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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Two UGA players come to aid at accident scene

The inclement weather led to a couple Georgia football players performing a seasonal good deed.

Tailback Washaun Ealey and linebacker Mike Gilliard helped a student bus driver who had crashed into a set of trees late on Wednesday night. The incident occurred at the corner of Cedar and Sanford, where the roads were wet and icy.

According to an account provided by each player, the pair was driving home, behind the campus bus, when it hydroplaned and ran into some trees. The bus, which was empty other than the driver, stayed upright. But the players saw a limb sticking through a window, and could hear the student bus driver, a woman, shouting for help.

“We just wanted to help her out, that’s all,” Gilliard said.

Ealey stopped the car, and the two players got out, then pried open the back door to the bus. When they got inside, the driver was still in the driver’s seat.

“She was panicking. She was crying. She was thanking God that she didn’t get hurt,” Ealey said.

“I guess she was just scared to move, basically,” Gilliard said. “She said everything was OK.”

The players helped the woman out of the bus, then stayed with her a few minutes until police showed up. Then the players went about their night.

“We just started calling everybody,” Ealey said, laughing.

Indeed, the word quickly spread around the team.

“Mike and Washaun think they’re superheroes now, like they lifted a bus or got a cat from a tree,” Rambo said, smiling. Then he turned more serious: “That was a good thing they did. It shows they care and they love everybody. It shows how they were raised up. Anybody could’ve kept going, but their parents raised them to stop and help out.”

Head coach Mark Richt commended the players in a statement.

"Those two guys did a very good deed," Richt said. "They stopped and helped out and I'm proud of them. The assisted someone who was in distress, which is a good thing."

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

When the police arrived on the scene why didn't they arrest the two footbal players immediately?

Anonymous said...

I am surprised the police did not check their driver's licenses to make sure that they were not expired before allowing them to leave teh scene. :) In all seriousness, nice to see a positive story about our players off the field.

King Jericho said...

The first thing the officer(s) said when arriving on the scene:

"Did you guys do this?"

After a breathalyzer, running licenses, and a search of the players car based on probable cause (they're football players), they were free to go about their business.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't Ealey have a suspended license?

UGA69Dawg said...

AJC Headline UGA Players involved in bus wreack.

Anonymous said...

So does this cancel out that hit and run Ealey did?

Andy said...

AJC Headline 2: UGA Players Vandalize Campus Bus, Destroy Handicap Doors

<--- Dawg Stephen Himself said...

Andy, your posts are funny, but also probable, especially if that idiot schultz gets a hold of it

Muckbeast said...

Every post so far here is comedy gold. Sad, true, but funny.

Rick said...

Was there a scooter involved?

Anonymous said...

Ealey stopped? I hope he is more elusive this fall.

In all seriousness it is good to see nobody was in trouble and they did help.

Anonymous said...

I heard Ealey fumbled with getting in the bus. I kid. Glad no one was hurt.

Anonymous said...

There's a joke about Jimmy Williamson in there somewhere...

Anonymous said...

Ealey and the G Man are great guys. The idiots on this blog making negative comments about a good samaritan act should be banned.

Rick said...

Ealey and the G Man are great guys. The idiots on this blog overreacting to jokes made in good spirits should be banned.

ChrisDawg said...

On another note Jay Rome has listed his final two teams. Ga and Tennessee. He says no Clemson.

Then you have Crowell and Drew with Ga in there top two.

I have yet to see any recruiting news involving Ga and Jenkins. All I see is where he is committed to Ok St. What are our real chances with this guy?

King Jericho said...

@ Anon 12:10

Agreeing with Rick, I HIGHLY doubt anyone commenting here actually thinks our team is a bunch of thugs. We've been slapped with stupid arrests that would easily go under the radar or not even happen at other schools and that's what we're jesting about: the UGA/ACC police department are some of the worst in the country.

Jimmy Williamson said...

You can all kiss my behind.

And one more thing...I'M NOT STAFFED TO HANDLE NIGHT GAMES!!!

Anonymous said...

Most of the arrests have been for drinking. When I was in school you could drink at 19 and now you could be your 3rd year in before you can legally drink so I see the temptation. The players need to be smart but critics acting like a 20 year old who had a drink or ticket is a criminal is just plain dumb.

Anonymous said...

Man i used to drink at age 15 and when police caught us they took us home to our parents , that was not a good thing parents were tougher than a ticket.But the standards people try to hold kids to these days and consequences when they cross the line are just ridiculous.Don't get me wrong high standards are a good thing just need a little mercy when they fail,instead of the stoning they receive in the press.Sincerely dawgofdasouth.

Jeff Schultz, AJC " said...

This is not the type of news I like to hear. It makes it harder for me to write my columns. I prefer to make a huge deal about petty incidents.