AF: How unfair is it that Todd Gurley is out and Jameis Winston is still playing? For Winston, no one has paid that much for an illiterate signature since "Shoeless" Joe Jackson.
DS: Logically, one could say it's fair because only Todd Gurley has had someone come forward and say "I paid that guy to sign autographs." I get that. I also logically know that Jameis Winston didn't sign 900 items for one person just for funsies. In other words, I'm a realist, I understand why the University is doing what it's doing. But it does gall me just a little that so many players have been implicated in autograph investigations over the past couple of seasons, but Gurley is the only one to miss significant time. If you ask Georgia fans, many will tell you it's the latest example of our administration being the only one in the conference not yet aware that Emperor NCAA has no clothes. Self-flagellation is kind of what we do, whether it's our drug policy which suspends players for a first failed test, or our dealings with the NCAA. This is one reason why Athletic Director Greg McGarity finds himself far more unpopular recently than Mark Richt (more on that below).