UGA Fan response to UGA football player arrest(must read!!!)

In case you missed it, a University of Georgia running back(ranked #1 at his position in his recruiting class) was arrested and dismissed from the team this week.

According to a police report issued Friday, the serial number on a 9-millimeter Luger found under the driver’s seat had been scratched off completely, but Crowell denied knowing a gun was there, saying other people drive his car.

Police said the altered ID-mark charge stems from the tampered serial number.

Crowell could face a fine of up to $10,000 and a jail sentence between two and 10 years if found guilty of weapons possession on school property, while a guilty verdict for criminal use of an article with an altered ID mark carries a sentence between one and five years.

Crowell also said teammates Blake Tibbs, Quintavius Harrow, Josh Harvey-Clemons and Sheldon Dawson, who were passengers in the car, had just left a club called Aftermath, according to the police report.

Apparently, this hasn’t been Crowell’s only issues while at UGA. The arrest and dismissal prompted one of Crowell’s teammates, Cornelius Washington, to respond on Facebook to upset UGA fans:

“‘all (of you) think you know so much, but in reality you know
nothing. You don’t know what we come from, you don’t know our struggles, all you
know is the number on our jersies. 99% of you don’t give a crap about us
outside of football. When we’re doing well you’re all in our faces, when things
get tough and we need encouragement you’re nowhere to be found. You’re
fake and I despise you for it. We shall band together guys, we’ve been
working hard and we only need each other. NONE of those outsiders will contribute
to our survival as a team or as individuals, you can guarantee that.

#stickclosetoeachother ~corn washington”

This prompted this amazing response from a UGA fan named Bobby:

OK Mr. Corn, I’ll bite, what oppressive circumstance that none of us can possibly understand are you referencing? Are you suggestingthat none of us come from families that struggled to make ends meet? Maybe none of us were raised by a single parent? Perhaps some of us didn’t eat grilled cheese sandwiches, cheap hot dogs (with no bun), ramen noodles, or fishsticks for dinner AS A TREAT because we came from an era of economic recession that makes today’s seem tame?

Let me tell you something you shortsighted little moron, poor when I was a kid meant something entirely different than it does now.. and we had it good compared to our parents and grandparents who survived on hope, sunshine, and tap water…

When I was a kid, I didn’t have a video game system, the TV in the LIVING ROOM was 19 inches of black & white goodness and it got 4 channels; two of them without adjusting the rabbit ears every few minutes, and one of those channels was PBS – so Sesame Street & Mr. Rogers all freaking day. This TV was shared by 4 people, you dig?

Hell, I woke up everyday wondering if Russia was going to nuke our asses for no apparent reason or if I might spontaneously explode if I didn’t wear a condom during sex…

I grew up listening to Georgia football on the radio – A.M. RADIO! We were lucky if 4 games were televised a year. I never missed a second of ANY game. I would sit in a 120 degree car until the final whistle if need be.

We had one telephone, with a cord and it was a rotary that I had to ask permission to use. I ate in a restaurant 4 or 5 times a year and wore clothes til they either fell off or I outgrew them. We had 2 window units in our house and I didn’t own a car until I was a senior in high school – guess who bought it and insured it?

Crime was high and if we wanted to go somewhere during the day, we walked – often many, many miles. When I started looking for a job, it took 47 applications before I finally got one – at McDonalds, making $3.35/hour. I attended ****** Georgia Public schools that were UN-air- conditioned (you may find it hard to believe, but it actually used to get hot back in the 70s and 80s… who knew?)

I played high school football in the era where coaches only let us drink water once per practice, before there were limitations on when we could start practicing each year, so we practiced all summer if we wanted to start. My helmet had straps inside, not pads – and spearing, clothesline tackles, horse collar tackles, head slaps, and taking cheap shots @ wide recievers & quarterbacks was not only legal, but expected…

I’ve never run a 4.4, never benched 500 lbs and never been visited by a college coach. I paid my own way to college and worked at Pizza Hut wearing brown polyester for 40 hours a week while attending a full load of classes.

My family is full of nuts, my neighborhood kind of sucked, and so did my my prospects. I would have killed to have worn the red & black, just to run onto the field and stand on the ******** SIDELINE – ONCE.

