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February 18, 2013

Alec Ogletree arrested

Pardon me, but outside of being a member of society who should disdain DUI, can someone please explain to me why Alec Ogletree getting a DUI in Arizona should mean anything?

I'm sad for him, and hope he'll start making better life choices, but I seriously doubt this affects him very much long term. This isn't like Orson Charles' DUI, for many reasons, not the least of which is that teams that have concerns about character (or whatever else you want to call it) had those concerns before this incident. At least if my Twitter timeline is to be believed.

The fact of the matter is Ogletree is a human being with human being problems. He also is a Damn Good Dawg and one that has put a lot of himself on the line for Georgia. If there is some sort of causation that the media wants to draw to Georgia athletics and this incident, fine. That'll happen.

I just don't get it being a big story.
PS. I am well aware, extremely and personally well aware, of the dangers of drunk driving. I don't mean to downplay that at all.


Dawgexmachia said...

It's a big deal because thanks to Dear Leader Adams' crackdown on student drinking the normal consequence for a DUI is a suspension from the university for a semester. Then again, your typical DUI student doesn't help the university bring in millions of dollars, so I guess we'll see what happens.

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