Welcome back AJ and let’s ad minister a punishing beatdown on the Buffs and get ready to destroy Baby Dooley.

Harry the Hat

September 28th, 2010
4:22 pm

German Shepard Dawg

Please tell us you never attended Georgia. Our tax money supports that disgusting place.

German Shepherd Dawg

September 28th, 2010
4:22 pm

Sad,

I know you’re right….there’s a lot of pretenders out there. But there are some fair weather fans out there as well, and my warning applied to both.

Live long and prosper….and don’t worry, be happy!

Sorry. I couldn’t resist.

German Shepherd Dawg

September 28th, 2010
4:23 pm

Harry,

Sorry to disappoint, but 1981-1984 graduated BBA in MIS.

In truth, I am really a computer.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
4:24 pm

It must be really cold in PA already because PADawg’s Brain is already frozen on stupid.

MilledgevilleDawg

September 28th, 2010
4:24 pm

Hey Shepherd……..sorry buddy……the legend in your mind is not everyone elses……….only you can be a legen for you! Now do me a favor and bite your bottom lip…..that’s a good shepherd

Tech 54

September 28th, 2010
4:24 pm

Tech82,
“where did he suddenly come up with the “extra cash” to give $1,000 to charity? I’m not suggesting anything – just asking…”

SHOVE IT TURDHEAD!

road warrior

September 28th, 2010
4:25 pm

People talk about college players being compensated and they are already. Free tuition and room and board is nothing to sneeze at. They are getting a free education and if they are any good, they have the opportunity to make millions in the NFL. Of course if you get DUIs, steal other people’s stuff and violate all the rules, you are throwing away all these opportunities. It constantly amazes me!

404

September 28th, 2010
4:25 pm

How many ways is there for AJ Green-back to say:

“I’m a dumb-azz”

MilledgevilleDawg

September 28th, 2010
4:25 pm

No…..not a computer…..but those dates certainly indicate you haven’t been around long enough to share any wisdom on this subject

German Shepherd Dawg

September 28th, 2010
4:26 pm

Coachdawg, If they caught you in the 90s, it’s because they learned after me and my compadres were there in the early 80s and the cops got wise from our mistakes.

Harry the Hat

September 28th, 2010
4:26 pm

PADawg

No way Georgia is going to the Bubba Bowl.

Michael

September 28th, 2010
4:26 pm

Moral of The Story?……..cash only.

Mark (another one)

September 28th, 2010
4:26 pm

All previous reports have been that AJ is a standup guy and a great team player. Then this come out. The question of which AJ is accurate is something you can all struggle with. I believe he is a standup guy, but not perfect, and he was slammed out of preportion by the NCAA.

AJ and UGA have paid the price, and its time to move on. We can’t fix the last four weeks. We can only worry about the rest of this season and the future. Put AJ in and see if he can help Murray grow as a QB. It also might take some pressure off the running game.

SadDawg

September 28th, 2010
4:26 pm

An offense is only as good as the OC. UGA’s OC is the worst I’ve seen in about 40 years of playing and watching football. Don’t blame the QB, the RBs, or the O-line.

Lane Kiffin said, “Georgia is the easiest team on our schedule to prepare for. They are still running the same stuff they have for 10 years.”

How would you like to be a lineman, RB, or QB on an offense like this?

404

September 28th, 2010
4:27 pm

How bout Ben Jones spearing he MissST player in the knee from behind?

Go back and watch the video and read Dan Mullen’s lips.

German Shepherd Dawg

September 28th, 2010
4:27 pm

MD,

I’m stunned. Almost speechless.

Was that English? Do you have a third grade education or something? You obviously never attended my alma mater, because you couldn’t pass remedial English.

Dawgs Tell

September 28th, 2010
4:27 pm

TMZ my A$@- How about the Univ. of Alabama.When the heat started,someone started talking.A.J. needs to see who he knows or talks to at Bama.Also he was not a kid, he was 21 when he made this decision.In my book you are not a child anymore at 21. If he needed the cash were was mom and dad. If they did not have the funds;I’m sure they could get a personal loan for him. Hell if I was a banker I would give them a loan for 1000.00 with interest payable in 24 months. He will be making millions when it is due. I’m sure he could pay them back by then.Oh well time to move on-WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR!

JP

September 28th, 2010
4:28 pm

I am a Gator fan and think AJ got jobbed by the NCAA. Should have been no more than 2 games. That said, does AJ block and play running back?

Coachdawg 2000

September 28th, 2010
4:28 pm

German-
i didn’t get caught because of a combo of dumb luck and divine intervention.

MsBulldawg84

September 28th, 2010
4:28 pm

AJ, we are going to be happy to have you back. How about committing yourself to play your senior year at Georgia? I think it would be a great thing for you and UGA!

Booby's booger finger

September 28th, 2010
4:28 pm

Q. Two UGA football players riding in a car, who’s driving ??

A. Police Offcr.

Russ "Damn UGA hurry up, this sucks" Bulldog

September 28th, 2010
4:28 pm

Thanks to Damon Evans for scheduling such useless games in Arizona, Colorado and Oregon. He said he was doing it to grow the UGA brand to help recruiting. So why go to those HS football “hotbeds”? If you really want to improve the brand in recruiting, go to S.Cal or Texas. JOKE!!! The travel and losing a night isn’t worth it

Tony Martin

September 28th, 2010
4:28 pm

It would be good for AJ to show the Dawg nation, and his team and coaches some loyalty when the combines start calling about his future as a top draft choice. Hopefully AJ will tell them that he is staying and prove to everyone just what kind of young man he is.

SadDawg

September 28th, 2010
4:29 pm

Bartender, I’ll have what PA Dawg is drinking . . .

MilledgevilleDawg

September 28th, 2010
4:29 pm

fair weather crap……..get in the game……. This kid is all about him (as quite a number of them are this year)….He wouldn’t understand the concept of team if he caught it on a three yard buttonhook. Duh……what is this???? He says……….team……….there is no “I” in team…….and I am all about “I” “me” “bling” …..Fair weather…..my a**!!!!! This kid let all of his teammates down…

SatillaDawg

September 28th, 2010
4:29 pm

Well, at least A.J. was man enough to admit he made a really bad mistake and learned a valuable lesson.

He (and the team) paid a serious price for the mistake, but it’s time to move on.

Let’s play ball! Time to salvage what’s left of this season.

Go Dawgs!

404

September 28th, 2010
4:29 pm

Dear GS Dawg

Not many UGAG players can pass remedial English either.

THATS A FACT !

Al Edwards

September 28th, 2010
4:29 pm

It is really outrageous that this young man was penalized for selling HIS jersey, while the coaches around the SEC are all multi-millionaires.. He sold HIS jersey for extra cash (hint, hint), while his coach makes over $53,000 per week.. That right, per week. He had to turn in HIS bank records to the NCAA? The NCAA is the biggest labor exploit of our time.. It is quite shameful..

They don’t appreciate all that is being done for them? Get real.. Only 1% will play on Sunday, and make any money on top of the table. The NCAA can enter into a gaming contracts with a corporation and market a player, but the player can’t see HIS own Jersey..

Coachdawg 2000

September 28th, 2010
4:30 pm

Dawgs Tell-
I hope Darius at Bammer tears an ACL. Because the conspiracy theory is that he named names to lower his suspension. That may seem harsh but Karma is a female dog!

Timmy Dog

September 28th, 2010
4:31 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reVnna38sPI

How about punishing Ben Jones? He tried to ruin the kid from Miss St’s career! Embarrassing and inexcusable!

"E-Bay" Green

September 28th, 2010
4:31 pm

Go head on and write your little comments people. This time next year I will be a zillionare in the NFL and UGA won’t matter to me anymore.

This time next year, my “crew” will include Deon, Me-Angelo, T.O. and of course, the ultimate role-model MIKE VICK.

I will pay case for my wheels, my rims, my sharp clothes, my women, my bling, and who cares what happens to the thugs I leave behind in Athens.

Bwaaa haa haa haa haa!

SadDawg

September 28th, 2010
4:32 pm

“That said, does AJ block and play running back?”
****************************
No, JP. But even our outdated and predictable offense, the double-coverage AJ draws every down does help with another receiver getting open.

But, we’ll see Saturday, won’t we?

MilledgevilleDawg

September 28th, 2010
4:32 pm

Ask AJ about the 100 phone calls between he and the shirt buyer and the fact that he told the nc2a that he did not know that guy…………that’s why the 4 games boyz……..did you actually think the 1,000 should have been more severe than the 1800 plus underage drinking………..duhhhhhhhhhhh………….this kid is not speaking the truth now!!!!!!!!!!!!! Believe what you want…………oh…..and yeah……Hey Green……Have you got it in you to do something for your TEAM? like play an extra year to show your remose…….hahahahahaha…….in my fricken dreamssssss

Cuz

September 28th, 2010
4:33 pm

Does anyone remember that All-American Bill Goldberg broke curfew the night before the bowl game, his final game at UGA and was not allowed to play. People do stupid things sometimes. Thank God I was never caught for the idiotic things I did at UGA.

MilledgevilleDawg

September 28th, 2010
4:33 pm

they did not just hit his bank records …….they got the phone records too………….talk to us about that AJ

404

September 28th, 2010
4:34 pm

We’re gonna find out just exactly WHAT Richt’s character is made of.

Does he PLAY or BENCH Ben Jones next week?

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
4:34 pm

GermanSdawg a person can go to UGA for 4 years get a degree and taking Remedial English would be the toughest class they would ever have to pass.

Cuz

September 28th, 2010
4:34 pm

I mean really, E-Bay Green does have a kind of ring to it. Maybe not up there with the Ty-Ty Termite, but pretty good nevertheless.

JP

September 28th, 2010
4:35 pm

Sad Dawg – your point is very good. Having AJ back is definitely a boost to the offense. Just don’t think you can blame 1-3 on him alone – maybe you can. Watch the Dawgs run the table with him back in! Good luck the rest of the way.

German Shepherd Dawg

September 28th, 2010
4:35 pm

Milledgeville Dawg,

Who by your name admits you live in the middle of freaking nowhere (I drove through many times on the way down from Athens to Savannah) – so, what you’re telling me is that you graduated from UGA and moved back to the middle of nowhere? What, you milk cows for a living or run the DQ?

Did you have some bizarre need to sniff my diploma or something? You seem incredulous that I graduated in 1984 after only three years in school there…no, I’m not a genius who graduated early. I transferred in as a junior after watching the 1980 game in Jacksonville while in school in Savannah and then decided to change majors so I’d be there longer and avoid graduation.

My junior year took three of the best years of my life! And I could have graduated with two useless degrees in history and political science. But I had a great time.

I saw the death of punch cards.

SadDawg

September 28th, 2010
4:35 pm

Booby’s booger finger,

I probably don’t like you, but your handle is funny. I can’t tell you how many times I see Bobby coming out of the dugout after wins to shake hands with the players, thinking about all of those boogers he’s had on those fingers . . .

c

September 28th, 2010
4:35 pm

We love you AJ! GO DAWGS

404

September 28th, 2010
4:36 pm

Dear “E-Bay Green”

FACT:

Over 80% of ALL NFL players are bankrupt and flat broke
within just 5 YEARS after leaving the NFL.

Just thoguht you should keep that in mind.

Coachdawg 2000

September 28th, 2010
4:36 pm

AJ Green does not owe anybody anything. How many of you moralists and team first guys would have stayed being a student if you knew if you took a job you could be financially secure for the rest of your life?Give me a break. $20-30 million guaranteed I would have left UGA in less than a heartbeat!

PeePants the hobo clown

September 28th, 2010
4:37 pm

For cryin out loud the kid made a mistake and seemingly a small one. He was terribly wrong and got smoked for it…Him AND the team. What more can you ask of a person,he manned up.
When your the best player on your team and considered by many to be the best WR in the draft and you dont have enough money to buy your OWN jersey at the Library,then sometimes you make a small “concession”. In the NCAA there IS NO small concession.
Lesson learned,get off his back.
Welcome back AJ!!!!
p.s. All you two faced clowns who loved AJ when things were good can go Cheer for Georgia State.

Dawgs Tell

September 28th, 2010
4:37 pm

@coachdawg2000- I believe were are on the same track.It will come out sooner or later! Karma is Hell on payback.

Paul Little Johnson

September 28th, 2010
4:37 pm

I can’t believe the NCAA suspended A.J. for four games. We have players that do much worse than he did and they don’t get any suspensions. I might make some of them sit out a practice, but nothing more.

Ghost of TK Harty

September 28th, 2010
4:37 pm

Just cash the check. Boo…..

German Shepherd Dawg

September 28th, 2010
4:37 pm

5150,

I wouldn’t really know, having exempted the class. I took advanced English because I know how to spell and use grammar (most of the time) but it is nice to have an editor, too.

No, I don’t use my editor for mental self gratification on the Internet.

UGA Friend

September 28th, 2010
4:38 pm

A.J. is back. UGA supporters should forget the incident and be thankful that this team has the talent to turn this season around and win at least 8 maybe 9 games. Good luck Dawgs.

MilledgevilleDawg

September 28th, 2010
4:38 pm

uh……..Edwards……….It’s a rule! its a rule……….its he** livin by the rules….aint it…..poor little aj……..if he had only gone to the party…….do you think he could have made a difference in Ark, Sc and MSU? Just go to the party son and get one game……instead….you had to break more rules and then lie…..Man up…….quit the team now. Those other kids deserve better!!

Coachdawg 2000

September 28th, 2010
4:38 pm

BTW-
His absense definately hurt but is not the reason we are 1-3.

Einsteindawg

September 28th, 2010
4:38 pm

Whatever the true story is AJ,let’s make up for lost time on the field. Remember your committment to your teammates and university. As far as the NCAA, as I’ve said before, they will become obsolete when the top 60 colleges sign up with what we now know as the BCS as their governing body. Why? Because the BCS will make them 10 times the money with 10 times less hassle.

Stop Hating

September 28th, 2010
4:39 pm

All of these LOSERS on this post (”Dog from a Distance,” “Red,” “chdawg,” “DrewDog,” etc.) should get a life and stop letting their jealousy of athletes show!

All of you sound like the kids who were always picked last for the team in the neighborhood and in high school gym class. Then you got to college (if you actually WENT to college) and didn’t have to take P.E. anymore, but it was guys like AJ who kept stealing your little girlfriends!

Please, get over your hurt feelings and try looking at this, like an adult, from a realistic standpoint. The kid is from a middle-, to lower-middle class family, which means not a lot of extra cash to send him. He is FORBIDDEN from having a job. So you’re telling me that he should be happy with just his room, board (aka, meals) and tuition? No pizza or sub money? No money to take a young lady to the movies?

Like I said, get a CLUE! Get a LIFE! Get a WIFE! And get RID of your jealousy when it comes to these kids! Cretins like you make me sick!

Go do your thing, AJ!

Roadsterron

September 28th, 2010
4:39 pm

He didn’t think????? Wow—what a joke. I for one have lost all respect for him. He not only blemished himself but he took down a football program with him. When the spotlight is on you, you better know how to think things through. He does attend college and I believe thinking is part of the deal. What a shame for him and all the Dawg Nation.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
4:39 pm

404 are you saying Ben Jones is White and a UGA THUG? Heavens no. I mean only Florida player try to hurt other teams players ie. Eye Poke. UGA has nothing but Classy Christian boys because that is all Richt recruits.

JV

September 28th, 2010
4:39 pm

It is Bush’s fault.

SadDawg

September 28th, 2010
4:40 pm

Thanks, JP, and I know you forgot about our date in a few weeks. It’s understandable, though. We are becoming an afterthought on a lot of teams schedules . . .

But, watch out! We got a AD who’s been seeing excellence up close in Gainesville for years. He’ll get it straightened out.

tripledart

September 28th, 2010
4:40 pm

I am amazed he has a bank account in general.Actually impressive considering the school he comes from.Buy him making the deposit shows either he is really stupid”i did mention the school right”or his did not thing anything was wrong with it.At least he was not arrested and only had to miss one game.

German Shepherd Dawg

September 28th, 2010
4:41 pm

Milledgeville Dawg,

Since you seem to know everything (even privy to NCAA information I haven’t seen elsewhere), please tell me: who really shot JFK?

Are you really twelve years old? Am I picking on a child? Tell the truth…

Cuz

September 28th, 2010
4:41 pm

Well we got those punch cards in common German Shepard, man I hated those things. One card off the whole program is toast.

