The Alec Ogletree incident is a disgrace. Though it’s only a $35 helmet, that is a distasteful, arrogant act by a young man who feels like he is entitled.
I am not upset at Washaun Ealey in near the same capacity as I am Alec Ogletree. The difference is simple: judgment vs. character.
In Ealey’s case, he showed incredibly poor judgment. He’s young, did something stupid, panicked, and got burned for it. It was stupid to do what he did, but it’s conceivable to that, in his situation, a lot of young kids would run. It doesn’t make it right, but it’s not a true identity of who Washaun Ealey is.
Ogletree, on the other hand, revealed his character. When you walk by someone’s moped, spot their helmet sitting on it, and claim it for your own, that’s a revelation of something deeper than bad judgment. That speaks more on the kind of person he is. There is no room for piracy in Athens, GA. Alec’s actions are really unacceptable. I know, I know- it’s $35. He could pay for the helmet in cash, no big deal. But it’s worse than that. You can’t just take somebody’s stuff and claim it as your own, even if you are the next great defender for the University of Georgia.
I’m not happy at all about this. I’m not sure what I want Richt to do, but I think this is much worse than the actions of Ealey. Can’t wait to see how this one unfolds.