Notebook: Georgia confirms Chase Vasser’s May DUI arrest

ATHENS — Georgia had more offseason troubles than we originally thought.

Vasser

Vasser

Chase Vasser, a junior outside linebacker from Gainesville, was arrested for driving under the influence back in May in Atlanta, Georgia officials confirmed on Thursday. The 21-year-old projected starter has been suspended for the first two games of the season as per UGA’s student-athlete conduct code, team spokesman Claude Felton confirmed late Thursday evening.

No other information was immediately available on Vasser’s arrest, which occurred May 11 in Buckhead. However, the Athens Banner-Herald reports that Vasser has a scheduled court appearance on Aug. 21 at the City of Atlanta Municipal Court.

The suspension of Vasser, who is 21, makes him at least the fourth defensive starter expected to miss playing time for the Bulldogs this season. Cornerback Sanders Commings is already suspended two games for a January arrest on domestic violence charges. Cornerback Branden Smith, safety Bacarri Rambo and inside linebacker Alec Ogletree are also facing suspensions for team rules violations but Georgia has not announced their punishments.

Meanwhile, four other Georgia players have been dismissed since the end of last season. Starting tailback Isaiah Crowell was arrested on June 29 on three weapons charges and kicked off the team that same day. Defensive backs Nick Marshall and Chris Sanders and wide receiver Sanford Seay were dismissed in early February for their involvement in the theft of a teammates’ dorm room.

Dogs ranked No. 6 by coaches

Despite all the offseason troubles, there continues to be high expectations for the Bulldogs this season. Georgia was ranked No. 6 by college coaches in the USA Today preseason poll released on Thursday.

“We’re not worried about it,” junior quarterback Aaron Murray said. “Last year we ignored the negativity and all the bad talk about Georgia and this year we’re going to ignore all the positive stuff. We’re just going to focus on what we need to do, and that’s work hard, show up to practice every day with the right attitude, get in the film room, get in the weight room and do a lot of little things to make sure we have a successful season.”

Sixth is the school’s highest preseason ranking since it opened the 2008 season ranked No. 1. The Bulldogs actually dropped to No. 3 without losing a game the first four weeks that year, then fell to 11th after losing to Alabama 41-30 in the infamous “blackout game.” They finished 10-3 after a win in the Capital One Bowl.

LSU and Alabama, who played in the national championship last season, were ranked 1 and 2, respectively second and Southern California third. Oklahoma and Oregon round out the top five.

Dawg talk

Thursday was preseason media day for the Bulldogs, so selected players were made available for interviews before practice. Here’s some of their comments:

Sophomore Malcolm Mitchell on playing both cornerback and wide receiver:

“At first it was just something I wanted to do to expand my game, but now it’s become a necessity. But it’s something I look forward to doing to help the team until we can regroup and get everybody back here. . . . It’s fun and I like doing them both. You just have to push yourself.”

Senior tailback Richard Samuel on third position change:

“I feel like switching between running back and linebacker slowed down my development because I didn’t have much time to get used to the linebacker position. Switching between fullback and running back hasn’t slowed my down too much because it’s basically the same plays and I just have to learn the little differences.”

All-America outside linebacker Jarvis Jones on expectations:

“We know what we’re capable of. We had a lot of hype last year, and we had a great run. This year, we know that people are expecting us to be way better. We’re just going to take it all in stride. We’re going to go out there everyday and make it our best, practice at our best, and then try to take it from there. Everything starts in practice so we’re just going to go through these days in camp and have fun doing it to try to get out everything we can before September 1.”

Senior strong safety Shawn Williams on playing for defensive coordinator Todd Grantham:

“One thing that I’ve picked up from him is to be accountable and to know your stuff. That proves how valuable you are in the system that we run. Having him here is like a blessing to us, and his mindset that he brings to the table helps us a lot.”

Freshman numbers

It’s always interesting to see what numbers first-year players will get as they embark on Georgia careers. Defensive back Sheldon  Dawson of Memphis snapped up the No. 2 previously worn by Brandon Boykin, wide receiver Blake Tibbs snatched the No. 8 once donned by A.J. Green and place-kicker Marshall Morgan got the lucky No. 13 that punter Drew Butler had the last four years.

Other jersey numbers claimed by incoming freshmen who weren’t midyear enrollees include: Punter Collin Barber (32), linebacker Josh Dawson (91), linebacker James DeLoach (89), tight end Ty Flournoy-Smith (80), tailback Todd Gurley (3), linebacker/safety Josh Harvey-Clemons (25), fullback Quayvon Hicks (48), linebacker Jordan Jenkins (59), offensive lineman Greg Pyke (73), defensive lineman John Taylor (94) and offensive lineman John Theus (71).

Scene and heard

The Bulldogs practiced for two hours in their first of 28 preseason workouts… . The first-string offensive line lined up this way: left tackle Kenarious Gates, left guard Dallas Lee, center David Andrews, right guard Chris Burnette and right tackle Watts Dantzler… . Highly-touted freshman Josh Harvey-Clemons was wearing the No. 25 and was working with the safeties.