When I screwed up and got a DUI, no one came to bail me out, I went to court alone, paid my fine, did my community service and dealt with it. It sucked, but I figured I learned that was probably something I
shouldn’t do again… So that I could afford my DUI fine, I went without electricity and
and gas for a summer, which meant the only 2 things that worked in my house were the
door lock and the toilet… I ate white bread and canned mushrooms for many weeks in a row because that’s what the gas station on the corner had.. When I was feeling fancy, I’d buy eggs or
*gasp* Chef Boyardee Ravioli…

So now, here we are.. one of your poor downtrodden teammates has suffered unjustly from some heretofor unknown boogey man that clearly has stacked the deck against him.

Nevermind that 3/4s of the state would have loaned him their car and put him up for the night after he decided to stay in state and play for dear old UGA. Nevermind that 65% of the state forgave him the 1st
4 or 5 times he failed a drug test, acted like a petulant little ***** about school or classwork, came out of every game that an opponent busted him in his little ***** assed mouth, and generally acted like a little dreadlocked flower with all of the toughness of a three legged kitten, possessing the
smarts of a window licking retard with water on the brain…

So now he’s taken to driving around with the next generation of UGA players with a gun that apparently
isn’t his and lo & behold, the serial number has been removed ( a Federal Offense that carries a penalty of 2-10 year in the joint).

But it’s clearly not his fault, I mean.. how could it be, he’s been a model citizen since he left Columbus and arrived on the big stage. Every gesture, every nuance would lead the dispassionate bystander to the opinion that this just COULDN’T POSSIBLY be IC1’s gun!

What the **** is the matter with you morons?

I was around when Frank Ros and the boys stole a pig before the 1980 season.. I was aware of the entire defense getting suspended before playing Miami of Ohio in the Tangerine Bowl ( a game I watched on that black & white TV – we lost as a result in spite of being heavily favored), hell I even vaaaguely remember some of the expoilts of Jake Scott…

Every one of those guys was punished in some way that made them want to die & then they contritely returned to the team, better men for it. (Well, except for Scott who told Dooley to **** off and went to play in Canada before becoming a Super Bowl MVP eventually.. but he didn’t whine like a freaking ***** that nobody understood **sniff**, *******, and besides, I’m pretty sure Jake Scott could kill any one of you just by yelling)

How did your boy IC1 fare after his 6 or 7 chances?

Your little boy brains need to catch up to your full grown man bodies before you find yourselves hanging off the back of a trash collection truck IF YOU’RE LUCKY!

You’re blessed with health, superior athletic ability, and keen minds.. every advantage possible. Free school, a huge support system, the adulation of fans everywhere.. and somehow, we just don’t understand?

Understand what, that you’re a freaking moron? That some of you waste these gifts and then whine like a ***** because instead of giving you a 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th chance we dare wonder what’n the hell is the matter with you?

I suppose instead I should EXPECT YOU TO FAIL? Then I would understand, right?

Are you idiots eating lead paint sandwiches between all the bong hits
you’re apparently doing?

Be a freaking man and own up to your situation. It’s not everyone
else’s fault, the quicker that takes root in your addled brain the better.

Take the gifts that are given you – the OBVIOUS advantages the wheel of fortune has allowed you to enjoy and make something out of yourself.. or disappear into oblivion (preferably quietly, lest we think you are an even bigger idiot than you have led us to believe already)

I hope your dad is en route to Athens to kick you in the ***
(because I doubt our candy-assed coach will), you need it…

Your Pal,


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40 Responses to UGA Fan response to UGA football player arrest(must read!!!)

  1. ncsu1987 07/06/2012 at 10:10 AM #

    Wow. Sheer, utter perfection.

  2. tann84 07/06/2012 at 10:14 AM #

    This rant gets an A+ 100/100 grade. You can’t do any better than this. As someone who is black and usually takes the player’s side. The writer is absolutely right. He should not be expected to fail. He doesn’t have it harder than many people that came before him. There is no excuse for having a gun with a scratched off serial number in your car. I hate the culture because it teaches our young men to act like thugs and that’s what cool. And people just buy into it at their own peril while other people are making millions of dollars off of them (and I’m not just talking about college presidents). It isn’t cool, its embarrassing and many people have fought and died so they can be where they are today. They didn’t die so you can act like a fool trying to prove you street. Without our forefathers sacrifice, he’d be sitting on the back of the bus on the way to play football for Georgia southern, a school that would be heavily under-funded and he wouldn’t enjoy the benefits that UGA can give him. I grieve when I hear stories like this. I know these guys are better than perpetuating a stereotype.

