Originally written on The Lady Sportswriter  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Unless you live under a rock—or actually spend your weekends doing something other than following the off-season actions of college football players—you have heard the unfortunate news that Georgia defensive back, Sanders Commings, was arrested last night.

Commings was taken into custody by the Clarke County Police last night and charged with simple battery/family violence. His bond is currently set at $1,000.00 and, as of this posting, he remains in custody—with no access to visitation.

In the State of Georgia, simple battery is defined as "...intentionally causing harm to another person or touching them in an insulting or provoking nature." It is considered a misdemeanor unless otherwise stated or elevated by additional circumstances. You can read more about those circumstances by clicking the link, but Commings' situation does not apply to any of them—as far as we know.

From a football standpoint, this couldn't come at a more unfortunate time of year as National Signing Day is just around the corner and the coaching staff is spread out like "Country Crock" trying to nail down the guys who will make Georgia's future BCS fortunes easier to come by.

Richt has already made his statement regarding the matter, but you can bet he's not interested in going through another situation like this one at this point in hie tenure.

If you recall, he last encountered something similar with Montez Robinson and, while Comming's situation doesn't appear to be heading in that direction, you have to wonder what the tolerance level for such things will be given the direction the team has been headed over the last year or so.

With so many young players on the team (both currently and on the way), you don't want to send the wrong message about discipline or the much talked about and touted "Georgia Way".

My feelings on this particular matter will be reserved until more information is filtered through to the public. However, from a personal standpoint, I don't hold any good will towards a man who puts his hands on a woman.  Where I come from, real men don't do that sort of thing—period.

At any rate, lets do hope that this isn't going to be the beginning of a string of negative media for the Bulldogs. Things had been fairly quiet for a good while and I was beginning to enjoy the silence.





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