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Sprints Won't Be Riding Taxis With Georgia Football Players // 04.02.10

Georgia football players are terrorists!
Not really. Four individuals who might be Georgia football players allegedly made terroristic threats on a taxi-van Saturday night. Talk about sentences I never expected to write.

Capt. Clarence Holman said Thursday that he has re-interviewed one witness and plans to conduct further interviews in a case in which a married couple claims they were physically and verbally abused during a taxi-van ride home from downtown Athens early Sunday morning. ...

"Right now, it's speculation," coach Mark Richt said Thursday night. "We don't know anything for sure, but I'm aware of the report. I'm just waiting to see what's going to happen from here really. I don't want to over or under react at this point." ...

The couple told police they entered a taxi at 2 a.m. on Sunday near the Mellow Mushroom. The taxi driver picked up three intoxicated white men downtown and then four black men carrying bratwursts in front of The Grill.

The husband told one of the men, who sat behind the couple, that the brats smelled good and asked how much they cost.

"Shut up you stupid white racist (expletive)," the man replied, according to the report.

Mellow Mushroom? Bratwursts? Are we sure these people weren't tripping?

In case you were wondering, Hale reports that this is not an April Fools' Day joke. Which makes you wonder: What are Georgia football players -- or any other self-respecting people -- doing riding in a taxi-van?

Watch your verb tense there
John Wall and Kentucky head coach and noted humanitarian John Calipari talk about Mr. Wall's post-college plans ... er, potential post-college plans.

Calipari appeared to let the cat out of the bag during the ceremony when he told the gathering that Wall wanted to be the first player to "leave after one year and still get his degree."[para] But Wall denied that he has made a final decision or that he has signed with an agent.

"I had a great time at Kentucky, and I haven't made my decision yet," Wall said. "I'll make it in the next week or two."

Had a great time? That kind of gives it away, no?

It'll still be a few years before everyone in Tuscaloosa is required to have a picture of him in their home
Nick Saban's statue will be "unveiled" in August.