  3. JEOH2 07/06/2012 at 10:31 AM #

    As a Black man as well, I often prematurely cringe when these stories come up as well. Yet this guy in his response makes excellent points…players (kids in general) have a sense of entitlement…especially the prodded and pampered elite athletes and students…

    I’d like these kids to have a convo with someone like Jim Brown in private

  4. JasonP 07/06/2012 at 11:01 AM #

    While the fan’s response is spot-on, I read that original FB post and think of my own idiocy back when I was that age. Heck, I’m still an idiot at times but thank God there was no FB or Twitter back then to broadcast my stupidity beyond the actual people that were forced to deal with me. Hopefully everyone involved learns a lesson or two from this.

  5. inhoc... 07/06/2012 at 11:32 AM #

    aw yeah…..thats riiiight. tighten up baby. That rant is spot on. unfortunately the majority of SEC school fanbases fit the bill to what the player is saying. Maybe if players started acting more honoribly they would attract more decent fanbases. Times like this (are seldom) make me not envy the recruiting power these SEC schools have….

    remember this guy?

  6. YogiNC 07/06/2012 at 11:54 AM #

    Every college coach in America should make this REQUIRED reading AND THEN give a test to ensure each player’s understanding (and not just football…EVERY athlete on scholarship). I know some kids have it tougher than others BUT they are being given opportunities that a LARGE percentage of college students do not get, a free ride. With that free ride comes responsibility. I have no doubt TOB makes that abundantly clear, and that being said I’m perfectly happy with the kids he puts on the field. The number of negative stories connected to our team on his watch has been almost nil. Would I love to see us win an ACC championship OR a national one, yep, but not if it costs us our reputation, unlike the flagship.

  7. rdjennin 07/06/2012 at 12:07 PM #

    That deserves a GO DAWGS!!

  8. Packfan28 07/06/2012 at 12:12 PM #

    I have a new hero.

  9. wolfbuff 07/06/2012 at 12:33 PM #

    That should be pinned to the Statefansnation Archive HOF. Well done “Bobby.” As noted above, he touches on a number of topics from entitlement to the relative nature of “poor” to how one deals with adversity. Definitely required reading. I might even make my kids read it.

  10. packalum44 07/06/2012 at 12:59 PM #

    Wow that dude got served. We do live in an era of entitlement and it is repulsive.

    I like when he says I’m pretty sure Jake Scott could kill anyone of you just by yelling. Hahahahaha.

  11. lawful 07/06/2012 at 1:44 PM #

    Somebody should find this guy and offer him a position w/our athletics dept.

  12. JSRy2k 07/06/2012 at 2:04 PM #

    I love how he lambasts the kid’s stupidity but then finishes by inviting him to a higher standard. CornWash, it’s your call dude. The ultimate tragedy is not the one who starts and finishes with nothing but the one who is given all the advantages you have and then squanders them.

  13. Codebrown 07/06/2012 at 2:30 PM #

    Judging by the length of the comment and the proficient use of history, is this LRM posing as an UGA fan?

  14. bill.onthebeach 07/06/2012 at 3:56 PM #


    Don’t ya think “Bobby” might be *needed* more over in O-range County ??

  15. formerpackfbplayer 07/06/2012 at 6:25 PM #

    As a member of some of Dick Sheridan’s teams in the late 80’s and early 90’s, and now a coach in high school, I’m a bit saddened by what has come to Crowell. I’m saddened because too many of our athletes (particularly black male athletes) just don’t get it. And I say this because I am black, came from a single-parent household, and paid my way to college by landing a football scholarship to State. I didn’t know then how lucky I was to be in that situation. So I can understand where his teammate’s anger comes from. However, I don’t agree at all with it. In the end, it won’t matter a bit about how many TD’s you’ve scored for Good ‘Ole State U. if you don’t have a degree. I used to feel a bit like Crowell’s teammate. It’s good that age typically helps you see things in a different light.

    I do wonder what would’ve become of me if youtube and Twitter were around when I was acting a supreme fool. I’m sure I would’ve caused Coach Sheridan to reexamine why he had offered me a scholarship in the first place. I did finally wise up and take care of business and get my degree. I also learned that the lot you start out with in life IS NOT where you have to end up. But there is one thing that can be said to all student athletes- you had better understand the reason why you’re where you are! It’s fine to aspire to want to play in front of Touchdown Jesus- play between the hedges- come running down that hill in Clemson. It’s fine to aspire to play on Sundays. Just remember that while you’re being used to upgrade the stadium, add more to the athletic department’s bottom line, and/or helping your coach make his bonus based on wins/graduation/championships- the only real reason you’re there is to use them to get a degree. Nothing’s guaranteed in life except HARD times. And that goes for everyone- black, white, male, female, etc. If you don’t believe me, just go ask T.A. McClendon. Anyone seen him around lately? Success is fleeting.