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160 comments Add your comment

William

August 2nd, 2012
9:13 pm

Too bad for Vasser

ColumbiaDawg

August 2nd, 2012
9:14 pm

The biggest problem this team is not being to get out of its own way.

derekross

August 2nd, 2012
9:24 pm

These kids aren’t doing anything any other student athlete in the SEC is doing. They are just getting caught.

Dawg Haus

August 2nd, 2012
9:27 pm

At least Vasser isn’t an offensive lineman.

RichRed

August 2nd, 2012
9:35 pm

Seems to me that if the coaches are not disciplined, then the players are not disciplined. End of story.

Thinkalittle

August 2nd, 2012
9:36 pm

Should be common knowledge now for the athletes in Athens……… If your going to drink, smoke, or carry a gun, stay OUT OF A FREAK’N CAR!!!!!!!!!!!!

Heart of the Dawg

August 2nd, 2012
9:42 pm

This is to all the UGA Football players… Get your act together and start living up to the expectations or else you are your off field failures are going to add up to on field disasters. Your selfishness and lack of self control is going to cause a great man and football coach to loose his job after you jack legs blow it this year. You’ll always regret it and you’ll never forget it!

Your Fans!

kingdaddy

August 2nd, 2012
9:42 pm

JHC is going to be an awesome saftey. I though Vasser got popped last night or something. Geez-Louise, will this football season ever get here???

Tdawg

August 2nd, 2012
9:42 pm

Geez, this football season can’t get here soon enough. If it don’t get here a little quicker then at this rate the dawgs won’t even have a defense. I never knew that it was humanly possible for one team to have so many damn idiot’s.

Gene

August 2nd, 2012
9:44 pm

Bring bad Thursday night bowling.

ToeMeetsLeather

August 2nd, 2012
9:44 pm

As a TECH fan I was going to make some smart*** comment about that list of offenses during the offseason. But on second thought, I just feel sorry for Coach Richt that he has to recruit these type guys to keep his job.

Tan Farkenten

August 2nd, 2012
9:50 pm

Is it me, or do the Dogs need a curfew???

GtDawg

August 2nd, 2012
10:11 pm

Jordan Jenkins was gonna win the starting job sometime during the season anyway. Chase you just bumped the dates up. All is well.

jocrazy

August 2nd, 2012
10:13 pm

im sorry peole but if u didnt do something dumb when u were young and bulletproof thats your fault look around at other students some get caught some not but u learn from making bad mistakes its not coaches fault

Big Crimson 75

August 2nd, 2012
10:13 pm

So much for the we don’t cover any of our arrests non-sense.

AltamahaDawg

August 2nd, 2012
10:16 pm

So much for the “he’d be suspended even one play for this” at Bama argument.

AltamahaDawg

August 2nd, 2012
10:26 pm

dawg fans, the thing to remember. None of this puts the team in a situation that is any different today, than last week. The team, the coaches, have all known this suspoension was coming and factored it in long ago. Fans getting just tuned in does not change a thing.

The Houston situation has 2 yearsbeen widely known forever. Websites have been openly mentioning his PED issue for 6 months. Richt as much as said a month ago it was not good news, yet. The team is not just getting blindsided by this.

GtDawg

August 2nd, 2012
10:26 pm

JHC at 6′5 move to Safety is gonna be huge going up against Missouri’s Dorial Green Beckham 6′6.
But Grantham already knew that.

urban redneck

August 2nd, 2012
10:28 pm

wonder if he scratched the serial numbers off them beers.

Kyle

August 2nd, 2012
10:39 pm

I’m stunned nobody’s directly blamed Mark Richt for Vasser being an idiot. Will these kids ever learn? Really getting old

kennesaw gator

August 2nd, 2012
10:39 pm

I don’t really see the point in all this news coverage for a bottom tier SEC East team. Let’s see some stories on the consequential teams.

Kyle

August 2nd, 2012
10:42 pm

Btw, ToeMeetsLeather…regarding your comment: “I just feel sorry for Coach Richt that he has to recruit these type guys to keep his job”…how exactly do you recruit someone who might possibly be a DUI case?!? That’s everyone on any team….I know you Techies don’t party or drink much so it’s probably hard for you geeks to understand.

Moobs Johnson

August 2nd, 2012
10:42 pm

I bet Vasser doesn’t eat at Chick-fil-A now.

Kyle

August 2nd, 2012
10:44 pm

Good luck with Muschamp and a sketchy QB situation Kennesaw Gator. Looking at 8-5, maybe. The natives/JORT rednecks will get restless this year.

Son of Sammy Davis Jr, Jr

August 2nd, 2012
10:46 pm

Dawg-Gawn

August 2nd, 2012
10:47 pm

Hey media…. let’s quit worring about who is not able to play and focus more on those that will be playing! UGA has a team full of slobber knockers that can be turned loose on Buffalo & Missouri. It’s time to knock heads G Dawgs! GATA

hornblower

August 2nd, 2012
10:47 pm

Hutson Mason

Son of Sammy Davis Jr, Jr

August 2nd, 2012
10:47 pm

Spurrier was right about playing Gawja early in the season.

Tan Farkenten

August 2nd, 2012
10:51 pm

Kenne G.
If UGA is a bottom tier SECe, what does that make UFla? A bottom, bottom or lower to lowest bottom?

zoli

August 2nd, 2012
10:53 pm

Now that we have them practicing this will hopefully be the last hickup. DUI’s are given out like candy these days. JHC w/ a full head of steam–BOOM!