MilledgevilleDawg

September 28th, 2010
4:41 pm

Hey Sheperd……….that was great…….I love it!!!!!!! you just put in writing to the whole fricken state what an egotistical dumba** you are……You da man!! Mr. Genious.hahahahahahaha….excuse me….just could not resist……so seldom do we get someone like you to lose it on a Tues. afternoon……Nowhere huh??? Darn…..wish I knew that sooner

Lee Harvey

September 28th, 2010
4:43 pm

German Shepherd,
Everyone knows JFK was shot on orders from LBJ…the CIA/Mob were responsible. It’s always about the money.

Cuz

September 28th, 2010
4:43 pm

Reggie Bush’s fault?

Booby's booger finger

September 28th, 2010
4:44 pm

SadDawg, thanks, Bobby has to know the camera is always on him, but he digs every night, like it’s nobody’s business. (must be an old man thing, like black socks and shorts)

Dbalcer

September 28th, 2010
4:44 pm

According to ESPN AJ sometimes thinks he owes us another season. I think he made a mistake and was punished too severly especially compared to other athletes investigated. I do think the NCAA has too much power when they investigate. I felt that when I watched The Blind Side too.

JV

September 28th, 2010
4:44 pm

No, George Bush’s fault.

Reggie Bush

September 28th, 2010
4:44 pm

I did not shoot JFK…

Tech Engineers!

September 28th, 2010
4:45 pm

At Tech, Paul Johnson has control over the program and this would never happen! McGarity needs to crack down on all these arrests, payoffs, etc. or Ga’s problems will continue, even with a new coach.

German Shepherd Dawg

September 28th, 2010
4:46 pm

MD,

OK, now I know you’re a faker. Any Bulldog with even a modicum of sense might complain and whine about the suspension, but never in their right mind suggest the most exciting offensive player since Knowshon Moreno quit the team in the middle of the season when most people already believe the reason we lost three in a row is because of his absence.

You, sir, are a liar and a pretender. You are no Dawg.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
4:47 pm

I didn’t shoot JFK but I did get drunk on Billy Beer one weekend partying in Athens back in the 80’s.

In Shock

September 28th, 2010
4:47 pm

AJ owes CMR his senior year.

SadDawg

September 28th, 2010
4:47 pm

Everybody knows what institution is in Milledgeville. And we know now they put computers in the rooms . . .

JV

September 28th, 2010
4:48 pm

That is how Jimmy got sick going to Cleveland today-drinking Billy Beers.

German Shepherd Dawg

September 28th, 2010
4:48 pm

Tech Engineers! Know what else isn’t happening for Paul Johnson? Winning.

JV

September 28th, 2010
4:49 pm

Jimmy Carter that is.

Tech Engineers!

September 28th, 2010
4:49 pm

All we need for entertainment is hand cream and a Hustler Mag!

ARdawg

September 28th, 2010
4:50 pm

**YAWN** Tucker, thanks for the info but, can we now get back to BBQ’ing Richt’s derriere?

German Shepherd Dawg

September 28th, 2010
4:50 pm

And all you Bush bashers,

Obama has been in office two years now. It’s time to let go of the past and confront the present, which really sucks, I know. But it’s time.

OneNationUnderDawg

September 28th, 2010
4:50 pm

Excuses, Excuses. If this were a player from FL, Tech, or Auburn, we would be all over it and all for it. AJ made a mistake. A big mistake. The team is paying for it. And while I agree that AJ does not play defense, his playmaking ability on offense has the potential to keep offensive drives going and potentially scoring more points for UGA and keeping the other team’s defense on the field and our off the field. It certainly could have made a difference in the last three games. I’m very disappointed.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
4:50 pm

GSDAWG Tech is 2-2 UGA is 1-3 what do you call winning?

Carson Thompson, III

September 28th, 2010
4:50 pm

I’m a student at UGA, my girlfriend is in a study group with AJ, Tuesday and Thursdays at 11PM in his apartment. Should I be worried?

dowhatnow?

September 28th, 2010
4:50 pm

Why did he DEPOSIT it??????!!!!!????????

JV

September 28th, 2010
4:50 pm

Jimmy does not read Hustler. He does use hand cream though.

dawghater

September 28th, 2010
4:51 pm

AJ could just use the ignorance plea with the NCAA!

murray county mystic

September 28th, 2010
4:51 pm

if UGA fanbase isn’t the most pathetic, it won’t take long to get to them on the “List of pathetic fanbase losers”…UGA is the Clemson of the SEC; usually pretty fair ballclub, sometimes better than fair, but not a consistent power. You are who you are; be happy with that. Let the big boys (FLA, BAMA, LSU) handle the tough job of winning National Championships…just win a bowl game for the SEC…PS: Coach Bill Oliver said on the Feinbaum show this afternoon that CMR was a fine-looking man, but, knew nothing about defense. Said he is straight out of the FSU/Bowden mold which you knew already…

Football Bat

September 28th, 2010
4:51 pm

@ Milledgeville Dawg: No, I am not kidding, I am giving the best advice I can regardless of the probable outcome. Just as if I said, “We are mathematically still alive, so HUNKER DOWN and win these games!”

If I was kidding, I would say something like “Coach Richt needs to smoke some angel dust just to get motivated and energized enough to walk past the bench, clap his hands and say ‘Let’s go, team!’.”

German Shepherd Dawg

September 28th, 2010
4:51 pm

Tech,

You guys are a cheap date, aren’t you?

Woody Allen once said that masturbation is sex with someone you love.

Tough to dispute.

ARdawg

September 28th, 2010
4:52 pm

Bush basher’s? Is it true they really are going to give Reggie’s Heisman to Obama?

JV

September 28th, 2010
4:52 pm

AJ deposited it since he did not want to get mugged in Athens with money on his person. He needed it for Spring Break.

In Shock

September 28th, 2010
4:52 pm

UGA Friend. Please Please tell me who the talent you are referring to is ?

Mike

September 28th, 2010
4:53 pm

Furthermore … why does the NCAA get to search these cats bank records??? If they saw a $1000 deposit on Drew Butler’s bank account, it wouldn’t matter since his dad played in the league … but you see 1K from on this guy’s statement and it’s grounds for an investigation.

I can only SMH. Lesson of the day young athletes … only accept cash.

dawghater

September 28th, 2010
4:53 pm

AJ needed $1000 for Spring Break Spendng money. What kind of drugs are you buying AJ!

Old Dawg

September 28th, 2010
4:53 pm

The NCAA is trying to be the IRS. Good grief! What a bunch of crap! Take a good kid and make him pay for something he didn’t even know was against NCAA rules. How about Pete Carroll? He does stuff and gets his school in trouble and walks away free as a bird to coach in the NFL with no punishment at all. What a crock! NCAA, is it needed?

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
4:53 pm

Jimmy uses Peanut Butter and the underwear ads in the Farmers & Consumers Market Bulletin. Those girls are prettier than Amy for damn sure.

ARdawg

September 28th, 2010
4:54 pm

Obama gets Reggie’s Heisman but, Kim Kardashian said he could keep the herpes

German Shepherd Dawg

September 28th, 2010
4:54 pm

5150,

Beating NC State at home. At least MSU was on the road, and Arkansas was ranked.

I’m not worried about you at the end of the season, but I need to see something next week to think we’ll be okay against the Gators and Auburn. I wasn’t worried about Auburn until they spanked SC with 45 points. That bothered me.

dawghater

September 28th, 2010
4:55 pm

Hey Mike, guess you don’t deposit Cash AH. Yea, defend the act not accept the fact it was wrong. It’s against the NCAA rules and if you and AJ don’t like then don’t play!

German Shepherd Dawg

September 28th, 2010
4:55 pm

This is really degenerating into total inanity.

Sourgrapes

September 28th, 2010
4:55 pm

Tech fan here – I find the NCAA’s actions in this matter abhorrent. Do they paw through everyone’s trash, too?

SadDawg

September 28th, 2010
4:56 pm

He’ll put it on the mantle, right beside the Nobel Peace Prize he “earned” after two months in office . . .

59bulldawg

September 28th, 2010
4:56 pm

It seems to me the kid was extremely cooperative with investigators and still got nailed to the wall.

JV

September 28th, 2010
4:57 pm

According to the IRS “All accretions to wealth constitute income from whatever source derived.”

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
4:58 pm

GSDAWG TECH beat Miss St the last 2 years in a Home and Home series.

JV

September 28th, 2010
4:58 pm

Maybe now AJ will be audited to see if that $1000 appeared on his 1040.

judge

September 28th, 2010
4:58 pm

He knew it was wrong but he didnt ask the coach or anybody else—he aint that good—kick him off the team and lets start over —-ok? If one guy makes that much of a difference this is really sad. I knows dat it was wrung but Ayezz did it anyways====please man–get real. Man where do they dig these guys up at anyway? Guilty. Go back to the fourth grade and start over and then you can go play for Florida. See ya wouldnt wanta be ya.

dawghater

September 28th, 2010
4:59 pm

Hey 59bullpup – No nailing him to the wall would be a season suspension. I don’t think AJ came to the NCAA out of guilt and reported his $1000 sale. He got caught breaking a rule and was punhished. That’s the consequence. Just because he admitted it after he was caught doesn’t give you a free pass. That’s part of UGA’s problem and the 10 arrests YTD. No one agrees with punishment and half the time there is no punishment unless your not playing!

Dachosenone

September 28th, 2010
5:00 pm

If the NCAA would actually either pay student athletes are real stipend or allow them to actually work, you wouldn’t have 18, 19, 20 year old students making these kind of decisions.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
5:01 pm

People when a kid signs to play a college sport they sign up to be investigated by the NCAA whenever the NCAA wants. If the players don’t like the rules then don’t play the sports.
It does sound a little like Driving While Black in the NCAA going through AJ Green’s checking account.

James

September 28th, 2010
5:02 pm

Sure, you sold it so you can buy those diamond ear rings that you sport on the side lines, so cool for such a fool.

Concerned

September 28th, 2010
5:03 pm

You know, I’m not a Georgia fan, but what a classy response from AJ Green. He did something wrong, he acknowledged it, came clean and wants to move forward. Good for you young man. In life we spend too much time reacting to adversity instead of meeting it head on. AJ, you did the latter and you should be proud. Good luck this Saturday.

Sam Robards, Dawg Fan

September 28th, 2010
5:04 pm

He did the crime, he paid the price.

The main thing I’m concerned about here is, if true, AJ’s account of how the investigation went. They went there asking about the party and believed him when he said he didn’t go. That should have been case closed. That was the intent of their investigation and they found out what they needed to know.

How ON EARTH does the NCAA then have the authority to then go through his PERSONAL CHECKING ACCOUNT and say, “What’s this charge? Where’d this money come from?” They aren’t a governmental body and, even if they were, had NO PROBABLE CAUSE at that point to seize his banking records since the matter they were investigating, the party, had been resolved.

Is this not a COMPLETE VIOLATION of his Fourth Amendment rights?! Am I taking crazy pills?! Since when can a NON-GOVERNMENTAL BODY SEIZE your PERSONAL PROPERTY/INFORMATION simply because they feel like snooping around?

If that’s how the “investigation” went, I’d sue the NCAA for a BLATANT violation of my civil liberties and, in addition, invoke the 13th Amendment since college football players are treated, in some ways, like slaves.

These players bust their butts, bringing in BILLIONS of dollars annually through ticket sales, TV contracts and merchandise and they can’t sell their own PERSONAL PROPERTY because the NCAA won’t get a slice? And yes, they get education and living accommodations, but that doesn’t even come close to equalling the amounts that these student bring in.

Yes, I am in favor of giving college athletes a stipend (not contracts and exorbitant salaries but a SET AMOUNT determined by the NCAA so that schools don’t get into price wars over recruiting HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS). This might also help keep students in school through graduation because they wouldn’t feel they have to run to the NFL as soon as they can in order to make a living.

Think about it.

ozzfest

September 28th, 2010
5:04 pm

HMMMM….I CAN THINK OF ONE VERY GOOD WAY TO MAKE IT UP TO YOUR TEAMMATES AND FANS………..2011.

judge

September 28th, 2010
5:04 pm

these players get scholarships—-and then they act like idiots—I say kick em all off the team start over for Gods sake—what is the big deal—whats with this one game suspension —two game suspension————what is that? What a joke. If you dont want to go by the rules–then leave!!!!! Please.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
5:05 pm

STOP with the school paying the players.
How much are you going to pay the girl that Barrel Races on the Equestrian team as compared to the Star QB? If you pay one you have to pay them all.

Nacho Daddy

September 28th, 2010
5:05 pm

Give Reggie’s Heisman to D. Evans, he can hang his red panties on it…

sthgaboy

September 28th, 2010
5:06 pm

C’mon you righteous folks. He paid his penalty. Unfortunately, it cost the team. Let’s move on and get behind the team and A,J. It is still GREAT to be a GA Bulldog!!!

ARdawg

September 28th, 2010
5:06 pm

Seems to be 13-14K in yearly education is a pretty good stipend

ozzfest

September 28th, 2010
5:06 pm

…..AND FOR THE NCAA DIGGING IN PERSONAL BANK RECORDS….CALL KING & SPALDING. CLEARLY AN INFRINGEMENT, AND YOU COULD GET AT LEAST $100K IN A LAWSUIT.

UGA Advocate

September 28th, 2010
5:07 pm

Green we forgive you son….now lets get this train on the right track….Wooooooooooo Go Dawgssssssss
Glad you’re back….now teams cant crowd the box…play us fair or watch #8, 16, 12, 17, 7, or #28…go for 6.

Al

September 28th, 2010
5:08 pm

This kid has the world at his feet during football season and you want him to go sleep on someone’s cot on Spring break? Forgive him if he wants to be able to have a decent break with some money in his pocket.

UGA Advocate

September 28th, 2010
5:08 pm

or #81 & #15….sorry guys….

kerryb

September 28th, 2010
5:10 pm

This pretty much confirms that the NCAA is run by the Nazi Party now. How can you start an investigation on rumors heard on a place like TMZ. When they asked for his bank records AJ should have told them to go take a hike unless you have concrete proof that I went there. You couldn’t start a Police investigation on rumors. Why should they be allowed to investigation on a rumor heard on a site like TMZ. It sounds like they were throwing darts and hoping something would stick. The NCAA needs to be reigned in.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
5:10 pm

To you people that keep saying the NCAA can’t go through Green’s Accounts need to UNDERSTAND the Player gave the NCAA the right to do whatever they need to when investigating a possible violation. Players sign up for this type of action when they become Scholarship Student Athletes.

kerryb

September 28th, 2010
5:11 pm

I don’t think they sign their rights away to play football.

German Shepherd Dawg

September 28th, 2010
5:11 pm

5150,

That was then. This is now. We beat SC last year. Not this year.

Who is Nesbitt going to throw to in the flat with D. Thomas gone? You’ve got some big time problems on the Flats. We just got better, but a good bit. Durham is now the 2nd option and King the third, adding a new dimension to the offense.

kerryb

September 28th, 2010
5:12 pm

You notice he said that the NCAA asked for his bank records. If they could have gotten them regardless of his permission they would have.

Impressed

September 28th, 2010
5:14 pm

This is one Tech grad that is impressed with Mr. Green. I have flipped completely. My original thinking was that he knew it was against the rules, knew it would hurt the team if he got caught, but did it anyway. But I accept his explanation. I can believe that he simply didn’t think it through. He has accepted the punishment, and didn’t complain (at least publicly) that it was too severe. I have always respected his talents, but I am very happy I read this article so that I can respect the man again also. Still a Tech fan, so find it hard to cheer for UGA, but I will cheer for AJ again. But his replacement has become my favorite UGA player. Congrats to Kris Durham for stepping up.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
5:14 pm

KERRYB yes they did. You need to go on the UGA site and get the documents to qualifly to be cleared by the NCAA. You can go on the NCAA’s site and see a player contract the players sign.
Don’t guess what rights a player signed away do a little research.

IRS

September 28th, 2010
5:15 pm

I from the IRS and I going to audit Green to see if he claimed the income on his tax return. This might not be over yet.

Flo-Ri-Duh!