    I do hope that Crowell wises up but fear he may not ever. Let’s just try to all use Crowell’s circumstances as a way to teach and motivate those around us who could use his situation as a guide to their own. Let’s just hope that we don’t have this unfortunate situation happen to any of our student athletes.

  16. Rick 07/06/2012 at 6:30 PM #

    Any bets on whether that moron actually was able to read the response?

  17. virginiawolf 07/06/2012 at 6:56 PM #

    If my read is right … “corn” is supposedly a UGA football player. If so, their “candy ass coach” should kick him off the team. If the coach does not do this …. the Bulldog Nation should rise up and boycott all their games. actually, the rest of the team should just kick “corn’s” ass. As for “Bobby” … excellant candidate for Swofford’s replacement.

  18. gotohe11carolina 07/06/2012 at 7:47 PM #

    That is an all time great rant. after my wife, a uga grad, got over the initial disapointment of losing her leading rusher she really got a kick out of the reply. three lrgged kitten will be finding its way into my insult repertoire.

  19. wolfpackdawg 07/06/2012 at 8:39 PM #

    and Corn..I mean the Athletic Dept..cough cough..responds…

    Cornelius Washington has made a statement about his facebook post:


    “To: The Dawg Nation

    I have gotten word that my post on Facebook has gotten a lot of buzz over the past week or so and there are a few things that I would like to say: Although everyone is entitled to their own opinions (even all the people who had negative things to say), I am at fault because no matter how I felt I should never have let those feeling get control of my better judgment. I should have kept it to myself and let the entire situation die down. My biggest regret about the whole thing is that it has cause so much disruption amongst the team. I forgot for a minute that I am here to get an education and play football and that pretty much is the extent of my responsibilities. I am not here to complain about the fanatics and for that I do apologize. I am a leader and I care about the guys that I lead. Believe me, I do know and understand that my teammate made a very bad decision and had to face the consequences, but I rather support him than be negative toward him. I rather help him succeed because I saw all the work that he had put in since spring and I was looking forward to seeing him play! The bottom line is that he has moved on and I’m happy he has found a place to continue his career, but the best thing for UGA football is to let this go and move forward positively. I would like to ask all the fans and supporters out there to help us with this by letting it go also. We have to continue to work hard and do our very best to get to Miami like we planned and I want all of you along for the ride.

  20. YogiNC 07/06/2012 at 8:52 PM #

    Ya think maybe someone put a bug in Mark’s ear about Bobby’s post and got the “candy ass coach’s” attention? I have a feeling corn had a lot of ‘hep’ writing that one, maybe to the point of only attaching his name to it. Then again he could be smarter than “Cupcake” was. I doubt it, but he could be.

  21. wolfpackdawg 07/06/2012 at 9:00 PM #

    Yogi..candy ass is right. Know one has done less with more talent than Mark. Top 5 recruiting class every year…can’t dispute that and has very little to show for it. Last SEC title was in 2005.

  22. Pack1997 07/06/2012 at 9:17 PM #

    PackDawg, when are you going to learn ratings do not mean that much. UGA has had the same problem we did when we had CTC the last few years. They have no QB. CF is an offensive game and you have to have a good QB. Have they been world beaters no, but it is UGA. Outside of Athens no one considers them a perennial national title contender. I think Richt has done a fine job at UGA outside of the off the field issues they same to have every few years.

  23. wolfpackdawg 07/06/2012 at 9:25 PM #

    No QB???? How stupid are you? They had Matt Stafford..the #1 NFL draft pick a few years ago and the current QB, Aaron Murray has played well. Oh..and they lost to UCF two years ago in a bowl, the same year we beat them in Orlando.

  24. Wulfpack 07/07/2012 at 6:05 AM #

    I think Richt is a really good coach that perhaps could use a change of scenery. He’s done well at UGA but of course the Dawgs expect more. He was on the ropes las year and won the SEC East, which shows a lot of fight.

  25. Daily Update 07/07/2012 at 7:11 AM #

    Props to the kid for that response even if it was forced.

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