.I've gone on record before with my displeasure for the student run newspaper at the University of Georgia. Unfortunately, it now appears there's a contest to see who's a bigger douchebag than Michael Fitzpatrick. Given my frustration level with their printed drivel, I'll keep this short.
Adam Carlson is bound and determined to ignore facts in an effort to be humorous and downright cute. How else could you explain his opinion piece yesterday? The problem is the word felonious implies that there are actual felonies being committed by the football team. Most people don't need a Law 101 class to understand that speeding tickets and improper emergence from alleys are not felonies in the eye of the law. Hell, even the assault charges against former player Montez Robinson were misdemeanors.
Another problem is that it's not at all cute to ignore the fact that students all over campus are getting caught committing crimes. To cast a lily white finger towards Butts-Mehre only comes across as dim-witted...at best.
Make jokes about 40 times and running from police Mr. Carlson. Maybe your fellow writers, aspiring TMZ journalists will even buy you a Zima for your lack of effort. However, until you use actual facts to justify your opinion, your journalistic integrity is the only felony I see.
UPDATE: DawgFanTC takes Carlson to task in a letter to the editor.