I just had to clear the air on this subject a little bit (and puff up my Martin "Investigative Blogger" Van Dawgin" street cred). First off, making a potentially life-changing decision like stealing a sh!t ton of electronics is never an idea that anyone ever seriously thought was a good one.
Secondly, marketing said electronics all over the interwebs without fear of repercussions isn't the best way to go about getting away with it. Now that all of these facts have been established for the 432nd time, I wasn't surprised when I heard this at 10:30 this morning- and there's a good reason why.
After hearing about the locker room thefts on Thursday, I heard some chatter over the weekend that a certain recruit from Columbus was involved. Though I didn't hear a specific name, it was pretty obvious that said recruit was a CB visiting from Carver on Thursday. After doing a little perusing, and it wasn't hard to find, I stumbled upon Deion's Twitter page, which can be found below:
So, needless to say, that was a pretty good indicator that the rumor I heard was accurate.
After mulling it over for 5 minutes and calling Dawgola to tell him about it, I decided that it probably wouldn't be a great idea to post something like that. Either way, those people who called me, in effect, the Northern Georgia Chapter of the Gator Club yesterday, would have completely lost their mind. Complete and utter blogosphere firebombing would have occurred pretty quickly thereafter. The usual, "Innocent until proven guilty (which I am a firm believer in, but when you're guilty, it's just a formality really)" would have easily been brought to my attention 46 times along with a host of other "you're not a legit journalist" acknowledgements. Yeah, I know folks...
And I know you probably don't believe me. After all I'm just some lowly little Georgia blogger. If you have a chance and don't buy it, just go and ask Bernie Dawg how he found out. He wasn't surprised yesterday morning either. I guess I missed my boat to gain some readers, but hopefully I won't lose any respect (of what I have left after all our readers quit reading yesterday) in the long run.
Even after all of that, I had hoped I was wrong. Making a decision like that is never something that you wish on anyone, even an Auburn guy... well... hmmmm... Anyway, I really hope all of the players get their stuff back (though, that doesn't appear likely) and this kid learns a gigantic lesson. Life is short and you only get one of them.