September 28th, 2010
5:16 pm

DDPO: Your comment is stupid. A.J. has never been in any kind of trouble in high school or college. What he did is not illegal but is against the NCAA’s code book of a million rules. He told the truth when asked and served his punishment which was extreme for what he did. He is not complaining about that. Why don’t you say something constructive about UGA – unless you want them to fail?

kerryb

September 28th, 2010
5:16 pm

I think the NCAA built this guy Hawkins up to sound like he worked for an agent but he didn’t. I think he is an agent want to be and poses himself like an agent. I don’t believe AJ had a clue to who this guy was. I don’t think the guys who sold their SEC championship rings got four games suspension the next year. Matter of fact I don’t think they got any at all. This is just a case of the NCAA going overboard trying to look tough at our expense.

Flo-Ri-Duh!

September 28th, 2010
5:17 pm

IRS – he sold personal property and does not make enough income to pay taxes. Sorry – no story there.

kerryb

September 28th, 2010
5:18 pm

IRS, he gave the money to charity. I wonder if he can claim it as a deduction now?

German Shepherd Dawg

September 28th, 2010
5:18 pm

It’s over. On to Colorado. Somebody was in here talking smack about Ralphie. What happened to him? One and done?

Football Bat

September 28th, 2010
5:18 pm

Y’know if the player got one measley buck per jersey sale with their name on it, they might not have to sell the real thing, and might even STAY IN SCHOOL THEIR SENIOR YEAR to promote their brand.

German Shepherd Dawg

September 28th, 2010
5:19 pm

IRS,

You’re missing a contraction. No wonder you work for the IRS.

If you want to audit me, my real name is George Soros.

RAMBLE ON!!!

September 28th, 2010
5:19 pm

I had some stupid UGAg graduate tell me he gave the money to a charity at a bar during the USC game. I almost fell on the floor laughing.

He was a typical obnoxious stupid UGAg graduate. He was just stupid, so I just let it go.

Flo-Ri-Duh!

September 28th, 2010
5:20 pm

5150 P.O.A.D. Who are you? the fountain of wisdom? I think NOT!

Dawgs73

September 28th, 2010
5:20 pm

It’s only a violation because the plantation owners of the NCAA decided to go on a witch hunt and make sure they found something.

MURPHY

September 28th, 2010
5:21 pm

kerryb,

The idiots that sold their rings in the cause of AJ’s troubles. This rule was put into place because of them.They were not punished because at the time there was no rule against selling on-line for players.

German Shepherd Dawg

September 28th, 2010
5:21 pm

Football Bat,

It’s going to be tough to refuse $80-$100 million dollars for a senior season, especially at a high-risk position like WR.

I’d love him to stay, but I wanted Herschel to stay in school and he didn’t listen to me, either.

Money talks. Big money shouts and drowns out the competition.

kerryb

September 28th, 2010
5:21 pm

Ramble On, Why are you here. It seems like you need to go to a Tech blog so you guys can talk about how bad Tech is doing this year instead of worrying about us.

kerryb

September 28th, 2010
5:22 pm

Murphy, you are right. I had forgotten about that.

Poor old ga fans

September 28th, 2010
5:23 pm

that mean old NCCA be picking on us. it’s not fair, they be mean to AJ, poor old us every body be picking on us all the time, it’s not fair, it’s not fair, it’s not fair, we just want to be the best football team in the whole wide world, and we would be if everybody would stop being mean to us and picking on us all the time.

kerryb

September 28th, 2010
5:24 pm

Ramble on! Yea, we have lost some close games but no one has put 41 points on us.

Nacho Daddy

September 28th, 2010
5:24 pm

Bishop Eddie Long is offering A.J. a “cot” to sleep on next spring break.

Down with Saban!

September 28th, 2010
5:25 pm

I’m all for keeping the sanctity of amateur athletes status. But how can the NCAA just go through someones bank accounts. Even if AJ gave consent to do so, it still seems like an invasion of privacy.

Boca Baby

September 28th, 2010
5:25 pm

Hey A.J., if you really want to make it up to your teammates and the Bulldog Nation do not turn pro at the end of the season. This will be a true sign of contrition. Yeah, and I got some oceanfront property in Arizona I’d like to sell.

76-DAWG

September 28th, 2010
5:26 pm

I don’t think A J did anything wrong other than the jersey sale. He just showed a lot of immaturity and stupidity. If he was trying to get away with something he wouldn’t have deposited it, he would have just cashed it. I will not defend A J but it is obvious that he was taken advantage of by a con man or hustler. I do hope since this has happened that GEORGIA STATE Legislature will address this issue and make sure in the future that if you prey on our real ignorant athletes that you will pay a huge penalty with jail time.

MURPHY

September 28th, 2010
5:29 pm

Down with Saban,

The kids sign a contract with the NCAA as an incomming freshman that states they must comply in any way possible with a NCAA investigation.If AJ had not complied with the NCAA request they could have held this in limbo for the rest of his college career. Go and google NCAA clearing house and read the contract these kids sign. Its amazing.

beware springbreak

September 28th, 2010
5:30 pm

mettenberger trys to rape a girl in Remerton
AJ sell his jersey
Next year how bout the team stay in Athens and work Habitat for Humanity

Tide Rising

September 28th, 2010
5:32 pm

Interesting. How does the gestapo, uh, I mean the NCAA go from asking about whether or not he attended the agent party to coming back to him later on and asking to see his bank records?

If they knew conclusively that he wasn’t at the party then why come back and go fishing through his bank records on a fishing expedition? Not saying AJ wasn’t in the wrong. Just sayin the NCAA had zero business coming back to him and wanting to look through his bank records once they knew he wasn’t at the party.

The tactics of the NCAA are nothing short of gestapo like. But then what do you expect from a corrupt organization that is accountable to no one and which regularly breaks its own rules and bylaws?

Crditme

September 28th, 2010
5:34 pm

Honestly, who cares. It’s a piece of fabric and the kid can’t play football games from it? That is retarded. It’s football, he didn’t mess up an operation on the President of the United States

Football Bat

September 28th, 2010
5:34 pm

@ German Shepherd

Of course you’re right, but at 0-3, I’m left with dreams…Guess they all fall somewhere between Pat Tillman and Michael Vick.

RAMBLE ON!!!

September 28th, 2010
5:35 pm

I meant he wasn’t, not was a typical obnoxious UGAg fan…my bad.

Dagger

September 28th, 2010
5:36 pm

So all he had to do was just keep the cash and not deposit it into his bank account and he would have been fine. Dagger!!

RAMBLE ON!!!

September 28th, 2010
5:37 pm

kerryb, you meant 45 points, but you haven’t played UF yet…

or us for that matter.

Nacho Daddy

September 28th, 2010
5:38 pm

Habitat? come to Atlanta and volunteer with New Birth all you big sweaty mens,-Bishop Eddie Long

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
5:38 pm

For all you that want to pay players here are just a few #s for you. Baseball, M Basketball, Football, and Cross Country at UGA have 232 players on the rosters. Pay then $1K per Semester for 3 semester is $696,000 a year. I didn’t include W Basketball, M/W Golf, M/W Swimming, M/W Tennis, M/W Track & Field, W Cross Country, W , W Gymnastics, W Soccer, W Equestrian, W Softball, W Volleyball.
You can’t Pay the Players. There is not enough money. Football and Basketball don’t make enough money to pay all the UGA Student Athletes. The Training table included in the Scholarship for Athletes is a lot better than the mean plan for regular students.

59bulldawg

September 28th, 2010
5:38 pm

Dawghater … get over yourself jacks$$! I never suggested he should not have been punished. But I do think his punishment was out of proportion to his “crime” you self-righteous jerk. They were trying to prove that he attended the party in Miami and couldn’t. Even though they think they are all powerful even they can’t suspend an athlete for no reason at all. Seems to me they only found out about the jersey after he gave them access to his bank account. I think the NCAA is walking a thin line between their right to know and the kid’s privacy. Plus let’s remember no law was broken here … only the NCAA’s sacred rules. I understand the need for rules but if you can’t see the heavy mindedness here you’re an even bigger idiot than I thought. So why don’t you forget about trying to lecture folks and go back to playing Madden 2011 in your mama’s basement. Better yet refrain from even commenting on UGA topics you nimrod.

True Dawg

September 28th, 2010
5:39 pm

Aj is not the answer but the offense will be 50% better when he’s in the game. Maybe someone could find out who had the NCAA check AJ’s account. Maybe it should be mandatory for every single player but 4 games out is a joke.

Ole Yeller Dawg

September 28th, 2010
5:40 pm

Yeah, AJ learned a lesson! CASH! It’s hard to trace cash, especially if you channel it through a church, like all the other big time players do!!

Hannah

September 28th, 2010
5:41 pm

AJ, maybe next time you shouldn’t spend $800 on a pit bull that you’re just going to leave out in the sun and let die. Too bad AJC didn’t cover that story.

Really?

September 28th, 2010
5:41 pm

RAMBLE ON!!! – He gave the money to a charity after the NCAA advised him to. That is what all the players who got into trouble with the NCAA for accepting $ had to do. Maybe you were too drunk at the bar to understand the story correctly.

dawghater

September 28th, 2010
5:41 pm

76 Dawg, Hence UGA’s problem. You don’t think he did anything wrong. You players act like they don’t have any rules to follow, hence 10 arrest YTD. If you don’t want to abide by the rules, don’t play. As far as all those saying these kids need to be paid. Guess what, they are getting paid. Thousands of dollars in a free education, room and board. If they want to get paid then they need to pay for their own education. Yes, they should get some type of monthly money for food and misc off campus but they get feed for free on campus, get their books paid, dorm, tuition. Tell the kid working a job at night and on the weekend the athletes aren’t compensated. And tell the walk on who’s playing and paying their own way to school!

G-Man

September 28th, 2010
5:42 pm

North Ave Killer Beez

September 28th, 2010
5:43 pm

I would have dont the EXACT SAME THING. If you have ever been on spring break then you know how good life can be with just a few more benjamins in your pocket :) The penalty was way harsh though, hell A.J. should have went to the party too. NCAA SUCKS @SS I wonder how much they have made off his jersey? Legalized Pimpin is all that is.

UGAVIII

September 28th, 2010
5:44 pm

Don’t screw with the NCAA. They have to control the cash flow. Otherwise, the people earning the money might get some of it.

Nacho Daddy

September 28th, 2010
5:44 pm

$1,000 payments to players, wow! that’s a lot of beer, look out Athens

dawghater

September 28th, 2010
5:46 pm

59bulldawg – again for the old and slowwwww! If you don’t want to abide by the NCAA rules then don’t play. I know that’s pretty simple and for a simple mind like yourself it’s still hard for you to understand. He got caught, he didn’t turn himself in! I never said all the NCAA rules were fair. The fact remains if you want to play then you play by the rules of course unless you play for UGA. It’s obvious CMR’s kids don’t like to play by they rules, hence 10 arrests and counting!

RAMBLE ON!!!

September 28th, 2010
5:47 pm

Really, Really?

My bad, I’ll take your word for it. If anyone is an expert on cheating, it has got to be a UGA fan.

I do think A.J.’s punishment was a bit extreme and he has been very professional (no pun intended) handling this punishment. I also think he’s the best player in the SEC (maybe Ingram is better). I will be glad to see him go pro.

Athens Comet

September 28th, 2010
5:47 pm

We are reaping what we sewed of a corrupt and inept orgainization. T

Just Saying

September 28th, 2010
5:50 pm

Bottom Dwellers

September 28th, 2010
5:50 pm

In 7+ months, you’ll never have to worry about money ever again as long as you don’t blow through it. Get a trustful financial advisor.

Paul in RDU

September 28th, 2010
5:51 pm

Hopefully AJ can put this behind him and have a good season (what’s left of it).
I do have to wonder if the NCAA went fishing after they found that Green was not associated with the agent’s party in Miami or whether someone ratted him out.

Watch Mark Richt's man boobs on the on the highdive

September 28th, 2010
5:51 pm

Who is this kid fooling? Last time I checked UGA football players have carte blanche when it comes to spring break. They are lucky if they ever drop a dime.

Players always have access to women, the parties, free plush beach palace to crash, free beer (or if in Green’s case–all the Hennessey and Colt 45 you can drink).

Green is prime example of the thug product of the Richt era

Booby's booger finger

September 28th, 2010
5:52 pm

Hey UGA fans, what’s up with the song: ” I’ve been working on the railroad” after every score ?? :)

Boca Baby

September 28th, 2010
5:53 pm

5150 P.O.A.D: UGA doesn’t make enough money to pay the players? Where then did they get the 65 million in cash in the bank? You might want to say that “most schools” don’t make enough money to pay players.

Boca Baby

September 28th, 2010
5:56 pm

Booby’s booger finger: That is a good question if the band is playing that tune since it is the same tune as “The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You”

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
5:57 pm

Who thought MV7 could blow through all the Up Front Cash he was paid?
AJ to show how much UGA means to you why don’t you take a chunk of the Money you make next year and give it to an Academic Scholarship in your name at UGA.

DAWG07

September 28th, 2010
5:57 pm

If he had received $2K would have recieved 2 game suspension like the Alabama player. Strange. Hope AJ will return next year and rectify the error. I hope so.

aj green

September 28th, 2010
5:58 pm

Dear coach richt:

Do you really think I have any respect for you or this team? I am just a selfish bull dyke trying to make my own money.

I could care less about about you, this team or the entire bull dyke nation.

aj

ps. I am going to sell my red panties next. I’ll get paid extra for the skid marks too.

Booby's booger finger

September 28th, 2010
5:59 pm

Bugs Bunny doesnt sing “The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You”

Really?

September 28th, 2010
6:00 pm

RAMBLE ON!!! – Not a UGA fan I just have this thing called the internet. It is pretty sweet. You would be surprised what kind of information you can find on this thing. You should try it. So next time when somebody tells you something rather than make fun of that person you can use the internet to verify if what they say is true or not. Or you could just continue to be an ignorant Tech fan. I have a feeling you will chose the latter.

Paul in RDU

September 28th, 2010
6:00 pm

Interesting that Hawkins made contact with AJ through Facebook – I wonder if Marvin Austin introduced them?

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
6:01 pm

Bocca Baby: UGA doesn’t have ENOUGH money to pay all the Athletes on all the sprots teams. If you pay one you have to pay them all. Go to the UGA site and look how many Athletes are on rosters. do some math and you will realize the players can’t be played as long as Title IX exists.

Welcome Back

September 28th, 2010
6:03 pm

@5150 P.O.A.D
Buddy, what is your deal. You are 50. Get a life, wife or a hand. To still hate UGA like a schoolboy, you must be a true loser. I never post on the GT sites, but see you know the Shamburgers, etc., They are far better than u.

Dwayne

September 28th, 2010
6:06 pm

They would not have gotten my check book. I would of gotten a lawyer and had it bragged out in court. With no proof comes no suspensions. The Nazi NCAA needs to be investigated by congress, heck, if they worry about PED’s in baseball…..

Boca Baby

September 28th, 2010
6:08 pm

5150 P.O.A.D: UGAAA had a profit of 7 million this past year. They donated 2 million to the University. Would it cost more than 2 million to pay the players? Or 7 million for that matter?

Chester Gunn

September 28th, 2010
6:09 pm

Why doesn’t the AJC interview the jerk who bought the jersey. I would like to hear what he has to say.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
6:09 pm

D wayne where would AJ get the money for a Lawyer? Remember his family is poor and he is poor.
You sir are stupid as explained on this blog. AJ had to let the NCAA do what they did because he joined the NCAA to play football. If AJ didn’t like the NCAA rules he didn’t have to play a College sport and pay for college on his own.

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
6:11 pm

5150 P.O.A.D is another mutt LOSER

dawgfan

September 28th, 2010
6:11 pm

First its the bogus excessive celebration penalty last year and now this for AJ. Plus, he gets the pleasure of enduring racist “thug” comments from haters. I would be shocked if he stayed around for another year of this crap. I’d be on the phone with agents right now if I were him. Why the hell not?

Boca Baby

September 28th, 2010
6:11 pm

The bottom line is a stipend of some sort is in order for college athletes. The NCAA needs to wake up and smell the Starbucks.

GA Dawg

September 28th, 2010
6:12 pm

http://pricezack.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/can-georgia-win-a-championship-with-mark-richt/ This was written two weeks ago and really does make some good points about Mark Richt. I am not sure who the author is, but he challenges a tough question for uga fans. Would you rather win with a slim ball, or lose with Richt?

Police

September 28th, 2010
6:14 pm

Lock up AJ Green

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
6:14 pm

Boca Babythere are 232 players on the rosters of just the Baseball, M Basketball, M Cross Country, and Football teams. How much will you pay each player per semester? I didn’t include M/W Golf, M/W Swimming, M/W Tennis, M/W Track and Field, W Cross Country, W Equestrian, Gymnastics, W Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, and W Basketball. Please do the math and tell me how much can UGA pay the players where it will really make a difference. I will let you count all the players on UGA team rosters and you can get back to me.

