I like Chip Towers. For the record, I don't think he is out to get UGA. He is in a tough position, due to the pressure on him to generate hits for his employer's website, so I could triffle a bit about the wording of his headers, but I assume part of that is driven more by editors than Chip.
Is his article professing not to have anything out for athletes or UGA weird? Yes, and I think he is better than that. He rightfully pointed out that Georgia law requires a jail visit for driving without a license. He used appropriate qualifying language about the minor nature of the tickets. It was a very balanced article.
And before you we get all but the AJC doesn't cover Georgia Tech or other schools like this, that is more on the reporters covering those schools than Chip (or the AJC for that matter). There are two things that generate hits in the Atlanta market: Negative pub on Georgia and positive pub on Alabama. Chip, like others in his position, are in a tough place due to this. Because their editors really know it.
His article was just a weird thing to write, IMHO.
-Advice to the new kids on the block (Blutarsky)
For an alternative view:
-Chip Towers is full of crap (The Grit Tree)