Dawg Gawn

August 2nd, 2012
10:55 pm

You can’t have this many suspensions to starters / projected starters and it not have an impact on the teams performance; that is a lot of experience and talent riding the pine. The Kool-Aid drinkers will explain it all away, but it WILL have an impact.The defense may eventually be among the top 5, but it won’t be in early Sept. Not trying to rain on the party…just being a realist.

Tan Farkenten

August 2nd, 2012
10:58 pm

Crybaby spurrier is already in rare form with his whining, and the season hasn’t even started yet.

Tan Farkenten

August 2nd, 2012
11:02 pm

DG
If we get through the suspensions without a loss, it will only help us with our depth. It will season some younger kids who normally wouldn’t have got to play yet.

Athens Police

August 2nd, 2012
11:04 pm

See Atlanta Police out to get dawgs too!

Buddy Garrity

August 2nd, 2012
11:15 pm

Is that Tim Riggins?

GT4Life (the Original)

August 2nd, 2012
11:16 pm

KARMA! I remember all of the dog fans coming on the Tech blog with their conspiracy theories when Daniel Drummond was suspended for BWI They all claimed that there was a sure coverup since it took months for the press to pick up the story. Like I said…Karma!

Dawg-Gawn

August 2nd, 2012
11:17 pm

TEAM, one man falls out, the # 2 man steps in… we have 3 1/2 weeks to get ready! Coach’em up Grantham… it started today! Believe in the G!

Stevie J

August 2nd, 2012
11:22 pm

If Chase Vasser were African American there is no way it would take over 2 months for this story to hit the media.

North Georgia Dawg

August 2nd, 2012
11:25 pm

Wow, another DUI… but some people need to calm down about losing Vasser. He’s certainly not a bad player, but I really don’t think he’s good enough to start against a good team. Ramik Wilson and others would have likely taken his job anyways.

Smitty

August 2nd, 2012
11:28 pm

I hope we can get though the first few weeks after that……look out

Smitty

August 2nd, 2012
11:30 pm

Georgia has a white defensive player….wow

Smitty

August 2nd, 2012
11:31 pm

excuse me Caucasian

Top Dawg

August 2nd, 2012
11:35 pm

These guys are a joke. UGA should self-impose a five year moratorium on football.

Smitty

August 2nd, 2012
11:37 pm

top dawg…you are bottom dog

North Georgia Dawg

August 2nd, 2012
11:38 pm

“If Chase Vasser were African American there is no way it would take over 2 months for this story to hit the media.”

Sadly, you’re probably right. Or if Vasser was a better player than he was last year. But hey, maybe he will step it up after the suspension and play great.

Smitty

August 2nd, 2012
11:38 pm

top dawg ever had a season ticket…..that’s what I thought…

realist

August 2nd, 2012
11:40 pm

So why hasnt he been called a t**g yet?……All the other players suspended were labeled t***s immediately…..What makes him any different? Or is he just a kid who is doing what kids do? Just wondering…….

North Georgia Dawg

August 2nd, 2012
11:40 pm

Again, I’m not saying Vasser is bad but I’ve seen nothing from him so far that indicates to me that he can outplay our talented outside linebackers throughout the season.

Bama Boy

August 2nd, 2012
11:41 pm

Man they need a coach thats in control of his team!

realist

August 2nd, 2012
11:45 pm

And the AJC has a filter on that word obvisously, so I had to use characters to get it posted. And for the record, dont try and rationalize him not keeping his job anyway or him not being that good. He was good enough to earn a scholarship and good enough to start this year, so he was a good ball player. Stop making excuses for the program. This program, like many others, is out of control. They dont fear or respect the head man, nor do they seem to care about their well being or representing their families in a positive light. At some point you have to learn from your surroundings and realize your not a kid anymore, and at some point a program has to realize that their head man has no real effect on his players

Dawg-Gawn

August 2nd, 2012
11:47 pm

This defense is developing some depth to it…. I believe in Coach Grantham, Olivadotti, Garner, Lakatos to get the #2’s ready to play!

Look on the positive… these five players will be fresh when we will need them most at USCe.

Believe in the “G”…. quit the violin playing…. will not do any good…. we have to GATA with what we got!

oknow

August 3rd, 2012
12:03 am

I think this is more telling of the sorry state of affairs that Coach St. Richt has brought to this undisciplined team when the supposed LEADER of the team – Arron Murray – states that “We’re not worried about it,” when referring to the players who have to miss the first couple of games because Saint Richt has NO discipline for his players.

Dawg-Gawn

August 3rd, 2012
12:07 am

Ramik Wilson can replace Vasser (faster) – Chris Robinson (experience) will fill in for Tree – Malcolm Mitchell will be a (star) in place of Commings – (Ditto) for Josh Harvey-Clemons for Rambo – Damian Swann will replace Smith. The only worry I see here could that some of these starters might need to worry about losing their #1 positions!

UGA nation is this glass half empty or half full? Believe in the “G”

thwg

August 3rd, 2012
12:15 am

Of course they are ranked 6th. It’s about that high shook schedule not about quality of team. Aol go 10-3 and not even win sec east. Usc spans em hard. If they do make secC they get drilled by either lay or al. Only way they make secC is if usc slips up.

zbulldawg

August 3rd, 2012
12:19 am

He’s not a starter ! Check the roster MOUTH ! What’s up with all the racial comments ! More tacky mouths running their no class A- – again.