Boca Baby

September 28th, 2010
6:15 pm

GA Dawg: I rather have Richt than Wallace Butts. You be the judge of who the slim ball is or was.

Police

September 28th, 2010
6:15 pm

Mark Richt’s Thugs are on the loose

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
6:17 pm

Dan Mullen another Kartina Refugee POS still in Atlanta. Move back to the Septic Tank called NOLA. I am a Tech fan by the way.

BIG TECH FAN

September 28th, 2010
6:17 pm

The NCAA has the right to check these kids bank accounts?! This is bullcrap!!! I will never ever let my kid accept an athletic scholarship from these people!!!

Dwayne

September 28th, 2010
6:17 pm

Why would you revert to name calling? He could get a lawyer and pay him back based on future earnings. People fight bureacracy everyday.

Boca Baby

September 28th, 2010
6:17 pm

5150 P.O.A.D: If the truth be told some of these kids cannot even afford a new toothbrush. The NCAA makes billions off these kids. Now talk to me about justice you moron.

Dwayne

September 28th, 2010
6:20 pm

They are going to need a lawyer any way.

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
6:21 pm

5150 P.O.A.D Georgia Tech SUCKS TOO LOSER

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
6:21 pm

JUSTICE? Life ain’t fair boo hoo. JUSTICE like J.O. Got right? If the kids want to make money they don’t have to play a sport controlled by the NCAA. There are plenty of Club Sports on campus if the student can pay for college on their own.

Summit Dawg

September 28th, 2010
6:21 pm

Hey AJ…..
If you are really sorry……then come back for your senior year!!!!!!! Bet you don’t have THAT MUCH LOYALTY!!!!!!!!!

dawg from a distance

September 28th, 2010
6:22 pm

It is not logical to pay the players. Only a few teams were not in the red last year across the collegiate landscape. Add stipends to every athlete for every sport and you have a financial nightmare. Not possible.

Their education is more than enough. Get real

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
6:22 pm

When are we are going to talk about michael vick

Dwayne

September 28th, 2010
6:22 pm

I say pay a “TEAM” based on the revenue they generate.

dawg from a distance

September 28th, 2010
6:23 pm

Don’t want AJ back for next year. We need to move past this cancer.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
6:23 pm

DAN TECH sucks so bad we beat MSU the last 2 years in a row now didn’t we? Go cheer for the cow bells and the Aints.

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
6:23 pm

5150 P.O.A.D what are you doing on this blog anyway you yellow jacket loser

Dwayne

September 28th, 2010
6:23 pm

Vick is doing well for my Eagles. Enough said.

dawg from a distance

September 28th, 2010
6:24 pm

I was a huge AJ fan until he took the it’s all about “ME” approach.

I like the shirt that ole Erk used to wear. There is no “I” in TEAM. Seems to be forgotten in this day and age. +

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
6:25 pm

5150 P.O.A.D This is my second year at MSU you loser, you punks only won one time

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
6:25 pm

D Wayne you can’t do that. TITLE IX. please read and learn about college sports. the only sports that really generate money are Football and Mens Basketball. They make all the other sports possible. For every mens sport their has to be a womens sport. Pay one you have to pay all and equally. TITLE XI.

59bulldawg

September 28th, 2010
6:26 pm

dawghater, you’re the one who seems to have problems of comprehension. Maybe it’s because you’re so busy running your mouth and trying to incite that you’re not paying attention. The NCAA was fishing for a rules violation . . . they thought at first it would be attendance at the party in Miami . . . and then when they saw they didn’t have the evidence . . . they kept digging until they found something. To me it seems similar to a DA who can’t get a conviction for theft settling for a conviction on jaywalking. Seems to me the NCAA was determined to nail AJ for something. I never claimed that the kid was innocent. Never claimed that rules are bad. But a lot of what the NCAA does probably wouldn’t stand up in court. When they didn’t find the evidence they were seeking, they should have just dropped it. They only found the jersey money after he gave them access to his bank account. You know there is such a thing as the right not to self-incriminate. With no access, there would have been no questions about the $1000. And if no questions about that and no evidence of his attending the party in Miami, it seems to me the NCAA would not have had a case. I suspect they were just covering their a$$ after their failed investigation had already cost AJ game time. Sonny, your points might be taken better if you actually listened to the other side of the argument every now and then instead of making blind accusations. I don’t give a rat’s a$$ whether you like the Dawgs or not. I just question why such a person would even want to be on a blog discussing the very thing he proclaims to hate. But maybe this is the only attention you can get. LOL!

safetydawg

September 28th, 2010
6:26 pm

If I had gotten $1000 on spring break my deposit would have wound up being about $700. Seems strange that it would all go in the bank.

I agree with others who pointed out that AJ seems to be more concerned about himself than the team. Some guys are better fits for the NFL than college. College football would be a better place if people like AJ could just go straight to the NFL like the NBA does.

dawg from a distance

September 28th, 2010
6:27 pm

5150 you are right on…….

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
6:27 pm

5150 P.O.A.D when you guys can win the ACC which also sucks then talk you punk

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
6:28 pm

Did you guys se my favorite athlete michael vick sunday

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
6:28 pm

BS DAN 08 @ Tech 37-7
09 @ Miss 42-31
you are STUPID.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
6:30 pm

You losers are going down if we meet again, just remember who the real BULLDOGS are 5150 P.O.A.D

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
6:31 pm

DAN we won the ACC last year. When has Miss St won the SEC anything?

Dwayne

September 28th, 2010
6:32 pm

No need for me to waste time reading Title IX. I just threw out an option\opinion. No big deal. I got a question, Can a student athlete still get a job watching sprinklers turn off and on, 4 hours a week, for, say. 500.00 bucks?

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
6:32 pm

Won the ACC last year, that was 1940 something cause GT hasn’t had a decent team in a while

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
6:33 pm

Whoever the falcon loser is talking about Miss. State bite me

dawgmatic

September 28th, 2010
6:34 pm

Why didn’t he just take lunch money from a North Avenue NERD?? The team’s been doing that for YEARS!!

Anonymous

September 28th, 2010
6:35 pm

Why is anyone surprised. This is a program whose players sold their sec title rings back in 2002 or 2005 for cash to party on spring break. What a bunch of pathetic losers.

Just Saying

September 28th, 2010
6:36 pm

Lets look at the remaining schedule and odds for each game with AJ back.

Colorado UGA is a favorite Win
Tennessee UGA is a favorite Win
Vanderbilt UGA is a favorite Win
Kentucky toss up ??
Florida UGA is a dog Loss
Idaho St. UGA is a favorite Win
Auburn UGA is a dog Loss
GT UGA is a favorite Win

With the record at 1-3

That is 5 for sure wins for minimum total of 6 wins
One that is a toss up may get 7 wins
Two losses as underdogs for a record of minimum of 6 and 6
OR
at most 7 wins and 5 losses
or even if lucky and beat a Florida(doubtful) or an Auburn( 40% chance)
8-4

Even with AJ Green in the lineup it does not change the odds more than a point either way.

6 and 6 seems more and more likely everyday and after 3 years in a row of downward spiraling records this program is in shambles.
Just think, if Richt is retained and fires his offensive staff, that is a new set of coaches that will have to teach and coach players along for the second year in a row….and another 7-5 season or a 6-6 season next year looks more and more likely without an AJ Green or Durham, and anyone else who leaves voluntarily or unvoluntarily….this program needs a new direction.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
6:37 pm

Dan what are you studying at Miss St? Let me guess elementary school education?

1-3

September 28th, 2010
6:38 pm

Delusional dawg fans are yall still talking sec and national titles?

Are are ya’ll out selling jerseys and rings for cash like the no good bums that your players are?

Are are they all in jail or on probation? What is it? 43 arrests since 2007 now?

Can the dawgs go a week without someone being arrested?

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
6:39 pm

And I keep telling myself…what a wonderful world!!!! Go Dawgs!!!!

Dwayne

September 28th, 2010
6:40 pm

I agree with just saying, Dawgs are pathetic this year.

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
6:40 pm

5150 P.O.A.D when georgia tech beats a real team then talk and stop beating cupcakes everyweek loser

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
6:41 pm

GO MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS!!!!

Eric C.

September 28th, 2010
6:41 pm

UGA can still win out folks with Green back in action. UF is the only real tough contest left.

Jamaica Dawg

September 28th, 2010
6:44 pm

I sure hope AJ considers staying next year to help atone for this year’s transgression. It would be an amazing gesture to his teammates and coaches, and it would certainly help cement his legacy at UGA and give him another shot at the Heisman….AJ, dawgnation still loves you man, you’re a damn good dawg!!

K-man

September 28th, 2010
6:47 pm

A J GREEN…the NCAA has no legal rights to your bank statements. That is your own private document. You should have contacted a lawyer. They need a court order to see your statements. The NCAA really has some nerve….they make all this money off of you kids….but dont want you to have any! Coaches can violate the rules …and just transfer to another school…..players cant do that without sitting for a years time! TALK ABOUT UNFAIR!

AltamahaDawg

September 28th, 2010
6:52 pm

Did it , caught, paid the price. But holy smoke, “we are convinced you didn’t do what he heard through the internet rumor, so put that to rest, BUT since we are here we are going to need to see you bank records now”?????

Just Saying

September 28th, 2010
6:54 pm

Just to add my two cents…the NCAA requires every eligible player (on scholarship or not) to complete a package that includes information on their automobile, bank records, medical history, and various other items related to relatives or family friends, or guardianship. These records do not list approval for the NCAA to investigate ones bank records, however the document states that the NCAA may require any player to submit documentation to the NCAA for clarification purposes to determine if a player’s eligiblity has been breached. This is very broad but it is part of every universities package process and is updated every year or if a change is made to an eligible players status(such a driving or owning a new car, used car or whatever). The NCAA compliance officer at each school is responsible to insure all documents are in order. This is why at most universities the schools have hired additional staffing to track and update players paperwork. In this case if AJ Green had refused to provide these documents he would have been ruled ineligible due to his failure to provide additional information. The NCAA can and has subpoened documents as in the Alabama (Albert Means) case.

That is the best I can give you.

AltamahaDawg

September 28th, 2010
6:56 pm

How many current and former college players do you think raised an eyebrow to read that?

Just Saying

September 28th, 2010
7:00 pm

If the judge in the Ronnie Cottrell case had let the jury verdict award stand and had allowed the NCAA to be at 50% at fault in that case as ruled by another judge, the big NCAA curtain of circumstance and questioning of players, coaches, and booster would have been out in the open.
Until someone with deep pockets takes on the NCAA in court and has a judge who will allow the NCAA to open its books it is all a moot point.

Gatorman

September 28th, 2010
7:00 pm

I feel for the young man, and believe his story. I guess he should have realized that typically most folks don’t offer you $1000 for a jersey, unless they have motive. Does anyone know who turned him in, was that scumbag that bought the jersey?

interested person

September 28th, 2010
7:01 pm

This infraction is not as egregious as some of the other ’sins’ against NCAA rules. I get tired of the these schools making all this money off these college kids. I care less that he sold his jersey. Give ‘em some money! He needed it. Folks get of fhis back. A booster should have given him some money. hehehehehe! (that’s what they always do)

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
7:04 pm

If Booster of teams like Bama in the 60’s didn’t pay a kid $100 a day to check the air pressure of the tires on his golf cart, then the NCAA wouldn’t have the rules. Let us not forget the reason AJ was in trouble is because of UGA players that went on Ebay to sell their Rings. The rule that busted AJ is because of UGA players. Too Damn Funny if you ask me.

Just Saying

September 28th, 2010
7:05 pm

For the poster who wishes for AJ Green to feel obligated to return next year to make amends, please think again. Millions and Millions of dollars are waiting to be collected by this young man next Spring and UGA will be lucky if he steps foot on campus until he has retired from The NFL.

The only way any player will return who is a possible first or second round draft pick is if the NFL owners vote on a “LOCKOUT” and with billions of dollars at stake and contracts to Cities and stadiums that require payments, a lockout is not going to happen and AJ will be lining up next year in the NFL.

Ole Yeller Dawg

September 28th, 2010
7:08 pm

This story has a fishy smell to it, (just like the red panties) Hawkins just happens be to a former North Carolina Tar heel. John Blake North Carolina’s associate head coach/recruiting coordinator and defensive line coach suddenly resigns Sep 5, from his job because he has ties (friends for 20 years)to a California Sports agent by the name of Gary Wichard who owns Pro Tect Management sports agency. Brian Bosworth was one of Wichard’s first high-profile clients to sign out of Oklahoma while you guessed it, Blake was on the Oklahoma coaching staff! At least 12 players on Wichard’s current and former client list played at colleges where Blake was coaching! I believe Hawkins is a “runner” for Blake who has a pipeline directly to Wichard. They were fishing AJ out by over paying for his jersey! I say AJ was lucky he didn’t get supended for the season!

Just Saying

September 28th, 2010
7:13 pm

OLE YELLER DOG…..You have it right sir!

KimZ'sPackage

September 28th, 2010
7:13 pm

Just asking but does anybody know how much a GYM Dawgs Leotard go for these days?

CrackDaddy

September 28th, 2010
7:13 pm

I actually sort of sympathize w/AJ (and I ain’t a UGa fan) for what he did. That’s a pretty tough temptation for a young man who probably doesn’t have much money at all. I probably would have done the same thing. That said, I have some good friends who would not have succumbed to that temptation. So in the end, I guess it is as it should be.

Eontvious

September 28th, 2010
7:14 pm

The NCAA needs to mind their own business. Leave the brother alone.

nell

September 28th, 2010
7:16 pm

The NCAA exploits kids.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
7:18 pm

and the KIDS exploit the schools. They don’t stay and get their degrees and leave the first chance they get to make money.

Kel

September 28th, 2010
7:26 pm

He could have sold some of that bling he wears. I wonder how he paid for that??

Pay Up

September 28th, 2010
7:27 pm

The universities make millions from these players and the NCAA needs to order schools to pay $1,000-$2,000 per month in salary, which is chump change for big time programs like Ga, Fla and alabama.

Bravos

September 28th, 2010
7:29 pm

I can’t stand it when people say “these poor athletes who come from no money”. These “ppor athletes are getting a free ride at a top university. My son would have loved to get into UGA but even with very good grades he was denied. These “poor athletes” need to get over it and grow up. They are getting a huge privilege going to a great school and they should follow the rules or get out! Maybe my son and other “poor students” that deserve to be there can then get in.

playing time

September 28th, 2010
7:37 pm

A J maybe be back next year along with others. I don’t think the NFL players and owners will reach an agreement. I personally agree with the players position.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
7:38 pm

Pay Up read a few older post before you get all stupid saying pay the players $1k to $2k per month. That kiind of money doesn’t exist to play players. Read my 5:30, 6:01, 6:14, 6:25 posts and learn a little before you say Pay Up!

Montel

September 28th, 2010
7:45 pm

The rich universities are exploiting these football players for money. Most of the football team is African-American and it’s like a big plantation system, with all the rich white university boards making all these millions from African-American players. These players need to rise up and demand money for playing—a lot more than just some basic scholarship!

SLim

September 28th, 2010
7:46 pm

The ship was sinking before AJ’s trouble. AJ’s return will only help a little…UGA’ season is over and CMR is thinking about his next job.

Fastdawg

September 28th, 2010
7:56 pm

If the NCAA looked at every college athlete’s bank record, how many other athletes would be suspended?

HeHateGator

September 28th, 2010
8:00 pm

Baloney, they all know they can’t sell jerseys, helmets, anything….

Hit A Single

September 28th, 2010
8:01 pm

I hate to tell the NCAA, but there is alot going on out there. Okay AJ it is time to play. Oh yea SLim you are what we describe as a quitter.

CLEVON LITTLE

September 28th, 2010
8:01 pm

DDPO , You ever heard of looking at the glass 1/2 full?

Hit A Single

September 28th, 2010
8:06 pm

Hey Montel – These kids are getting a good education it they want it. They should feel honored and fortunate to get the opportunity to play. There are alot of kids that would give anything for the opportunity. Oh by the way have you seen what these college kids eat, wear and drive. They are doing fine. They better count their blessings. Oh by the way just stick to your show!

