[The bowtie holds his foreskin back.]
That Michael Adams sucks is not news. We have proudly been out in front of that issue that Michael Adams is a big fat liar. And a hypocrite.
But even we were surprised to hear about something that is sleazy and inappropriate, even by Adams's
Sadly, this is par for the course with Adams. Deloitte and Touche's scathing audit described in detail how Adams has abused his office and lined his pockets by putting his wife on the payroll and throwing his son a Foundation-expensed invitation-only law school graduation party for his son David Adams, among other accounting irregularities.
I am a crook. And I'll misappropriate University money for my personal use. Get over it.
Adams is shameless. The AJC report details that "[a] massive group, including the president's official party of 89 people, made the trip and went to numerous parties, all paid for by the athletic association...including President Adams and his wife, Mary. The athletic association paid for their hotel room and valet parking, gave guests and their spouses each a per diem for meals and paid or their travel to New Orleans and back via a mileage equation."
[Photo: this is the antithesis of the decidedly family unfriendly party Michael Adams threw--but UGA paid for--at Pat O'Briens in the French Quarter.]
Think Adams might be apologetic or chargrined for being exposed as a cheapskate sleaze bag? Then you don't know Mike Adams. Adams told the AJC "Of course, it's all paid for by athletic association monies, which is part of the revenue created by the bowl. So it's all part of that bowl culture, and I think that's an important concept. The bowl committees like to have the representation of the athletic and academic community to take part in what they're doing. When we were there, Hawaii also had an official traveling party. Every bowl does. It's a work week for me."
Work week? Puh-leeze.
It will be interesting to see who Adams surrounded himself with during his "work week." Sure, Congressman Paul Broun was there, along with Senator Johnny Isakson. But what about the other 87 people? I'm betting the whole Adams clan was there, with spouses, along with family friends, hangers-on, and anyone else Adams could squeeze in on UGA's tab. Perhaps some intrepid Georgia Sports Blog reader will decide to file an open records request on Adams seeking the identity of each and every one of the members of the "Presidential Party."
If I've said it once, I'll say it a thousand times: I wouldn't piss on Mike Adams if he were on fire, less'n I could piss gasoline.