Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Georgia needed a story like this

As an illustration of "if it bleeds, it leads," I was unaware of this great story from the Macon Telegraph (words that I can't remember ever using before) as it has gotten little or no play in Atlanta. It's a sad commentary that every DUI and driving offense committed by a Georgia player is hyped endlessly, but a story about two Georgia players pulling a number of accident victims from their burning cars doesn't get a mention, I guess because it doesn't fit with the storyline that the media likes to tell about football players. In fact, I only became aware of the story from a national outlet, namely Bruce Feldman's college football blog.

So anyway, kudos to Dennis Roland and Russ Tanner. And remind me to never share the road with Phillip Leachman of Commerce, who was driving drunk on the wrong side of the road with a woman (his girlfriend? wife?) and 11-month old baby (his baby?). Naturally, the baby wasn't even properly restrained. Phillip sounds like a real class act.

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