P. Bull Terrier

August 3rd, 2012
12:33 am

I’m surprised none of the new players claimed the extra #1 jersey that is now going unused. After all, you can never have too many #1’s on the roster.

hashbrown dawg

August 3rd, 2012
12:37 am

http://www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com/2012/7/26/3189004/fulmer-cup-a-record-approaches

dont worry ugag there is still time… your only no 6 which does not inclued this arrest nor the continued drug test failing of that other player,. damn so many ugag players getting arrested and suspended i cant keep up with them all

maybe coach richt will sandusky a recruit for us and get you that trophy!

TY

August 3rd, 2012
12:43 am

Wow, Do you suppose by now that everyone has heard about ALL the guys that are suspended????

TY

August 3rd, 2012
12:45 am

Also, why keep giving the dismissed, kicked off, transferred, or just ones that quit more media. WE also know who they are by now!!!!!

230gr Full Metal Jacket

August 3rd, 2012
1:43 am

Ah yes! They might as well go ahead and carve U-G-A on the Fulmer cup again!!! Now we know why UGA always has such a pansy schedule at the start of the season — to compensate for all of the suspended players!!! Just messin’ with ya’ll though. I don’t really see where this is even a story. A college kid got a DUI?!?!?!?! Oh the horror of it all!!!!! Surely it can’t be!!!! I mean come on folks, How many of you made it through 4 (or 5 or 6, lol) years of college without ever getting into ANY alcohol-related trouble? …………(sound of crickets)……………… If you did — Shame on you! Because you wasted the best years of your life being a bump on a log!!!! Part of being a kid in college is going out and having fun with your new frinds, and that generally will involve alcohol (and likely other things too!!). People want to put these guys on some kind of pedestal , but you’ve got to remember THESE ARE KIDS, who are more often than not away from home for the first time in their lives. You shoule EXPECT them to get into mischief from time to time. It’s called being a human being. Deal with it folks, and quit bashing on some kid for doing what kids do.

JAdams

August 3rd, 2012
2:08 am

HA why didnt I hear about this in may?

THWG

dagnabit

August 3rd, 2012
5:14 am

Two games for a DUI?

Animal Control

August 3rd, 2012
5:55 am

It’s not that people are talking bad about UGA! It’s not normal for roughly 8 players to face suspension, or elimination because they got caught on multiple weapons charges, assault charges, or any other issue. Put a leash on your Dogs CMR or you’ll find yourself without a litter for the season.

sheepdawg

August 3rd, 2012
6:16 am

cmr needs to go, we’ve had enough of this shame and disgrace on our school

sheepdawg

August 3rd, 2012
6:17 am

what a bunch of social losers

Charlie Hayes

August 3rd, 2012
6:26 am

Not a big deal with Vasser being sidelined. Ramik Wilson, TJ Strippling or Reuben F. will step in for Vasser for the first two (2) games. I would rather this happen now than mid-season and the replacement not get the first team snaps for fall practice. This basically just flipped the depth chart with Vasser going back to 2nd team and Wilson moving to first team. Good for Ramik Wilson! Keep your head in the game and you will get to play! Also, remember that Grantham could pull Cornelus Washington back into that spot and start Ray Drew at DE. Just saying……

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August 3rd, 2012
6:29 am

In his defense, if I had to live in Athens, I’d be drunk all the time too.

Charlie Hayes

August 3rd, 2012
6:30 am

Another thought….You could see #59 get to play Vasser’s OLB position opposite of Jarvis Jones. Jordan Jenkins was brought to UGA to play OLB and play early. Here is a chance for him to get two early starts!

DogRule

August 3rd, 2012
6:42 am

no big deal—99% of players in college drink and smoke weed. He shouldn’t even suspended for this minor stuff.

hope2013

August 3rd, 2012
7:01 am

TJ Stripling will be starting at this position so it really dont matter. But it’s so sad that when African American kids that’s doing the same thing as white kids get into trouble they are called out of there names.What will you call this guy, beside calling him a cutie. It’s 2012 and still the same old mess about race.

We Run the East

August 3rd, 2012
7:13 am

Yep, just confirmed t**gs is a filtered word. Congrats to UGA on another mythical preseason NC! Get back to me if UGA ever beats a top twenty team again- unitl then, furget about it.

LakeDawg

August 3rd, 2012
7:37 am

North Georgia Dawg

Actually, Vasser is very talented. Runs a 4.5 forty. He’s just been biding his time. The few times he played last year,he played well. One thing that has held him back is that he is a bit of a party animal. Looks like its bit him again.

Bozo N. Richt

August 3rd, 2012
7:38 am

Hey – None of this stuff has anything to do with the greatest college football coach to ever hit the field – CMR

Dirty Dawg

August 3rd, 2012
7:44 am

I really am hoping that Mark will suit the players up in the unis they got at THE BOY NEXT DOOR boutique. They are so sexy in them. To see them piledriving the opposing team in the dirt when they are clearly down is fantastic. I love the Dawgs, how about you?

