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THE MORNING CONSTITUTIONAL: MARK RICHT HAS LOST CONTROL OF DOUBLE DIPPIN'

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WHEN YOU DIP I DIP WE OH CRAP

Georgia's arc as a program in the criminal sense under Mark Richt follows the football program's: constant, even performance, but never managing to pulling off the really impressive crimes like winning a national title or stealing an oil rig. Florida managed to do both in 2006, and successfully managed the oil rig for several years afterwards. (It's fine, nothing happened to it, Urban Meyer did a great job running the thing, let's change the subject.)

So if "theft by deception" sounds really adventurous, the sad truth is that it is not. Four UGA players were arrested on the sexy-sounding charge, which was actually just them double-cashing their stipend checks, and then expecting no one to notice that the checks had been cashed twice. The UGA Athletic Department did notice, the four were brought in and charged, and now everyone's learned a valuable lesson about why athletes should never be given money, food, thanks, gratitude, or anything but the applause of the crowd. It was enough for high-school dropout George Gipp, and it should be enough for them.

P.S. That's not really what you should take away from this.

P.P.S. Now that they have been arrested for check fraud, all four players are eligible to run for the office of governor in the state of Georgia. Congratulations.