Wally Butts' Designated Stumbler

September 28th, 2010
8:16 pm

STILL waiting to hear that CMR is benching Ben Jones for a game or two.

If he doesn’t, he’s a damned hypocrite.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
8:16 pm

MONTEL what do you think about the HBC then? They are run by African Americans that do the samething to their Black athletes. An AA player can go to a HBC and be treated the same way.

OK to all you that say pay the players. Here are the numbers from UGAs teams.
Baseball 42, M Bball 12, W/M Cross Country 54, Football 124, M Golf 11, M/W Swimming 51, M Tennis 11, M/W Track 98, W Bball 12, Equestrian 67, W Golf 8, Gymnastics 13, W Soccer 31, Softball 22, W Tennis 10, and Volleyball 13. That is 570 Student Athletes. If “PAY UP” has their way that is $570,000 min. a month to $1,140,000 a month or $13,680,000/yr. HAHAHAHAHAHHA RIGHT UGA can afford that. As someone posted UGAA is like #2 in money rasing and there is no way in HELL UGA can pay PLAYERS. TITLE IX leveled the field. Pay ONE you pay them ALL. Hell if you just paid them $2,000/ semester that is $3,420,000/ year.

Ex Athlete

September 28th, 2010
8:20 pm

Like I said before….NCAA doesnt’t like stuff like this and players sign off on the rules each year before they can play any sport….it’s been that way for years…..so what’s all the damn fuss about….

AthensDawg

September 28th, 2010
8:23 pm

Any of you gettin on AJ for selling his personal property are idiots! You know you probably have done the same thing if you could for $1000. Its not his fault our defense doesnt tackle, our o-line cant push forward or open any holes, or bad play calling. He hasn’t been on the field so you can blame him at all for how we have played. The dude has never been in trouble until now and the NCAA got him on a stupid technicality. By the way, does the NCAA have the power to demand your banking records? Bottom line is we just aren’t very disciplined and currently are not a good football team. We have enough talent to win every game we play but for whatever reason our talent isn’t reaching its full potential. Our coaching definitely has alot of issues starting with Bobo and Searels. I just think its funny that everybody is on AJs jock when hes catching passes and scoring TDs but he makes 1 mistake in 3 years and everyone wants to hang him out to dry because the season isn’t going well. Yall are a joke!

mat

September 28th, 2010
8:24 pm

ESPN shows high school games. What’s next JV. Paying players cash might not work but there has to be a way to compensate them better.

David Johnson

September 28th, 2010
8:26 pm

Whether he played or not is not much of a factor. Murray would never have time to throw the ball to him.They should give Gatorade bottles to the O-line so they could offer the opposing linemen a drink before they go in to crush our quarterback. It seems to be the only way to buy Murray more time.

gomdawg

September 28th, 2010
8:27 pm

Everybody has done things they are not proud off , so it’s over , GET OVER IT , AJ WE ARE BEHIND YOU 100 % DON’T READ THESE FOOLS . REMEMBER THIS IS THE 1 ST DAY OF THE REST OF OUR SEASON. GO DAWGS.

Jimmy

September 28th, 2010
8:31 pm

It bothers me that the NCAA went on a fishing expedition.
AJ broke a rule.
But how did the NCAA know that?
Sounds like they were looking for some agent payoff and found the $1000 deposit.
According to AJ, they asked him about it.
It is time for something to be done about the NCAA.
They should only be digging with CREDIBLE evidence of wrong doing.
NCAA needs to be reigned in.

Casual Observer

September 28th, 2010
8:43 pm

Whats dumber than the penalty, the sale of the jersey, the losses and the whole situation??

The fact that its open for comment with NO moderation or accountability… No wonder the AJC is the most laughed at news source in the world.

chickenman

September 28th, 2010
8:48 pm

I dont blame him.. the ncaa is abunch of voulchers.. these kids cannot make anything without getting bashed.. Dont worry aj the losses are from DODO not you bro.. But feel free to get 200yds Sat

Die-Hard UGA Fan

September 28th, 2010
8:53 pm

80Dawg

September 28th, 2010
8:56 pm

Uh, PDAWG, for a kid like AJ, and i was one of those kids. Our parents don’t have the money to send us after parents paid his way! Bad Judgment! Yes. Criminal no. It is not a crime to be a kid who wants more than can be given. Drop the criticism if you aint been there.

RAMBLE ON!!!

September 28th, 2010
8:58 pm

Really, Really?

Where is this thing call the internet you speak of?

Me likes to go and purchase one.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
9:05 pm

Hell, we all speed and cry to get the officer to not write the ticket, but we know we were breaking the law. AJ did the same thing. He got caught and he paid for the NCAA sin. Now, AJ play the game. If Murry can stay upright long enough to get you the ball for some TDs, then maybe not having you really does make a difference. The O-line is not giving Murry enough time so I don’t think AJ was the reason the dawgs lost, but I guess we will see.
It is all BARBRA’s fault. She is wearing Vol Orange and has cursed Athens. It is also the Athens and Clarke County Cops fault. I think it is RUSS’ fault too. Russ isn’t trying hard enough to get UGA wins because he knows it is a temporary job.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
9:08 pm

Come on Braves it is the 7th. Brooks deep hit triple and Ties the game. 1 out and Brooks on 3rd.

crabapplejoe

September 28th, 2010
9:11 pm

I wish CMR had just kicked this “me,me” kid off the team. He’s the most over-hyped WR in NCAA history and cost UGA the LSU game last year with his “look at me” celebration penalty. Kris Durham has been playing about as good as Green played last year….Green is just a cancer to the “team”.

Steve

September 28th, 2010
9:12 pm

The sad part is that if he had taken the approach most others do and said ‘I didn’t know it was wrong’ … then he would have gotten a one or two game suspension.

Greene told the truth and got slapped with a bigger probation. What a great lesson we are teaching kids … LIE … LIE … and LIE SOME MORE. Even when thereis proof that you are lying .. DENY IT!

The NCAA is a sad and pathetic organization that I certainly don’t want teaching any sort of values to my kids.

NVdawg

September 28th, 2010
9:20 pm

Wow, so now the NCAA is getting their investigation info from TMZ. Just wow. The NCAA really is pathetic at this point. Took them 5 years to investigate USC and now a bunch of players that didn’t have anything to do with Reggie Bush or his crap have to suffer. It’s ok for Masoli to beat a cop and do drugs but hey…he can still play. Nice loophole there NCAA idiots. Let’s also not forget they probably still have a bone to pick with UGA after suing them back in the 80’s over TV rights and winning.

As far as AJ goes, the really sad part is not only did he kind of screw us for 3 games that really mattered but I’m sure he’ll be bolting for the NFL after this season. Double screwing the Dawgs this year. I say sit him the rest of the season since the rest of the season is pretty meaningless now anyway.

Wonder Why

September 28th, 2010
9:22 pm

I say kick all the money hungry athletes out and keep the integrity of the game intact because they are messing up football and it started with the reggie bush case. 5150 P.O.A.D your facts are wrong and they need to be checked

fayncdawg

September 28th, 2010
9:27 pm

FORGIVEN!! Hopefully now we can go out and win at least seven more gamesw this season! Come the off season hire some decent offensive coaches and hope everyone with eligibility comes back (AJ included; HE NEEDS TO COME BACK). Then next season go for 10+ wins and get the Dawgs back to conference respectability. Hope and pray for this. Nice for AJ to come clean!

Kapoonka

September 28th, 2010
9:29 pm

The fact that the NCAA can scrutinize a student’s checking account is B.S.!!! I’m sure that some students on the teams have families with means. What right do they have to know the origins of funds in a kid’s account? Let’s see the schools books!!! Everyone gets rich but the kids. A UGA education is nice, but the athletes are accountable for a return of at least 100 times whatever the scholarship is. Let some one at UGA do the math. Modern day slavery is what this is. The schools are straight pimping these jocks.

fan

September 28th, 2010
9:30 pm

NCAA POCKET ALREADY FAT OFF THESE KIDS ANY WAY PAY THEM SOMETHING

Vote For Pedro

September 28th, 2010
9:30 pm

Dang ole AJ ought to transfer to a team that can go somewhere with his talents

hind tit

September 28th, 2010
9:31 pm

a j should have beat up a cop put a little fear in the ncaa then sit out the first half of first game.

Andy

September 28th, 2010
9:32 pm

It doesn’t matter. The season is over. AJ is an idiot. He will be a millionaire in less than a year and he blew the whole UGA season for a lousy $1000. Go count your millions AJ. Dope.

gtforever

September 28th, 2010
9:34 pm

What a JOKE the NCAA has come to be……. AJ should have told them to pound sand…..

Jonathan

September 28th, 2010
9:35 pm

Make him a Heisman Candidate so we can buy that too…..if he could actually win it!!

NCAA has no real job

September 28th, 2010
9:37 pm

How much did the NCAA pay to fly down to Athens to interview AJ? We’re talking roundtrip airfare, meals for the investigator(s), rental car, etc. Then on top of that they take 4 games away from AJ when Alabama’s offender get’s two games for his trip to miami? Give me a break – the NCAA is purpose-less.

fayncdawg

September 28th, 2010
9:38 pm

AJ should realize that he basically screwed up the Dawgs season and that he should not even consider the NFL after this season. Maturity issues have probably brought his stock down anyway. While I do not care to dwell on excuses for the Dawgs lousy start, LET’S FACE IT: THE DAWGS WOULD BE 3-1 RIGHT NOW IF AJ PLAYED! So again I pray that he realizes that he did his team and especially his coach a terrible disservice and that he realizes coming back for his senior season (in addition to leading us to 7 more wins this season) is the only way he can make this right! (BTW the Dawgs would have defeated the Hogs and the Dogs if AJ played).

Man This Is Enough

September 28th, 2010
9:43 pm

AJ, these games have been painful for all of us to watch.

fayncdawg

September 28th, 2010
9:45 pm

If the NCAA had nick-picked Maurice Clarett and OSU as much as they did AJ, they would have stripped OSU of their BCS title! And if the NCAA had really done their job that season, the Dawgs would have played for and won the the BCS title!

crabapplejoe

September 28th, 2010
9:45 pm

@fayncdawg who wrote: “(BTW the Dawgs would have defeated the Hogs and the Dogs if AJ played).”

Now that’s funny….I don’t care who you are….does he walk on water as well?….geez. Do you realize he has never scored a TD on Florida. Florida’s receiver, Riley Cooper, scored two against Georgia in the first quarter last year. The hype for this “A.J.” kid is unbelievable…LMAO

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
9:48 pm

DAN MULLEN if you are still reading this Tech is 4-0 against Miss State life time.

Dennis G. Berdanis

September 28th, 2010
9:49 pm

He’ll probably get hurt trying to hard to make up for it. Lost season.

cadawg

September 28th, 2010
9:50 pm

enough sanctimony, guys. AJ did something wrong, and it hurt himself and his team. it’s done, and i hope everyone can let it go. he deserves to be welcomed back by the bulldog nation now that he’s done his time: he’s already been punished enough, if not too much, for what he did. we don’t need to pile on with a bunch of “how dare he’s” and lazy, armchair sermonizing about his selfishness. people saying he should be kicked off the team pretty clearly don’t know what it means to be a part of one. just calm down and let the kid do his job.

RomeDawg

September 28th, 2010
9:50 pm

The Bulldawg Nation is willing to overlook this if AJ returns for his senior season!!!

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
9:50 pm

WONDER WHY what facts are wrong? don’t say my facts are wrong and not say what fast you are refreing to.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
9:52 pm

what FACT sorry.

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
9:53 pm

Georgia Tech beats CUPCAKES Schools but always lose to clemson and boston college and probably lose to the worst georgia mutt team in the history of that school

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
9:56 pm

Georgia Tech Schedule: South Carolina State WOW! Lost to a bad Kansas Team, and almost lost too a North Carolina team who was starting their back-ups, AND LOST TO AN OVERRATED NC STATE TEAM

jojatek

September 28th, 2010
9:56 pm

A little “Vick”-like, if you ask me: Knowingly break the rules (later on, that will become breaking the law…. you can take that to the bank), then dismiss it with “everybody makes mistakes in life” (except, of course, that he acknowledges that it was not, in fact, a “mistake”), serve your suspension, and all is forgiven. I will say this for Vick however: He is the first athlete in a long, long time who truly seems to have learned from his “mistake” (and incarceration). We’ll see how Vick handles his recently re-discovered celebrity status and success, but the early returns suggest that he is far more mature and arguably a more balanced (and therefore more dangerous) offensive threat than he ever was in Atlanta. Let’s hope that A.J. Green doesn’t require incarceration to learn that lesson (although incarceration seems to be the story this year in Athens…).

MS Bully

September 28th, 2010
10:03 pm

This is the first break MS. State has received from the NCAA in many years. I was surprised the NCAA didn’t knock it down to a 3 game suspension when they saw MSU was the 4th game. Go tear the rest of the SEC up AJ and help your young QB.

MS Bully

September 28th, 2010
10:05 pm

Tech can continue in the soft ACC. UGA is having a down year and they will still beat GT.

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
10:06 pm

Hey MS Bully get off the blog you mutt fan

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
10:07 pm

24-12 is the final score you mutt loser

srcdawg1

September 28th, 2010
10:11 pm

mh haven’t you heard. there will be no NFL next year!!!! so why hire an agant?

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
10:11 pm

DAN TECH has a Winning record lifetime against CLEMSON 49-22-2 and Tech against Boston College lifetime is 5-2. DUDE please STFU. You are STUPID and you don’t know anything. Please don’t tell me you are actually a Miss Stat Student. WTF are you studing? You are getting a BBA in STUPID?

ARMC Dawg

September 28th, 2010
10:12 pm

I can tell you something that would put our program back on track with off the field discipline issues – remove A.J. Green from the team for the year. Cutting him this kind of slack for breaking a rule(s), one of which was the direct result of bone-headed moves by previous CMC coached players to sell bowl rings, is far more selfish, premeditated and much more destructive than any single DUI or driving on a suspended license.

Quit treating and reacting to the bad behavior these guys display like it’s no big deal and the behaviors will change.

Notso Fast

September 28th, 2010
10:14 pm

Dump enough to be true. I liked what he said. Let’s play football and win the rest of the games.

srcdawg1

September 28th, 2010
10:20 pm

come on AJ what a stupid statement. when they could not find anything on the miami visit, they came back and found this!!! is there anything else they missed? i disagree with the NCAA having the power to get someone’s bank records. man are they connected with the IRS!!!!!!

NC Dawg

September 28th, 2010
10:24 pm

Prove you’re growing up by playing your senior year.

Steven Souza

September 28th, 2010
10:24 pm

A.J.Green should have been suspened to the entire season. The NCAAS needs to improve that. If the talk to an agent no season for that person.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
10:31 pm

DAN MULLEN Miss St was 1 SEC championship in “41″. Ga. Tech has 5 in 39,43,44,51, and 52. Please don’t talk Miss State sh.t when you cant even sniff a SEC west title.

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
10:32 pm

5150 P.O.A.D Did I say they had a losing record against those teams you idiot! I said they lose to teams they are suppose to beat you dummy if you can read.Sh!t I swear just another yellow jacket but hey I understand you are a loser. Georgia runs that state and will always will. Like I said Georgia Tech beats up on cupcake schools then lose too sorry teams like kansas you dummy

Luke

September 28th, 2010
10:35 pm

I hope that trainwreck is over, get things rolling again….

Wake me up when September ends.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
10:36 pm

SRCDAWG please go to the NCAA site and read what the contract a STUDENT Athlete signs says. Leave the NCAA out of this. If you or the STUDENT Athlete doesn’t like the rules then he/she doesn’t have to sign it, get a free college education, or play college ball. Can AJ read? Can he write his name? Well, he did both I guess and put himself in the situation he now finds himself.

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
10:36 pm

I forgot Iowa whipped Georgia Tech, what a bunch of losers.

crabapplejoe

September 28th, 2010
10:38 pm

All you folks that think “Mr. Me” is coming back to UGA his senior season are seriously delusional….and the fact that he won’t come back is a major plus for the UGA football program.

Ga Dawg 4life

September 28th, 2010
10:38 pm

What is this Tech moron 5150 P.O.A.D doing on the dawgs blog

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
10:38 pm

No DAN you said Tech always loses to Clemson and Boston College. You are wrong. DUDE you don’t know anything about what you speak of.