M. Mond

August 3rd, 2012
7:52 am

Only took 12 days after his 21st birthday to get a DUI.

@Realist

August 3rd, 2012
7:56 am

I was thinking the same thing. Hate this for Vasser but, like the others, he has to suffer for his actions. Hope he learns his lesson and don’t put himself in the same situation again.

2nd verse

August 3rd, 2012
8:01 am

same as the first

juvenal

August 3rd, 2012
8:01 am

why even take comments-how about a Ms. Schmitt up-date instead?

Smokewagon

August 3rd, 2012
8:05 am

I heard Commings put a good whupping on a girl called DAWGSTER.

beernutts

August 3rd, 2012
8:05 am

What about Cootie Harrow? Is UGA going with “he left the team? Or does he not count since it was academic, and not criminal?

Vampire Bill

August 3rd, 2012
8:11 am

I’m still amazed that these kids need to get into a car and venture off campus to party. Isn’t the campus life with all the crazy parties and what not enough?

GT

August 3rd, 2012
8:11 am

Does anybody keep records on this stuff. This has got to be a record number of suspensions and just pure players being kick off the team. Watch how this goes down. If the Dawgs lose to Spurrier or anybody early this will start to be published as a record number, if they win no one will care. I think Georgia’s third string talent could win games if they had coaching, but a lot of this disciple is the sloppiness of the coaches keeping up with the players. You pay these guys a lot of money and I am betting most of these coaches especially the defensive ones don’t see these guys much off the field. After the Vandy and Florida games I would not be surprise if the defensive coaches are immature enough to be out partying with the players.

oldfart

August 3rd, 2012
8:12 am

“…theft of a teammate’s dorm room.”

Sounds like quite a feat in engineering to me. Maybe they should have went to Tech.

Wetdirt

August 3rd, 2012
8:13 am

l smith

August 3rd, 2012
8:30 am

leave the dawgs alone- all college schools have this problem- everyone just dogs the “dawgs,”

go “dawgss’. you are loved!!!

Wes Sayid

August 3rd, 2012
8:39 am

3 defensive backs stole a dorm room? Now that’s impressive!

Taylor Wooten

August 3rd, 2012
8:40 am

No discipline, structure, fear/respect in the football program….
The evidence comes out daily

munsondawg

August 3rd, 2012
8:42 am

29 Days…………………………………..

dawgfan13

August 3rd, 2012
8:50 am

These players are stupid! Georgia is already short to begin with. That game at Missouri is looking more like a lose. I think the big question here is what are Georgia’s policy or communication for letting players know what is right and wrong? it’s like they dont know!

hirsutedawg

August 3rd, 2012
8:50 am

Who the hell is Daniel Drummond? Willis and Arnold’s white brother?

Kyle

August 3rd, 2012
8:58 am

Another great decision by a uga “student”-athlete. “Another one bites the dust.” -Freddy Mercury (has a lot in common with the uga fan base)

hope no more arrests

August 3rd, 2012
8:58 am

oh boy ..let the ball start rolling again …….we need to get some Penn State players before there all
gone…this is never going to end before we have the walkon start the first two games….

gt4ever

August 3rd, 2012
8:59 am

My question is, WHY should the AJC make a story like this public? What good does it serve anybody to report about this kid in this matter. My feeling is that it does NOTHING positive, and should NEVER be reported in the sports section of the AJC! This kid made a mistake, and he will suffer the consequences of this mistake. He doesn’t need some hack reporter in a 2nd tier newspaper to crucify him… Pathetic!

crossdawg

August 3rd, 2012
9:00 am

Just f…..n lovely

Pastor

August 3rd, 2012
9:13 am

Mark,
Please get the guys sober before bringing them to service on Sundays. They have a foul
smell, belch loudly and end up asleep before my sermon starts.

bodidley

August 3rd, 2012
9:19 am

That did not take long!
Who is next UGA football player to be arrested?

BAM_BAM

August 3rd, 2012
9:25 am

But Coach Mark Richt is such a nice guy….

creative

August 3rd, 2012
9:36 am

Tech fan here. I’m sure none of you have ever driven after 3 or 4 beers especially when you were 21. It was probably a road block. If it was. That is just unluicky. If he was actually driving like an idiot then suspension fits

creative

August 3rd, 2012
9:37 am

road blocks will get you after 2 beers.

CubanDawg

August 3rd, 2012
9:37 am

@ 50 arrest in four years: You’re a liar, list the 51 arrest or get the he!! of this blog.

sameoldre

August 3rd, 2012
9:41 am

Chip, I have a question about the suspensions. Do the players have to be supsended the first 2 games or does CMR get to pick what 2 games they are to miss?

RxDawg

August 3rd, 2012
9:44 am

JHC working with the safeties huh? Interesting.

Concerned

August 3rd, 2012
9:47 am

Yea, had to be the first time he has ever drank, drove, and well just bad luck as he must of had one too many on his first ever drinking binge. Sure!

The toughest part is that he either did not report it, and now had to as in team meetings the question came up, are there any of us that has had an incident that has gone unreported, as well one that will eventually come out to hurt the team? Gotcha, and did he then self report or did he report a long time ago, but now the press has caught wind of the issue?

