What, you mean the clip of Vandy center Logan Stewart accelerating like a madman to target Kwame from behind, while the Vandy HC watches on with approval? Logan Stewart has been playing football long enough to know that what he did was not anything to be proud of, but he is too classless to offer an apology. In that clip, the HC appears to be proud of his player's flagrant act, probably even singled that play out during film sessions the next day as an example to other teammates of how Vandy is "not going to take it anymore"! I don't expect Logan Stewart to apologize for his cowardly act but doesn't anyone else associated with Vandy's athletic department, football team or fan base have enough class to apologize on his behalf? The answer is no!
The Southeastern Conference has yet to announce any disciplinary actions against those players and coaches involved in several unseemly incidents in Saturday’s Georgia-Vanderbilt game… but the father of one UGA player says his son is going to miss part of the Bulldogs’ next game.
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Robert Geathers Sr. says his son Kwame Geathers has already been told he will miss the first half of Georgia’s game with Florida on October 29th. And the elder Geathers — a former NFL player — isn’t happy about the SEC’s decision:
“I’ve played football and been around football all my life and if you watch it you see this kid speed up while everybody else is slowing down and he’s locked in on my son’s leg. If you look closely you can see the guy give a thumbs-up to the sideline and the coach telling him ‘good job.’ I was, like, ‘Wow!’ I could be sitting here today telling you how my son’s surgery went.”
And the story now takes yet another turn. You can be sure the next video breakdown posted on the web will try to determine whether or not Vanderbilt’s Logan Stewart was indeed given a “good job” gesture from a Commodore coach following his clip of Geathers.
The elder Geathers is correct to point a finger at Stewart. The shot he delivered was cheap. We would be surprised if he isn’t given a half game off as well for his actions. But Geathers Sr. wants more than that.
He told The AJC that Vandy officials need to “call Goergia and apologize for that kid. I think a good coach would do that. I’m not sure if we’ll get anything out of this but somebody needs to make an example of it and it doesn’t nee to be Kwame.”
Of course, Geathers threw a punch and whether he had a right to be angry or not, throwing a punch either earns you an ejection, a place on the bench for part of the next game, or both.
In Stewart’s case, the SEC will actually have to do a little more interpretation. Clipping does not call for a suspension. There are clipping penalties in every game every Saturday. But a clipping penalty as flagrant as Stewart’s deserves a suspension. And that’s why we expect he’ll be suspended, too…
If the SEC ever gets around to silencing this story.