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
10:45 pm

Georgia Tech First Four Games:South Carolina State W, Kansas L WTF, North Carolina W barely, NC State L. Mississippi State First Four:Top 25 Auburn 20-17 L, Memphis W, Top 25 LSU L, Georgia W. Who plays the better schedule and who plays cupcakes

drew not a dawg

September 28th, 2010
10:48 pm

Impartial bystander, but you gotta love the NCAA. This is a great example and way to encourage these kids to tell the truth. Not a problem for the NCAA to exploit these kids for millions but let the kid try to get money for spring break and have fun from a normally hectic life style and all hell breaks loose. And I’m more of a Tech fan than a Dawg fan but I can spot a rat when I smell one and the NCAA serves the general welfare (and forget the players which is the reason they exist) and is about as hypocritical as a bribe taking politician. The kid made a mistake, was honest about it, overpaid for it. Good to see him come clean, now if only the NCAA would!

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
10:49 pm

IOWA is a bad team? They only lost games last year when their QB was hurt. Iowa was a top 10 team this year until they lost last week. You are a fool. MISS St is a bad Azz. “09″ L to Houston but beat Jax St, Vandy(so did TECH), Mid Tenn, and Kentucky. “08″ L to La Tech(hahahah), beat Southeastern LA, Vandy, Mid Tenn, an Kentucky. “07″ beat Tulane, Gardner-Webb(so did Tech), UAB, and Kenbtucky. “06″ L to Tulane, beat UAB, and Jac St. AHHAHA Bot MISS ST is a powerhouse and they really beat bigtime teams. HAHHAHA you Stupid F I hope you are doing better in your classes than you arte at being an football fan.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
10:51 pm

GA DAWG 4life I think the Blogs are OPEN to anybody in the world to comment on the subject matter.

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
10:52 pm

Paul Johnson is overrated and that offense won’t continue to work against top 10 defenses

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
10:54 pm

But Dan Mullens will be at MISS ST long enough to Beat LSU, BAMA, ARKANSAS, and AUBURN right?

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
10:55 pm

Stick too the subject 5150 P.O.A.D who plays real teams and who plays cupcakes because if you wanna go back as far as 06 because I know GT lost to plenty of school they were supposed to beat with calvin johnson

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
10:57 pm

MISS ST is the CUPCAKE on the other SEC teams schedule. Don’t you understand that. YOU ARE THE CUPCAKE. YES, Miss state plays tough teams because YOU ARE THE CUPCAKE.

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
10:57 pm

Don’t worry we are getting the guys for dan’s system in recruiting right now and it shows, I would rather be 2-2 playing our schedule than playing that cupcake schedule you guys play. If you guys were good, GT should be 4-0 but they were overrated

Andy

September 28th, 2010
10:57 pm

The people on here that are saying that AJ should not enter the draft because he is not “mature” enough or that he owes another season to UGA because of what he did are complete idiots. Of course he is going to enter the draft. If someone is a guaranteed first round pick they will always leave early. Most of these kids are selfish ba$tards just like AJ. They want the money so they will all leave early. AJ’s whole career has been a waste. Good riddance AJ.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
11:00 pm

MISS ST is the Vandy of the SEC west.

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
11:00 pm

Miss State is a CUPCAKE?WTF? We are competitive with the teams we play and check the standings because we are not last in the SEC, that spot belongs to the GEORGIA BULLDOGS

Snoop Dawg

September 28th, 2010
11:01 pm

AJ Green is a gangsta thug. He should never have the privilege of wearing a UGA uniform again.

He sold his jersey because he wanted “bigger diamond earrings.” This is what the UGA program has become under Markt Wrecked. And he’s bringing on LeMay who has already been expelled the rest of the year from his own high school

Is a UGA player is convicted of any crime whatsoever, then kick him off the team and sign him on to the local trash collection company.

AJ Green is what is wrong with America. He is disgusting.

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
11:01 pm

And I guess beating on teams like DUKE and Virginia makes GT so scary, Georgia Tech=CUPCAKE

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
11:02 pm

No you are not in Last place right now this year, but historically you are the BI..h of the SEC west and you should do some research if you don’ believe that.

Pitbull

September 28th, 2010
11:03 pm

NCAA had no right to check his bank account. He should have told them, “Kiss My ASS, I ain’t giving you sh*t!”

Ga Dawg 4life

September 28th, 2010
11:03 pm

You Tech nerds always have to come on big brothers blog, aren’t you guys tired of being spanked every year by your big brother. GO DAWGS

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
11:04 pm

DAN when you look at TECH’s record against Miss St what do you see? Miss St has NEVER BEAT TECH NEVER NEVER.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
11:06 pm

PITBULL you are just another STUPID dawg fan that doesn’t understand a contract. The NCAA has power to check any and all Athletes records because thay signed a contract to be a player covered by the NCAA.

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
11:07 pm

After Duke beats you guys I wonder what you will say next, I can’t wait till wake forest beats you guys also

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
11:09 pm

Pittbull a lot of people sign a contract to go to work and freely sign away their right not to PEE in a cup for drug testing. You are to dumb to actually to have gone to UGA and not understand basic employment contracts.

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
11:09 pm

08 losses to North Carolina WTF, Virginia LOL, VT, and LSU 38-3

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
11:10 pm

DAN OK what will you do when TECH wins those games and Miss St loses to Vandy and Kentucky?

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
11:12 pm

07 Losses get ready this is too funny: Boston College Lmao, Virginia again WTF, Maryland lol, Virginia Tech, almost lost to North Carolina again, Georgia, and hold up FRESNO STATE WTF!!!!!

Some lame name here

September 28th, 2010
11:13 pm

Funny how people call aj selfish when all you care about is what he does for you. Heavan forbid his talents benefit him.

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
11:13 pm

I wonder was Calvin Johnson still in college then

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
11:15 pm

Miss State will beat Kentucky and Vanderbilt, the question is can GT beat those teams if they lost to a team that just beat a lame Southern Miss team

Lesson for all...

September 28th, 2010
11:16 pm

Lesson for all is that you never leave an audit trail…large amounts of cash is to be broken up and stashed around your room, behind a picture, inside a nasty pair of sneakers, taped to the bottom of a drawer, etc. be creative, no way he would have been caught…that being said, the kid made a mistake…no way a schemer gets caught, or he would have covered his tracks better…the kid isn’t too wordly, just naive

Ga Dawg 4life

September 28th, 2010
11:18 pm

Why are all you Techies worried about AJ Green for? I know you guys are tired of him burning your corners but geez. Tech always Sucks and Georgia proves it every year

michael

September 28th, 2010
11:22 pm

still not as good as CALVIN JOHNSON NOR BAY-BAY

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
11:27 pm

GD4LIFE because some of care that a KID gets a shot at a good life and the big money if he really is a GOOD KID. AJ was stupid. ZEaley was Stupid and arrogant.

Ga Dawg 4life

September 28th, 2010
11:27 pm

AJ Green is better than both of those Tech geeks

Ga Dawg 4life

September 28th, 2010
11:29 pm

Look at the all-time series and that proves who is the better team. And it is Georgia not Tech

Ga Dawg 4life

September 28th, 2010
11:29 pm

AJ Green is ten times better than Calvin Johnson

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
11:30 pm

The UGA coaching wouldn’t have don a damn thing to AJ if it was up to them. Ealey was given a joke punishment after the coaches told he can’t drive because he and the staff knew he didn’t have a Driver License. Ealey just laughed in the coaches face and they did nothing. Richt is a JOKE.

Paul in RDU

September 28th, 2010
11:31 pm

Some inductive logic
1) According to “Dan Mullen” – GT only beats Cupcake Schools
2) GT beat Mississippi State the last 2 times they played – in 2008 and 2009
ergo Mississippi State is a Cupcake School

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
11:31 pm

Ga Dawg 4life you mutt fan, even if AJ played against us Georgia still would have lost you loser

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
11:31 pm

GD4Life green isn’t even close to 1/10 as good as Calvin Johnson. Green has played 1.5 years of college ball and done very little considering his time in the NCAA.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
11:33 pm

Paul DAN doesn’t get it. He thinks Miss St playes a hard schedule. he is right because he doesn’t realize Miss St is the CUPCAKE on the other SEC teams schedules.

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
11:33 pm

Paul in RDU I have a question? Why does Tech lose to teams they are suppose to beat???? Overrated Maybe???

Ga Dawg 4life

September 28th, 2010
11:35 pm

Look at the stats because calvin johnson sucks and it shows, just another draft bust like charles rogers. AJ Green is the Truth and you will see him again later this year you Tech losers

Dan Mullen

September 28th, 2010
11:38 pm

Wonder why the SEC is the top conference in america and the ACC is so far down near the toilet?? Because of overrated teams like Tech

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
11:41 pm

Calvin is a BUST? He plays for the LIONS and they suck. You do know the Lions QB is the GREAT UGA god Fatt MATT STAFFORD right? Put Calvin on almost any other team and Calvin would be getting more touches per Game and more YAC. Green may go High in the Draft, but end-up on a bad team too for his first 5 years. When Calvin gets a cahnce to get to a better team you will see how good he really is.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
11:43 pm

GD4life how will Green get the ball if Murry is running for his life or laying on his back?

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
11:44 pm

The UGA o-line stops penatration as well as a Drunk Freshman Tri Delta Pledge on a Friday or Saturday night.

Ga Dawg 4life

September 28th, 2010
11:45 pm

If Calvin Johnson is such a great player he could make an impact on any team if you know real football you techie, for example look at andre johnson before schaub got there and also steve smith has never played with a top QB so that doesn’t matter

dan mullen - bull dyke

September 28th, 2010
11:45 pm

hi dan – I see that you too are a bull dyke just like the uga bull dykes…

Yes – you are mighty miss state. Check out the last two times your school played Tech and look at the score.

Now go put on your red panties and wait for damon to cum all over you.

Ga Dawg 4life

September 28th, 2010
11:48 pm

If Calvin is so Great he could have won the heisman regardless of who is throwing the football, but another draft bust.

Ga Dawg 4life

September 28th, 2010
11:50 pm

Matt Stafford shoulder pop out throwing a game winning touchdown, what has calvin johnson did besides come down and not retain the football which we all know that wasn’t a catch

Speaking of draft busts....

September 28th, 2010
11:52 pm

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
11:52 pm

What are all the GREAT UGA QBs that Richt coached doing now in the NFL. If they were so great and hold so many SEC records why are they not TEARING UP the NFL?

Go Dawgs

September 28th, 2010
11:52 pm

Once again another blog infested with Techies

5150 P.O.A.D

September 28th, 2010
11:55 pm

That was not a CATCH you are stoned. If that was a UGA receiver you would be crying about it. Calvin grabed it with one hand and held on to it then put his hand on the ground and left the ball because it was a TD. Please pick another play to say Calvin can’t play. What is the Bad Azz POLLACK doing in the NFL this week? Is he ready to MAN-UP and sack some teams QB?

Ga Dawg 4life

September 28th, 2010
11:55 pm

Name a GT quarterback, hell name a player that is tearing up the league because I haven’t seen a Techie do anything beside not catch the football in the endzone

Speaking of draft busts....

September 28th, 2010
11:56 pm

Ga Dawg 4life

September 28th, 2010
11:59 pm

Hell where is Reggie ball at? If you wanna go back as far as pollack where are all those great defensive players at tech that they was suppose to have linebacker k’michael hall was suppose to be a great one and I haven’t heard from the great d-lineman from the draft

5150 P.O.A.D

September 29th, 2010
12:00 am

The best UGA player to play in the NFL is Hines WARD not H Walker. Tech has a number of O-line and D Players that have SB rings and play big roles on their teams, but don’t get headlines. I can live with that.

Ga Dawg 4life

September 29th, 2010
12:00 am

Every Tech player is a bust, at least our players get to play and pollack got to play also

Dan Mullen

September 29th, 2010
12:01 am

How about this both of you guys teams suck!!! Problem Solved

sb

September 29th, 2010
12:02 am

Like I tell my kids. Its not a mistake if you do something you KNOW your not suppose to do. It’s just doing something your not suppose to do!!!!
A mistake would be doing somthing that is wrong that you did NOT know was wrong!!!

Ga Dawg 4life

September 29th, 2010
12:07 am

Name Tech’s greatest player of all-time because I never hear that, but walker is the greatest bulldog without a doubt. And like I said there are no Tech stars in the NFL but we have H ward, Champ Bailey, Matt Stafford, Thomas Davis, Charles Grant SB champ, Leonard Pope, Richard Seymor where are tech stars

5150 P.O.A.D

September 29th, 2010
12:08 am

3 Tech players played in the last Superbowl 2 got rings and 1 didn’t. More Tech Players have Superbowl rings. to find the Tech players in the pros go to this link. http://www.ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/pros.html

5150 P.O.A.D

September 29th, 2010
12:10 am

Walker was / is not the best UGA player to ever play in the NFL. DO some more research. Hines Ward is the Best ever Bulldog to EVER play in the NFL bay a HUGE margin.

Ga Dawg 4life

September 29th, 2010
12:14 am

That was not a CATCH you are stoned. My point exactly, that wasn’t a catch

Inaccurate Facts

September 29th, 2010
12:17 am

5150 P.O.A.D I would like to see your sources because you are posting bogus material on this blog and also if you are going to make a point, how about using correct facts

Ga Dawg 4life

September 29th, 2010
12:18 am

I didn’t say Walker was the greatest bulldog to play in the NFL, I said he was the greatest bulldog in college

Inaccurate Facts

September 29th, 2010
12:19 am

Wow these sources you are using are bogus

Inaccurate Facts

September 29th, 2010
12:21 am

Even the link you just posted in bogus

AFDawg

September 29th, 2010
12:26 am

So, does this mean everytime the NCAA hears a rumor about a player they’re going to investigate their financial records? What a sleazy bunch of ^%#&()*.
By the way — I heard a rumor the entire Florida football team had a slumber party at Hawkins’ house.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 29th, 2010
12:33 am

GD4life that is only the active roster player for this year. D. Levens has a SB ring too.
To say the best Tech palyer in the NFL would be hard I admit, but I think it would have to go to Ken Whisenhunt the Cardinals coach. he was a TE at Tech then had to play QB to force Notre Dame to tie Tech. Ken is a 5 time letterman for Tech and a civil engineering degree holder.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 29th, 2010
12:35 am

Innaccurate Facts try again. WHTA fact is wrong? Don’t say THEY are wrong fact without stating which facts.

AFDawg

September 29th, 2010
12:36 am

Why are people on here arguing about Matt Stafford and Calvin Johnson? They’re both great players and have turned into a deadly combo. This is the pros — leave it alone ya’ll. Herschel Walker had great numbers in the NFL despite playing his best years in the USFL. He held numerous all purpose yard records in the NFL and I think he might still own a few of them. If the NFL wasn’t so prejudical against other pro leagues (they won’t count Herschel’s USFL stats) he would be a lock on Canton. That’s the problem with Canton — it isn’t truly the Pro Football Hall of Fame — it’s the NFL Hall of Fame.

Hunker Down

September 29th, 2010
12:37 am

Character is something that is yours and yours only. Many people give it away cheaply. I have personnaly witnessed men of great wealth lie and cheat for a couple of measley dollars. They have no pride in themselves so how can others view them any differently?
Aj Green made a mistake. He recognizes that partially because he got caught. But it will be interesting to see how much he truly cares about anyone but himself. After this season most likely Green will go pro and make millions. However, will he ever love the person he is? He let down thousands of fans, 84 teammates his school and classmates, CMR and the rest of the coaching staff and even his own family. He can not change the past but he can control the future. Aj the money is going to be yours for signing in the NFL and it is alot more than $1k for selling the jersey. The question I have is what is more important the money or your character? Can the money wait for one more year?

5150 P.O.A.D

September 29th, 2010
12:38 am

IA FACTS: Hit the Link and chose the offered link and you will get to the TECH site and hit the Alumni in the Pros tag.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 29th, 2010
12:40 am

AFDAWG so TRUE so true, but I still say the greatest dawg in the NFL is Hinds Ward.

Dave Cutler

September 29th, 2010
12:40 am

Wow…just read all these comments. What a joke of a program UGA has become. And you are some of the worst fans in the world…I have never seen more two faced turn coats in my life. UGA is a classless fan base.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 29th, 2010
12:43 am

http://www.ramblinwreck.com will get you there I just tried to add the bs stright link to the page without having you go to the other pages sorry, but I hope you use a computer enough to start at the TEAM site and fin the INFO.