I am curious on this as it will have more importance to who Chad is. That is important to Dawg Fans as it is those con men that cost you games. Their guilt becomes them, and the truth will find you out.

Hope he self reported even if late. That will go a long way in Captain Richt’s House.

creative

August 3rd, 2012
9:51 am

concerned… do you have to be binge drinking to get a DUI?

creative

August 3rd, 2012
9:52 am

just saying .08 driving through a road block is a little different than .20 and slamming into a telephone poll.

Big Crimson 75

August 3rd, 2012
9:59 am

Another black-eye against the SEC thanks to uga!!
Geez, when will it ever end?

Dawggone shame

August 3rd, 2012
10:00 am

That game against Buffalo is looking scarier and scarier. I guess Spurrier was right.

Dawggone shame

August 3rd, 2012
10:03 am

Georgia has an image problem.

Signed, Quincy Carter

Cheers!

August 3rd, 2012
10:05 am

What’s wrong with having a few beers?

Signed, Stephen Garcia

UGA Insider

August 3rd, 2012
10:07 am

That is down to 66 scholarship players for Mizzou probably. Unbelievable.

Ace

August 3rd, 2012
10:08 am

No suprises, expect more from the coach with Miami and FSU in his blood and their culture to go with it.

Didn’t see these things until he came in.

Smokewagon

August 3rd, 2012
10:13 am

You can smell the stench coming from Tuscaloosa all the way here in Atl. with all the cover up going on there. There fans even have the gall to come her with their worthless drivel.

GTBob

August 3rd, 2012
10:16 am

It was probably a road block. If it was. That is just unluicky.

It wasn’t a road block. The moron was weaving around on Piedmont road at 2:30 in the morning. Its pretty amazing that after this happens 20-30 times the players still continue to do the same thing.

Spurrier was Right

August 3rd, 2012
10:17 am

The 2012 SEC East Champs – The University of South Carolina!

If UGA Insider is right regarding the 66 scholarship players, UGA is going down in Columbia, MO…remember the Colorado game? Magnify that by 100 as Mizzou is looking to make a BIG splash on the national stage.

creative

August 3rd, 2012
10:18 am

GT Bob I stand corrected. He is a moron!!!

Big Crimson 75

August 3rd, 2012
10:20 am

Bob — Piedmont Ave @ 2:30 in the AM???? — trans-sexual prostitution, here we come!!!

Keith

August 3rd, 2012
10:28 am

well well well……question to CMR- will we have anyone on the field at Missouri. Sad state that Missouri will notch their first ever SEC win against us BECAUSE we cant field a team of starters. Sad state in Athens and NOBODY will do anything about it. DISGUSTING!

Joe

August 3rd, 2012
10:37 am

hey Coach……are we going to find a way to blame this on the Athens-Clarke County Police or UGA Police?????

Joe

August 3rd, 2012
10:39 am

This “team” will be lucky to finish 8-4. Wish McGarity would get his head out of the sand and do something. Feeling giddy over 10 wins in a row against weak teams gets us this!

Craig

August 3rd, 2012
10:42 am

Is this because we have stricter guidelines than the rest of the sec????? or is it because we have players that could care less……….total BS and McGarity wont do anything thing about it.

UGA Insider

August 3rd, 2012
10:45 am

Spurrier is right,k

To prove my numbers UGA currently has 24 commitments for the 2013 class. UGA may sign as many as 40!!!! Do you believe me now?

get off your high horse

August 3rd, 2012
10:45 am

It was a dui. He is a college student. Leave him alone and all the other uga players. Cops are dirty we all should know that. No one was hurt. But somehiw bashers willget on here and say there is a major problem. The problem is the damn ajc always making an ant hill into a mountain. Most papers support their team but not the ajc.

get off your high horse

August 3rd, 2012
10:49 am

@ joe i sure hope u have never been arrested for a childish mistake. Better yet your kids. Because if they have your parenting was a piece of sh**. Oh yeah it just wasnt in the paper because your nothing and never will be

Craig

August 3rd, 2012
10:50 am

It was a dui. He is a college student. Leave him alone and all the other uga players.

Question Get off your high horse: would you be saying the same thing had someone been killed or hurt?????????????????????????????????? this is exactly the type of mindset that filters through the entire team…..dui…no big deal….dope…no big deal…..felony gun charges…no big deal……

Joe

August 3rd, 2012
10:52 am

High Horse- NO I or my two sons have never been arrested for anything! Its morons like you that think something like a DUI is not a big deal. tell you what moron- why dont you ask someone that lost a son or daughter because of a accident caused by a drunk driver. You are disgusting!

Richt's Conscience

August 3rd, 2012
10:57 am

A perfect example of how I am coaching them in life as well as on the field.

UGA 2012 SEC CHAMPS

August 3rd, 2012
11:01 am

Dawgs gonna beat Mizzou and roll on to Atlanta.Murray and the defense is gonna be the key.

hop

August 3rd, 2012
11:03 am

this program is out of control and this will effect 2012 season.

Murray cannot cannot win big games and his turnovers contributed to big losses against usc,michigan state and the disastor in the second half of the LSU GAME.

Dawgs will lose to USC,Missouri,Auburn and will finish 9-3,or 8-4.

