Is No Punishment for Stafford the Right Call?
That's pretty much the way Georgia coach Mark Richt has decided to handle the recent photos of Matt Stafford, Kegmaster. In case you don't know, pictures of Stafford hefting a keg over his head on rolling on the ground with various other, presumably inebriated young people at a NASCAR race in Talladega popped up on the internet late last week. Richt has said he will "talk to his sophomore quarterback about the pictures, but will not address the issue publicly or punish Stafford in any way that would affect his playing or practice time," according to Georgia athletic department spokesman Claude Fenton.
The photos were especially embarrassing for UGA due to the recent second arrest of linebacker Akeem Hebron for underage drinking. plus, the young lady in the photos with Stafford is apparently an Auburn fan, and you just can't have that. As for the pictures, most people who have been to college (or an NASCAR race) probably have similar photos of themselves stashed away somewhere. What Stafford is most guilty of here is being stupid enough to let someone take pictures of him in that situation in the first place, being that privacy for public figures is nearly non-existent these days.
Stafford was not arrested or charged with anything. In my opinion, Richt made the right choice about how to handle the situation. What do you think?