Inaccurate Facts

September 29th, 2010
12:47 am

5150 P.O.A.D The points you are making are wrong and you don’t have the facts to back any post you have put up here regarding the NCAA

5150 P.O.A.D

September 29th, 2010
12:48 am

GD4Life that 3-3 tie that Ken Whisenhunt forced Noter Dame to was in 1980! Do you remember 1980? If a 1-7 TECH(at the time) doesn’t force ND to the TIE UGA might never have had a shot at the sugar bowl and a national championship.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 29th, 2010
12:49 am

WHAT facts Inaccurate Facts. Name them please! Which facts which ones name them.

Dan Mullen

September 29th, 2010
12:50 am

If the georgia fans wanna root for a winning team come on the Mississippi State bandwagon

5150 P.O.A.D

September 29th, 2010
12:51 am

I can call you an A..Hole but without giving proof it is a statement. What facts do I have wrong? Present your CASE sir.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 29th, 2010
12:53 am

DAN you paly Alcorn St and Houston the next 2 weeks. Why don’t you come back after Oct. 16th when you play the GATORS.

Inaccurate Facts

September 29th, 2010
12:54 am

For one the post which you said the NCAA has a right to see a player’s bank statements are wrong and also schools that have great football teams and basketball teams make enough revenue to pay players. The NCAA can’t invade someone’s private life

Dan Mullen

September 29th, 2010
12:57 am

We will be 4-2 when we face the gators they will be on upset alert so I hope they beat alabama

Ga Dawg 4life

September 29th, 2010
12:58 am

Yea you made a good point about 1980 national championship

Inaccurate Facts

September 29th, 2010
1:01 am

5150 P.O.A.D Where are your facts?? I don’t see anything because your points are bogus

5150 P.O.A.D

September 29th, 2010
1:06 am

Yes the NCAA has that right in the contract student athletes sign to be cleared to play in the NCAA in a sport. If the NCAA wishes to do an investigation they have the right(like the IRS) to see your income. You are wrong. Pl;aese go the the NCAA site and see the qualifactions to be cleared by the clearing house. Please then look at the CONTRACT players sign to play for colleges. You sir are wrong check again. Guess what a cop asks to search your car after a stop you can say no then that is cause to get a search warrent and still search your car. The NCAA has that power. the NCAA also has the right to take URINE to see if a player is using illegl drugs. Please read more and UNDERSTAND the NCAA’s power.
I never said colleges with Great Football and Basketball teams make enough money to pay players. I said that Football and Mens Basketball are the money makers and those sports revenues cannot produce enough revenue to pay all the players any money. You need to reread my posts. UGA has 570 athletes on team rosters and the money UGAA makes can never pay all the Athletes because TITLE IX makes it EQUAL for both MEN and Women’s sports. Please RE-READ and learn something.

fayncdawg

September 29th, 2010
1:14 am

@crabapple

Cooper and Durham are good but still: CHILL THE INFATUATION WITH CAUCASION WRs!! Neither the Hogs or the Dogs have a D anywhere close to the Gator’s quality! The Hogs did not exactly improve to 12th (THAT’S LAST PLACE) in the SEC last season to Gator quality this season! Neither team can stop a superstar and while AJ may be an idiot he is a superstar!! I love Durham, but if he was a superstar we would be 3-1!

L.A. BULLDAWG

September 29th, 2010
1:15 am

SUPPOSE AJ GREEN SAID NO, WHEN THE NCAA INQUIRED ABOUT HIS BANK RECORDS? WOULD HE HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED? WHERE IS THE PRIVACY ACT FOR A STUDENT ATHLETE? THE NCAA COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING OF RELEVANCE AT THAT PARTY IN MIAMI, SO THEY DUG A LITTLE DEEPER INTO SOMEONES BANK ACCOUNT! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? WHAT RIGHT DO THEY HAVE DOING THAT? IS THAT STANDARD PROCEDURE FOR ALL STUDENT ATHLETES? OR ATHLETES WHO WILL BE HIGH NFL DRAFT PICKS?! I WOULD VENTURE TO GUESS THAT AJ IS NOT THE ONLY ATHLETE IN THIS COUNTRY WHO NEEDS CASH DURING SPRING BREAK. HOWEVER, WHILE MOST COLLEGE KIDS CAN WORK, STUDENT ATHLETES ARE PROHIBITED FROM EXTRA INCOME DURING THE CALENDAR YEAR. LETS HOPE THE NCAA CHANGES THEIR ANTIQUATED RULE AND GIVES THESE KIDS A STIPEND RELATIVE TO THE MILLINEUM EXPENSES. THIS IS NOT THE 1940s OR 1950s.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 29th, 2010
1:21 am

The Antiquated roul you speak of for AJ selling his jersey came about a few years ago because UGA players sold thei SEC Championship rings on EBay. AJ got caught in a rule that UGA players created. zHAHAHAH Bite by the DOWG that fed you HU AJ?

5150 P.O.A.D

September 29th, 2010
1:24 am

LABULL like I posted eariler UGA has 570 Student Athletes on UGA rosters. DO you understand TITLE IX? Well, if UGA and other colleges want to pay football players then they have to pay ALL student ATHLETES. TITLE IX is US LAW. If you want to pay players go before Congress and and get rid of TITLE IX and then we can discuss just paying Football and Men’s Basketball players.

VerBalKeNt

September 29th, 2010
1:24 am

All the talk about firing Richt…. who do you think would do a better job than him? I mean this team is fairly young I didn’t expect much from them this season… to be totally honest… LOL

5150 P.O.A.D

September 29th, 2010
1:25 am

RULE sorry I don’t proofread before I hit POST.

59bulldawg

September 29th, 2010
4:51 am

Bottom line for me is an athlete shouldn’t have to forfeit his rights as a citizen in order to accept an athletic scholarship. The NCAA is not an agency of law enforcement and should not have access to student athlete bank records.

red&black

September 29th, 2010
5:29 am

Figures those A’holes from the NCAA would watch a show like TMZ. NERDS!
GET A LIFE! 4 games, what a joke, just like the NCAA

76-DAWG

September 29th, 2010
5:41 am

On my post earlier some thought I was backing up A J. Anyone who though that didn’t read the post very careful. I am on record saying that if it was left up to me I would dismiss A J from the team because it was such a selfish act. A J confirmed it with his statement today when he said ” at least I know the ones that have my back now , the ones that really supported me.”
That statement alone shows that A J is only thinking of himself. A J, I thought you were on the UGA football TEAM not that the UGA’s football team existed for you . Why would anyone need to have your back with the violation that you did? If someone had your back then they would help you cover up the violation or support what you did. How can you make up for missing 4 critical games? You say that it’s time to move on , which I agree , that you have paid for your mistake. In your mind you think that all should be forgiven but what I am trying to say is YOU have paid for your mistake and that’s enough punishment as far as A J Green is concerned if this was only affecting or about A J Green. But my point is the only consideration should be did your action negatively affect your TEAM. This should only be about the TEAM. And because you still don’t know what the team concept is I can not support you because in your mind it’s all about you.

Zack

September 29th, 2010
6:34 am

Florida Dawg

September 29th, 2010
6:45 am

Too late now….AJ should just go to the NFL. If he cared about the program he wouldn’t have sold the jersey.
Just go to the NFL and take Ealy with you… if they are interested in a fumbler.

apologies

September 29th, 2010
6:47 am

i wrote on here a few weeks ago that I thought AJ had lied to the NCAA – which had led to such a severe penalty. it appears I was wrong – and I’d like to apologize to AJ for the accusation.

Florida Dawg

September 29th, 2010
6:59 am

Want to make it clear. I am a long time Bulldog fan but if I’m the coach, AJ Green does not play again for me this year (he’s gone anyway this year).
He does not deserve to line up with the rest of the team (except Ealey).
This season is over and AJ contributed to the demise…certainly not all but some.

DC

September 29th, 2010
7:01 am

In the words of Randy Moss ” Straight Cash Homey.”

Seriously

September 29th, 2010
7:02 am

Honestly, I would sit his butt for the remainer of the season. Make an example out of the kid!!!

Jersey Buyer

September 29th, 2010
7:07 am

Nice investment. Bet that jersey is worth $1.53 now.

Papadawg

September 29th, 2010
7:09 am

What stupidity, you not only sell the jersey but you put it in your bank account and you’re in college

crabapplejoe

September 29th, 2010
7:20 am

@fayncdawg: You need to chill your “infatuation” with black WRs. Green is an average WR with a lot of problems that affect a “team”…..be glad when he is gone.

John in Marietta

September 29th, 2010
7:27 am

When we have a system in which millions (or maybe billions) are involved, and we have the star having to sell a jersey to get spring break money, we have a major problem.

Florida Dawg

September 29th, 2010
7:32 am

Good point John in Marietta….especially when the “coaches” and schools make millions.
Has everyone seen the on campus building that houses President Adams?
Only people who can afford to build anything right now are college’s and hospitals.

UTRick

September 29th, 2010
7:38 am

NCAA should change the rules; As a student football player you can’t have a job, you can’t do this, you can’t do that but the coaches and Schools and Vendors selling AJ’s jersey makes millions. When I played for UT in the early 80’s we got 25 dollars a month and I don’t want to hear about a free education argument. Most of these athletes come from the inner city and rural areas from poor backgrounds and practice 20 to 25 hours per week and workout during the summer. I’m not sold on paying players but something needs to be done. At least at UT you’re given a fifth year to Graduate.

bog dawg

September 29th, 2010
7:48 am

These comments from all the rednecks supporting the Dawgs cement their win and excuse atitude at any costs. Hey the kid broke the @#$% rules. There is probably more to this than has surfaced, but even if there isn’t, he broke the rules. he got exactly what he and he alone earned. That is the reason the Dawgs under achieve year after year, these prima donnas are in the game for themselves and will do what it takes to make it to the 52 virgins. After watching enough football to earn an MD, there can be no doubt these lads are not playing with the ferocity and brains to ever compete with the likes of LSU< Alabam, and Florida. Now they have reached the level of the also rans in the SEC. Get over it you bunch of losers, you are a bunch of losers.

Drewcat

September 29th, 2010
7:56 am

C’mon AJ! Next time keep it STRAIGHT CASH HOMIE! Sounds like the NCAA had it out for Green from the get go. They wanted to find something, and they found something. Oh well! Go to the league in April and forget all about this bump in the road. Selfish UGA football fans who don’t care are angry with Green’s decision. But those who care about the player understand. Show out for the rest of the season and get the hell on. UGA don’t know how to wiin with or without you anyway

Wow

September 29th, 2010
7:57 am

Not sure I would have admitted to that one. What an idiot. I am not saying that I think that it is completely wrong, seeing as how UGA and the NCAA make tons of money of players who aren’t paid a cent. But, dude knew the rules. Every year they sit all athletes down and explain the rules to them, plus give them a handbook.

John in Marietta

September 29th, 2010
8:03 am

OK, this is off the top of my head, so I may be setting myself up to be crucified. What a plan similar to baseball. The NFL draft is held for players who just completed high school. Those who are drafted then work out their deal with the NFL team who drafted them. However, instead of going to a minor league team, they go to a college. They are paid by the NFL team (or maybe a % paid by the college.) Unfortunately, I already see a problem with my plan. The NFL team is probably going to tell the player which college they can attend. Maybe someone else has a better idea or change to mine.

Dawg fan

September 29th, 2010
8:14 am

If you were a young person and someone offered you a thousand dollars for one of your shirts, don’t try to tell me you wouldn’t have done what AJ did. He paid for his mistake and you shouldn’t be on his ass for doing something you would have done.
AJ, go play some football. Perfect people, go and be perfect.

mike

September 29th, 2010
8:18 am

It is good to see so many haters for AJ on here. It never fails that some folks just want something bad for others. The school, the SEC and the NCAA all make lots of money off these athletes. I guess they figure to keep theses players in check is to have all these rules. Even the draft process is really like selling slaves. These guys have made lots of money for the schools and now we will sell them to the NFL team owners. Great system.

LAKE OCONEE DAWG

September 29th, 2010
8:18 am

Tech82:
Most of these guys get Pell money and it can be a sizeable amount…..

MURPHY

September 29th, 2010
8:21 am

Dawg fan

Amen to that statement!

LAKE OCONEE DAWG

September 29th, 2010
8:21 am

crabapplejoe:
Only a true idiot would call this guy average….When the draft comes, he will have enough money to ship crabapplejoe around the world 3 times…Average….What rock you been hiding under????

southside dawg

September 29th, 2010
8:21 am

It defies logic that a “fan” would give a grand for an Independence Bowl anything. I believe UGA doged a big bullet on this deal.

[...] Georgia’s A.J. Green explains his jersey sale, reports Tim Tucker of the AJC. [...]

LaToya Mack

September 29th, 2010
8:25 am

Coaches make millions, school makes millions and millions more are earned by the SEC – pay these kids!!!!! If each NCAA player decided not to show up for just one weekend, the rules of engagement would be challenged and restructuring would begin immediately. I could understand if these ‘games’ were just college football games but the reality is these ‘games’ are high revenue generating events and its only in college sports the ‘doers’ are not compensated.

It’s a new form of slavery because if you think the pay is the ‘educational opportunities’ then you are completely out of touch with today’s economic culture. There are PhDs, MBAs, and a slew of college educated people out of work. Yet Mark Richt, who sucks by the way and couldn’t coach himself out of a 4 bucket of water, is paid better than my oncologist. BS I tell you, this is all BS…..

bill_in_atl

September 29th, 2010
8:28 am

I am reporting a rumor now on the internet that everyone on Florida’s team went to a party hosted by agents.

Now…will the NCAA ask to go through all of their bank accounts to see if they can find anything out of the ordinary? Why not?

MURPHY

September 29th, 2010
8:32 am

LaToya Mack,

From a college football players parent. Even though a kid has a full ride the parents still incur a pretty sizable monthly expense.With this said I believe it is not a good idea to pay a kid to play any college sport.These kids have the resources to work campus jobs to make extra money.If you start paying these kids it will get way out of control.Look what the Carolina players did we the monthly money they got from the university as part of their expenses.These kids are getting free living expense,food,health care and an education.I think this is plenty.

Undercover "dawg", North Ave, Atlanta address

September 29th, 2010
8:42 am

I can’t believe the boat Georgia has it self in. Never would have thunk it. The implosion is fun to watch however! Dogs feeding on Dogs.

Henry

September 29th, 2010
8:44 am

Lot of frigging liars on this blog. None of you are better than AJ and all of you would have done what he did if you had the chance. Your imitation “holier than thou” attitude stinks.
He did wrong, got caught, confessed, served his sentence, and now wants to get on with his life.
End of story.

Dazed and Confused

September 29th, 2010
8:47 am

Anyone who believes that Richt will make Ben Jones sit, just hasn’t been paying attention the last 10 years. Regarding AJ, he can tell the newspapers anything he wants while the NCAA remains silent. The fact is, the agent/dope dealer gave AJ some money, and AJ deposited $1,000. AJ is as talented as he is self-centered and entitled–a typical “Richt-quality recruit.” We can add “stupid” too.

John Galt

September 29th, 2010
8:49 am

Dumb move by AJ but what gives the NCAA the right to review his checking account statements?

MURPHY

September 29th, 2010
9:00 am

John Galt,

Go back and read on pages 3-4 of this blog. When AJ signed as a freshman to play he signed a contract of demands and rules from the NCAA.Every incomming freshman signs this NCAA packet

Blundermutt

September 29th, 2010
9:10 am

I always assumed AJ sold the jersey to help buy books for class. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Seriously, extra cash for spring break makes perfect sense.

Classroom instruction on the NCCC rules and regs

September 29th, 2010
9:12 am

These kiids know very early in high school what the rules and regs are in college football recruiting. When they arrive on campus …………they receive some classroom work on the ins and the outs and the dos and the donts of being a college football player.

They are young and dumb and that money spoke to AJ. Now? Just release him. The season is over with or without him. He did not cause all of this UGA misery but he did have an emotional impact on the squad.

Ealey and AJ need to be released and sent packing. UGA was # 4 in the land after defeating Texas in the Cotton Bowl ………… oh yeah, Texas was number 1 by kick off and HW had left the year before. That UGA team was made up of men ………..not thugs. They were tough and had confidence in themselves …………not in their NFL dreams.

