According to the Associated Press, Georgia starting quarterback Aaron Murray’s home was “egged and rolled” Saturday night following the Bulldogs 35-7 loss to the Gamecocks.
Murray lives with fellow Georgia player Christian Robinson, a senior linebacker for the Dawgs.
Georgia fans have been waiting a long time for a return to the national championship, and many in Bulldog Nation thought that this was the year.
Here’s more from the AP story:
Georgia coach Mark Richt said he hadn’t heard of the players’ home being hit with eggs and littered with toilet paper until he was asked about the incident on his weekly teleconference Sunday afternoon.
“Sometimes that comes with the territory,” he said. “You’re a public figure and people get upset about things. It’s sad something like that would happen but it’s not shocking people get criticism or something like that happened to them when they’re in the type position those guys are in, especially the quarterback position.”
Richt said every quarterback he has coached since he was an assistant coach at Florida State has had to have unlisted telephone numbers “because you know there’s going to be somebody to call and say something foolish after the emotion of a game. Unfortunately, it’s part of it.”
Six hours after tweeting about the ugly scene at his home, Robinson followed with another post that seemed to follow Richt’s advice.
“Still get to be a hero this morning to little kids at Athens Church,” Robinson tweeted. “There are more important things in life than wins and losses.”
It’s sad to see these guys pour there heart and souls into Georgia football, just to have fans treat them this way. Trust me, they wanted to beat South Carolina just as bad as we wanted them too.
There is still a lot left to play for, including the national title, if we can take care of business the rest of the year.