Georgia Tech’s Arrogance Cost Them

The cover up is worst than the crime.  We heard that about Richard Nixon and Watergate, Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, and Jim Tressel and Ohio State.  Now, we see that partially in the Georgia Tech news.

How the Athletic Departments in Athens and Atlanta hanndle their business should be a text book example of what to do and what not to do if the NCAA comes calling. 

I don’t often do this, but I have to agree with Jeff Schultz on this one.  Georgia Tech must take down their ACC Championship Banner and are fined $100K.  Pretty harsh for $312, but if you think about it, it is not so bad.  No loss of scholarships, no bowl bans or anything of that nature.

But the reason they are in this mess is not becuase of the $312 worth of stuff that was or was not given.  It is they were not honest with NCAA investigators and did what the NCAA told them not to do.  The NCAA told them they had two players who they were investigating, and not to tell.  What does Tech do?  They play the aforementioned players, and tell them about it.

Look at how Georgia worked the A.J. Green situation last year.   The NCAA let UGA know about the possible infraction, and Claude Felton, Mark Richt and A.J. Green were all mum on the case.  For the UL-L game, Georgia didn’t play A.J. Green.  They hadn’t heard anything and had a choice:  take a gamble and play him, or play it safe.

Georgia Tech gambled and won short term, but eventually lost.  Like all arrogant, free wheeling gamblers, their risks caught up to them.



2 Responses to “Georgia Tech’s Arrogance Cost Them”

  1. 1 Granite July 15, 2011 at 11:51 am

    “Like all arrogant, free wheeling gamblers, their risks caught up to them.”

    You leave Mike Leach out of this. He’s a good man.

  2. 2 Cojones July 15, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Yes, I remember. Also remember that the tosu crap went on simultaneously.

    So, using Tech’s punishment as a yardstick we should expect the Death Sanction on the tosu program. Sorry, the “storied program” crud was all used up by Tressel and his monumental arrogance matched by many of the tosu-deluded fans.

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