Homepage | MrSEC

August 3rd, 2012
11:04 am

[...] that somehow still remains in his system two years later.  Then later in the day came news that starting outside linebacker Chase Vasser will miss the first two games of Georgia’s season — at home against Buffalo and then at Mizzou — due to a DUI charge he picked up in the [...]

Dont worry Jawja

August 3rd, 2012
11:09 am

Losses will be to Missou, Vandy, SC, UF and the Barn. Hopefully for the rest of the SEC it won’t cost Richt his job.

ARdawg

August 3rd, 2012
11:16 am

Move along folks, nothing to see here, move on along now

RE: UGA 2012 CHAMPS

August 3rd, 2012
11:21 am

“Dawgs gonna beat Mizzou and roll on to Atlanta.”

Then you rolled out of bed…lol

Wake up Muttley. You’re dreaming again!

Dawgs will finish 9-3 at best.

The Ghost of Wally Butts

August 3rd, 2012
11:22 am

Aw…look on the bright side Dawg fans….at least Vasser didn’t have Damon Evans’ girlfriend riding shot-gun when he got pulled over in Hot-Lanta.

Keith

August 3rd, 2012
11:22 am

Note to UGA Team: Way to much drama going on with you guys. You will be lucky to go 8-4. What was suppose to be a season of promise you have managed to turn into another should have…could have….would have…..year. You want the fan support but yet you keep doing crap that makes UGA look bad. Geez…..grow up!

Pitbull

August 3rd, 2012
11:23 am

Oh my goodness stop the presses and reset the headline!

A kid got pulled over for a DUI!!!!!!!

He plays on the UGA team!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is front page stuff!!!!!!!!

I got it right off the blotter after breakfast!!!!!!

My work is done for the day!!!!!!

Hi, I’m Chip. What’s your name?????

Joe

August 3rd, 2012
11:24 am

So Coach Richt and Mr. McGarity- so now Vasser……..why dont you go ahead and announce the rest of the morons that will miss playing time…..we are sick and tired of UGA in the news for this kind of crap week in and week out.

realist

August 3rd, 2012
11:27 am

hope2013, I agree with you 100%. Not one comment on this message board about why Richt or Gardner didnt know about the character of this kid before they recruited him, or why are they not recruiting character guys. When the black kids are arrested thats all that is painted on the message boards. There are also no “gangstaz” or “hanging with his posie” or “th*g” or “ghetto and hood” references. The black kids are labeled that everytime one gets in trouble. I by no means am taking up for the black kids. All the kids, no matter their race, need to learn from other’s mistakes, gain some pride and get their acts together. But the white kids seem to be protected and shielded from the insults. There is always some justifiable reason to why they got in trouble, or their just being kids, or “its ok, another player will step up until he returns”. There is still a racial divide and insensitivity in this country, and its evident on this message board. This message board is a micronism of what is wrong with our country as a whole when it comes to race. Its the reason why nothing can get done in DC or any other community because racial tensions are so high right now. The black and white race needs to both get their acts together, and we all need to find some civility in this country and some form of rational reasoning. Have a good day

get off your high horse

August 3rd, 2012
11:31 am

@ craig why dont we play the what if game. It didnt happen. But for your sake what if your parents hadnt made love that one fateful night. At least i wouldnt hear your dumb comments.

Thanks Again!

August 3rd, 2012
11:34 am

Thanks again Coach Richt, coaches, Mr. McGarity and members of the UGA football team for once again taking a year that we had so much potential and so much to feel good about and turning it into another sub-par year. Have little doubt we will end up 8-4 IF we are lucky. What is it going to take to get some control over the mess in Athens??????? Oh, and by the way- until this latest suspension, I was one of CMR biggest supportors. No longer!

Jokes

August 3rd, 2012
11:39 am

Mr. McGarity- How will it feel when the entire nation gets to watch Missouri get their FIRST EVER SEC win over us because we cant field a team of starters to play against them. If you dont find that disgusting, something is wrong. We are going to be the laughing stock of the SEC. I for one am sick and tired of it- what is going to take for you to be also?????????????????

ARdawg

August 3rd, 2012
11:40 am

A football player was caught drinking and driving. Woe is us, the sky is truly falling!!!!

You guys really do need a life. Try needlepoint, badmitton, maybe the “Arts”

Wells

August 3rd, 2012
11:55 am

If the DUIs and arrests were only to happen every so often I think the haters would back off. It’s because it’s so common to hear that a player was arrest that people takes shots at the team. Then CMR likes to mention how he’s attempting to coach these men on and off the field but it doesn’t seem like he’s doing very well at either.

get off your high horse

August 3rd, 2012
11:58 am

@ joe im sure they have never made a mistake and you either. You are perfect and so is your family. He did not hurt anybody. Yes it could have happened but it did not. You are the moron. It is a big deal but lets not say this or that could have happened when it did not. Had it then i would be on your side. Unfortunately to many people live in a what if world and not reality. So you can stop with the morons and disgustings for dramatic effects. Oh and i cant wait for you or your kids to get arrested. Oh wait it wont be in the paper because you are nobody

GT proves his lack of knowledge daily

August 3rd, 2012
11:59 am

Gt, Do you keep up with college football? Take a look around the country and see how many players are suspended for games.Obviously you don’t know that coaches are limited by NCAA rules in the time they can spend with players.