UGA class of 71 & 73

PEINFULLEFFECT

September 29th, 2010
9:27 am

Hey DDPO, give the guy a break. He admitted that he was wrong. Think about it…………………HE’S JUST A KID! So if you’re so sore about it, boot ‘em off the team. I know ALOT of universities that would LOVE A.J. Green’s deep threat ability that he would bring to the game. Comments like yours need to be kept quiet and do like your other Dawg fans, get ‘em out there and hope that he can salvage the Bulldogs season ’cause they SUCK without him.

JAXDAWG

September 29th, 2010
9:36 am

5150 P.O.A.D – Serious question here. How old are you and how do you have the time to be on a UGA blog almost 12 hours a day? I may be wrong about the exact hours that you are on here. I usually log in when I get to the office in the morning then again around lunch and sometimes before I go to bed at night to catch up on any new UGA stories and you are ALWAYS on here running your mouth about how bad UGA is. As a UGA fan I don’t need you to tell me how bad this team is I have seen it for myself. You say you are a huge Tech fan. How do you possibly have enough time in your day to be on all the UGA blogs as well as Tech blogs(I assume you go on the Tech blogs since you are a fan of that team but I have never been on a Tech blog to verify this). Also what is your goal for being on here? If you are on here to make sure that we all know that this UGA team is not very good then you have succeeded and you can move on with your life. If your goal is to make all us UGA fans wonder how somebody could possibly have time to be on a UGA blog all day long spewing hatred when you could be out doing something more productive with your life then once again you have succeeded. Just think of what you could accomplish in this world if you were just on here maybe 6 hours a day instead of 12. Well I have to get back to work, I hope you have a wonderful day posting away on this blog. I will check back with you later tonight. I know you will be here.

MB

September 29th, 2010
9:47 am

The rule Aj broke was put in place because UGA players were selling their SEC rings. Maybe that was one of the reasons his punishment was so severe.

jon gruden

September 29th, 2010
9:56 am

jon gruden!!jon gruden!!

Wayne

September 29th, 2010
9:57 am

There’s a Taxpayer Advocacy team at the IRS. Who supports or stands up for players? No one. As we are seeing this year, the NCAA will take as long as it wants to clear players. Eligibility is never given back. When it’s gone — it’s gone.

SameOle SameOle

September 29th, 2010
9:59 am

If AJ feels that bad and want’s to prove himself that he’s still the man, he’d stay for his senior year. That ain’t gonna happen though. He’s not the only reason we are 1-3 but he does attract double coverage which opens up the entire offense. He won’t be a top 10 pick in the draft which will cost him severely. It’s a mute point though. Bottom line is that AJ wasn’t the one not blocking, not tackling and not running the ball. At least Durham and Tavarres King stepped it up but where is Orson Charles and Marlon Brown been? When Carlton Thomas is your #2 back…enough said.

gcs

September 29th, 2010
10:26 am

What right does the NCAA have to demand bank statements?

I cannot believe the @#$% the NCAA is able to get away with.

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buzz

September 29th, 2010
10:54 am

You broke a NCAA rule, pure and simple.

Dawg Fud

September 29th, 2010
10:55 am

AJ,

everybody makes mistakes. you paid your penalty. if this is the worst thing you ever do then you’re doing a damn good job.

crabapplejoe

September 29th, 2010
11:05 am

@Lake Oconee Dawg: “Average” = Green has never had a 1000 yard season. “Good”= someone like Jordan Shipley with 1500 yards. “Good” = someone like Riley Cooper who scored two TDs against the Dawgs for the Gators in one quarter last year. “Average”= Green who has never scored on the Gators. Facts is Facts….hype is hype.

bulldawgbill

September 29th, 2010
11:08 am

I like the way A.J. owned up to his mistake and took his penalty. No complaining or arguing about it, even though he could have made a good case. The NCAA has blown this out of proportion and the penalty was excessive. It will be interesting to see what happens with the FL receiver who threatened to kill his girl friend and plead guilty to a felony stalking charge.

Roman Hruska

September 29th, 2010
11:15 am

The NCAA rules are stoopid. What if he sold the worthless item of clothing. Snooping in his bank account. Gimme a break. Go after the SCHOOLS who recruit mentally challenged HS kids to make the supposed grown-ups look good. This kid appears to be a decent guy caught up in crap that wasn’t worth pursing.

Papadawg

September 29th, 2010
11:34 am

I want to know why anyone would pay $1000. for a jersey from Shreveport

Gratefuldawghead

September 29th, 2010
11:38 am

Give’em Hell AJ!!!!

Snoop Dawg

September 29th, 2010
11:53 am

AJ Green said he’s paid the price. He has not.
He is a gansta thug. He needed more money to get bigger diamond earrings in antipation of his NFL status in a pimped out black SUV.

Listen, this loser sold out his teammates, his coaches, his family, his friends, his fans–everybody– for some loose coin. Kind of like Judas did…

He will never pay the price, because what should have happened is that he should have been kicked off the team swiftly, as should have every other player who has gotten arrested.

Does UGA actually bestow degrees on such idiots?

Tolerance of such scum is why the UGA football team dwells in the dumpster these days.

'94 UGA Grad

September 29th, 2010
12:38 pm

Thanks Pay J. Green,

I guess you couldn’t wait another 10 months for some “extra cash” when you will instantly become a millionaire. Was it worth costing UGA 2 games? We’d be 3-1 if you hadn’t been so selfish.

wow

September 29th, 2010
12:58 pm

Moral of the story, sell for cash. NCAA can suck it!!!

AJ Rules!

September 29th, 2010
1:23 pm

With AJ back Ga will not lose another game—bank on it! He’s a difference maker, the real deal and SEC D’s will not be able to handle him. Ga beats Florida and Tech and goes to a good bowl game. The dawgs are back baby!!!

Mtn Dawg

September 29th, 2010
1:44 pm

‘94 UGA Grad – Get over it. He’s a kid and kids make mistakes. Except for you I suppose when you were his age.

Maddawg

September 29th, 2010
2:04 pm

Should have put the money in his pocket, the bank keeps records.

buzz

September 29th, 2010
2:40 pm

AJ, how much you willing to wager on that “Ga will not lose another game” comment? I have $5,000 if you have the sack to put your money where your mouth is.

OC_Dawg

September 29th, 2010
2:47 pm

If he played for Bama or UF he wouldn’t have been punished at all.

hoochbear

September 29th, 2010
4:12 pm

OK Green and UGA paid too high a price.
One week suspension AND probationary status for rest of year. Screw up, get booted for rest of year.
How bout this for future?
Soon as player cuts and runs early to the pros he gets the exclusive rights to all merchandise using his name, number, etc. Catch is he has to take delivery of them and figure out how to store and market them.
And, he agrees to reimburse the college
for 1/ the market value of that college scholarship and direct benefits he has used
for each year of scholarship he has participated (including red-shirt)
2/ A pro ;-) – rata (rat) share of pay on the front end of each year of his pro contract for which he would have otherwise be assumed eligible for annual scholarship.
These would help poor out little him on leaving college for the pros, and help compensate his old college team for taking a chance on him and foregoing scholarships for someone else who might have been more loyal. Bottom line is, the rich school will be compensated for their awol stepchild. the awol stepchild will feel what it is like to have some of his millions of pro earnings returned to the university early. No tax writeoffs
nor on the cheap donations years later. Just a cashier’s check from his account paid directly to the school. OUCH!
Then maybe he will learn at least one thing from college and football.

Key Man

September 29th, 2010
4:27 pm

I have never understood why students who get an academic scholarship can take an on campus job in the book store to make some spending money while athletes who make millions for the school cant get paid a small amount of money for the work they do. If you paid every athlete 500.00 a month it wouldn’t put a drop in the bucket of the athletic budget.

TechGuy

September 29th, 2010
4:37 pm

buzz – I seriously doubt that you even have $5,000 and do you really think that a college student like AJ has $5,000 to bet? You are an idiot!

Stephen CC

September 29th, 2010
4:56 pm

Hats off to A.J. for admitting his mistake and having a good attitude about the whole thing. It takes a lot of maturity to do that. That will take him far. All the best to A.J. from a Tech fan.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 29th, 2010
5:02 pm

OK to all you that say pay the players. Here are the numbers from UGAs teams.
Baseball 42, M Bball 12, W/M Cross Country 54, Football 124, M Golf 11, M/W Swimming 51, M Tennis 11, M/W Track 98, W Bball 12, Equestrian 67, W Golf 8, Gymnastics 13, W Soccer 31, Softball 22, W Tennis 10, and Volleyball 13. That is 570 Student Athletes. If “PAY UP” has their way that is $570,000 min. a month to $1,140,000 a month or $13,680,000/yr. HAHAHAHAHAHHA RIGHT UGA can afford that. As someone posted UGAA is like #2 in money rasing and there is no way in HELL UGA can pay PLAYERS. TITLE IX leveled the field. Pay ONE you pay them ALL. Hell if you just paid them $2,000/ semester that is $3,420,000/ year.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 29th, 2010
5:05 pm

KEY MAN I reposted from earlier in this blog pleas read the above post and maybe you will understand why schools can’t afford to pay players. And player can’t get jobs because they will get paid like $100/ day to check the air pressure on the coaches golf cart or make sure the sprinklers come on at the practice fields.

The Alamo and lines in the red clay

September 29th, 2010
6:02 pm

The Alamo is a good example of this football year. It does not look goof for the Dogs, no matter who plays. UGA is undermanned at running back, quality wide outs and nose guards and nose guards and did I say nose guards? We also lack quality D linemen, linebackers and safeties. Frankly at safety UGA has a couple of dumb asses. Rambo is awful.

As for AJ and Ealey …………..they can leave now like the old Col. Travis line in the sand routine, when he said you men that want to stay step over this line, the rest can leave now.

I would admire CMR if he did that …………..told them all, that if they stay make it count. Otherwise don’t let that door hit em in their a–es.

Go Dogs.
UGA class of 71 and 73

Fumbles can also be $$ costly

September 29th, 2010
6:06 pm

I am more concerned about how one UGA back ALWSY FUMBLES at the freaking 3 yard line and ends up blowing a TD in tight games. Anyone esle wonder about that? In 3 SEC contests ( KY in 09 and SC and MSU) his fumbles interrupted the UGA big MO and likely cost them the game.

I am just saying that ……………..

UGA class of 71 & 73

Ga Blue

September 29th, 2010
6:25 pm

With green back, Ga should blow out colorado, which is terrible. Their coach is more clueless than richt and will be fired for sure at the end of the year. Dawgs 41 buffalos 20

Tim Fluet

September 29th, 2010
6:49 pm

Eff the NCAA and their Nazi camp rules, I am a Carolina fan and I honor AJ for telling the truth but man, they dont give these kids an opportunity to hardly have spending money at all , and stringent rules that have nothing to do with playing ability, they are setup to fail…..and mind you they are still kids. Eff them Hypocrites at the NCAA.

michaelj

September 29th, 2010
8:28 pm

This is twice as bad as taking an agent’s cash and going to a stripper party in South Beach? These people are idiots. It’s pretty much like calling two unsportsmanlike conducts on one celebration. That was bull, so’s this.

cmdawg99

September 29th, 2010
8:58 pm

i agree with PDawg . a couple of cases of natty light done deal that was my spring breaks

Dawg Gonnit

September 29th, 2010
9:19 pm

So…AJ, in order to payback the fans for your dumb mistake. What say you forget about the NFL next year and come back to Athens for some unfinished business.

5150 P.O.A.D

September 29th, 2010
10:01 pm

Why would even think about coming back to UGA? Never going to happen. AJ got all he needed from UGA and now he is gone.

Christie

September 29th, 2010
10:16 pm

I agree, I am glad that he owned up to his mistake. He is still young and he is going to make mistakes. I also believe that the NCAA totally blew the situation way out of proportion! The media needs to stop dwelling on the past and step into the future. It is time to play some football. Hopefully the Dawgs will be able to turn the rest of the season around. It will definatly have to be a team effort.

L.A. BULLDAWG

September 29th, 2010
11:21 pm

HEY 5150 P.O.A.D AND 76-DAWG, WHAT WERE YOU LIKE WHEN YOU WERE 19 OR 20 YEARS OF AGE? EVERYONE HAS A VULNERABLE TIME INTHEIR LIFE! BY ALL ACCOUNTS, THIS IS AJ’S FIRST MAJOR MESTAKE IN HIS YOUNG LIFE FROM H.S. TO. HIS 1ST 3 YRS ON CAMPUS. LAY OFF OF HIM! THIS IS NOT RANDY MOSS OR REGGIE BUSH WHEN THEY WERE IN COLLEGE. HE HAS PAID HTE PRICE BY WATCHING HIS BULLDOG TEAMMATES STRUGGLE WITHOUT HIM! IF MIKE VICK DESERVES A 2ND CHANCE, THEN AJ GREEN DERVES ONE ALSO! LET HIM BE!

L.A. BULLDAWG

September 29th, 2010
11:37 pm

AND ANOTHER THING, 5150P.O.A.D. AND 76-DAWG, IT MAKES ME FURIOUS WHEN EVERYBODY HAS THIS HOLIER THAN THOU ATTITUDE RELATIVE TO AJ GREEN. A LOT OF US NEEDS TO LOOK IN OUR OWN BACKYARD AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE, AWAY FROM HOME FOR THE 1ST TIME! AJ WILL BE FINE. I WOULD VENTURE TO GUESS THAT THIS WILL BE THE LAST TIME WE HEAR HIS NAME IN CONTROVERSY AS HE WRAPS UP HIS COLLEGE CAREER AND ENJOYS A LONG STIN IN THE NFL. NICK SABAN HAS CALLED HTESE SO-CALLED AGENTS PIMPS. WHAT DOES THAT MAKE HTESE ADULTS CRITICIZING PROBABLY THE ONLY MAJOR MISTAKE THAT HE HAS MADE? THIS IS A GOOD KID! LETS NOT DESTROY HIM! BUSH AND RANDY MOSS AND THERS WERE REPEAT OFFENDERS WHILE ON THEIR RESPECTIVE CAMPUSES. AJ HAS PAID HIS PENANCE. PLEASE!!!!

Integrity

September 30th, 2010
5:32 am

I still cannot get over the lack of consistency with which NCAA football players are disciplined. Certainly punishment is necessary when there is wrong doing and rules are not followed. However, it is beyond me to understand how selling a jersey can require a four game suspension and “beating up” an under-cover cop requires no suspension. If the integrity of the game is to be preserved, I believe the NCAA needs to get together and take a look at such practices. Breaking some NCAA policies seems quite minor compared to criminal activity. Otherwise, are we really looking at legitimate champions for each conference, or ones which have possibly been determined by NCAA committees with preconceived biases?

jr

September 30th, 2010
9:25 am

when are you idoits going to lay off these kids. they make mistakes even grownups do. but for all the self righteous out there. their education is not free, they pay a heavy price with blood sweat and tears. and sometimes injuries that last a lifetime. for them to profit from their jersey sale on anything should be within the rule. if you give it to them they own it. georgia should fire mark richt and find a coach with guts and heart. one thats tough and demands the best from his players.

KnoxDawg

September 30th, 2010
9:42 am

AJ Green is a stand-up guy. Anyone else make a mistake at his age? I appreciate him telling the truth and taking his punishment like a man. Maybe some of the thugs from UGA and other schools will learn from this young man.

San Francisco Dawg

September 30th, 2010
11:18 am

Who’s going to believe AJ Green…He told the truth? BS! He had no choice but to tell the truth when they asked for his checking account…AJ Green was given a tougher penalty because he DID NOT tell the truth…a $1,000 for spring break? Where did he want to go…Monte Carlo? A $1,000 when you will sign a contract for millions in less than one year? Yea, you cared for the team, AJ…If I was Murray I would not throw a single ball to him….

RODEOOCLOWN

October 1st, 2010
12:36 pm

OK, doesn’t UGA have an orientation program for their athletes? Green’s claims he was
“unaware” selling the jersey was an infration of NCAA regs. Yeah right, and Santa Claus is an Islamic terrorist. Give me a break A.J., the only thing weaker the selling of the jersey is his belief the public is dumb enough to believe such.
Later Dude

Nick

October 1st, 2010
2:53 pm

Whats done is done. Just glad to have the hands down, best reciever in the country back on the field. “GO DAWGS”; “SICK EM”

quickfeet

October 1st, 2010
6:53 pm

At least he owned up to it and took it like a man. No excuses.

Danny

October 2nd, 2010
1:32 pm

…has anyone kicked the buyers are yet? Just saying!

Danny

October 2nd, 2010
1:32 pm

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