Pitbull

August 3rd, 2012
12:02 pm

Here’s the deal: the haters are all posers from Tech trying to run off Mark Richt because he is 11-1 against Tech.

Their strategy is if you can’t beat him then trash him until they can get rid of him.

Notice how they ignor the fact that they have a coach at Tech in Johnson who can’t win at Division 1A without another coaches talent and now that talent is all gone and he can’t recruit.

Could have 100 players on scholarship

August 3rd, 2012
12:07 pm

And it wouldn’t effect the Mizzou game, only 70 players can dress for SEC away games.

Spurrier was Right

August 3rd, 2012
12:09 pm

Burgulary ring on campus to include stealing from teammates, drinking while driving, smoking reefer, eating ‘reefer’ brownies; sawing off serial numbers…didn’t everybody do this in college???

Only if you played football at Georgia under Mark Richt. Disgraceful! SMH

Nimrod Dawg

August 3rd, 2012
12:13 pm

Is it me or does this seem to happen a lot? Go Dawgs!

realist

August 3rd, 2012
12:15 pm

get off your high horse, no one on here is saying anyone is perfect. Everyone has made mistakes. But believe it or not, though it may be hard for you to believe, most people in this country have never been arrested before. Most people in this country have never gotten a DUI. No one thinks their better than these kids. What they are saying is one can learn from the mistakes of others. When you have a number of peers getting in trouble constantly, that should be your reference to what not to do. It does not take for one to get arrested or suspended or kicked out of school before he learns some responsibility. It seems many of you on here feel that it takes for a kid to get in major trouble before he can learn his lesson. It shouldnt take that. There is no excuse for a young adult not being able to realize when he is doing something wrong. The sense of responsibility is gone with some of you fanatics. Hold these kids to a higher standard and they will realize that they need to carry themselves with honor. Not, “everyone drinks, their teens, if you didnt do it you weren’t living”. Thats the problem there. And we do live in a what if world, that why laws are in place. DUI laws are put in place and DUI recipients are taken to prison when pulled over because “if we didnt pull him over when he was swirving from lane to lane and take him to jail, he could have killed someone”. I have made many many mistakes, but never arrested. I learned from them. Everyone wont learn from them like me. But lets not make it the norm for a kid to get arrested or suspended before he is able to understand his mistakes.

PMC

August 3rd, 2012
12:21 pm

Why does UGA always make things harder for themselves?

DawgFan

August 3rd, 2012
12:28 pm

The bottom line is these young men know right from wrong. How many times have they seen that drinking and driving is against the law….. What part do they not understand. If they keep on we will not have a defense for the first 4 games…

get off your high horse

August 3rd, 2012
12:30 pm

@ realist. It might be hard for you to understand that people arent able to correct their mistakes prior to getting arrested bc they are arrested the first or or second or few times it occurs. Not everyone is fortunate enough to avoid the long arm of the law their first mistake like you. And yes many people are arrested for bs and demonized on these message boards for offenses like underage possession of alcohol, dui, and hold your breath possession of marijuana. Very minor stuff. Stop acting like these kids are bad and richt has no control. Im sorry you sat in your dorm room all throughout college but others had a good time. Yes we had to deal with the consequences but that doesnt make you a bad person like so many people would like you to believe. College isnt like it use to be where cops would look the other way. Its all about the money.

ARdawg

August 3rd, 2012
1:19 pm

Wow, filtered to the point no post can go through. All this for poking a little fun at Johnson’s well endowed mams?

DawgNole

August 3rd, 2012
1:21 pm

Pitbull
August 3rd, 2012
12:02 pm

Here’s the deal: the haters are all posers from Tech trying to run off Mark Richt because he is 11-1 against Tech.
__________________

Richt has coached against Tech as UGA’s head coach for 11 years. How, then, is he 11-1 against Tech? We look forward to your explanation.

Jrivers32

August 3rd, 2012
1:52 pm

JP-MIZ

August 3rd, 2012
1:53 pm

Good lord! Is this the new U of Miami? What kind of scummy kids are you guys recruiting down there… may want to implement some standards. I can see the excuses now when Mizzou takes it to the Pups 9/8.

NOT to mention way overrated already at #6 ha what a joke… bark is way bigger than their bite.

[...] Chase Vasser From Atlanta Journal Constitution Chase Vasser, a junior outside linebacker from Gainesville, was arrested for driving under the influence back in May in Atlanta, Georgia officials confirmed on Thursday. The 21-year-old projected starter has been suspended for the first two games of the season as per UGA’s student-athlete conduct code, team spokesman Claude Felton confirmed late Thursday evening. No other information was immediately available on Vasser’s arrest, which occurred May 11 in Buckhead. However, the Athens Banner-Herald reports that Vasser has a scheduled court appearance on Aug. 21 at the City of Atlanta Municipal Court. The suspension of Vasser, who is 21, makes him at least the fourth defensive starter expected to miss playing time for the Bulldogs this season. Cornerback Sanders Commings is already suspended two games for a January arrest on domestic violence charges. Cornerback Branden Smith, safety Bacarri Rambo and inside linebacker Alec Ogletree are also facing suspensions for team rules violations but Georgia has not announced their punishments. ….MORE [...]

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