If you live in Colquitt County, GA, some of these names might sound familiar to you as several of these black teens were also members of “last year’s Colquitt County Packers state champion football team”:
“Six teenagers participated in the burglary and were joined by a seventh at the time John Hester Sr. was shot at the end of the driveway of his 353 Hwy. 256 residence, according to information released by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation on Thursday.
Three of the seven teenagers arrested were members of last year’s Colquitt County Packers state champion football team. One of those three was a standout player who would have been a starting running back this year.
In a news release, the agency released the names of the six accused in the burglary that occurred July 5 in the 100 block of Lonnie Brookard Road. Those six teenagers and a seventh teen also have been charged in the killing of Hester.
Hester, 68, was taken to Colquitt Regional Medical Center after being shot after he apparently confronted the teens and exchanged gunfire at about 11 p.m. He was later transferred to Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, where he died at about 10 a.m. on July 6.”
If history is our guide, we’re not willing to rule out the possibility that Tykerious “Grumpy” Jones might get a “second chance” and eventually end up landing at Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide, Mark Richt’s University of Georgia, Steve Spurrier’s University of South Carolina, Jimbo Fisher’s Florida State or Gus Malzahn’s Auburn.
Last year, a thief and a rapist won college football’s Heisman Trophy and emerged as the NFL’s #1. draft pick. I would suggest applying to my own alma mater, Auburn, which is no stranger to burglaries and shootings involving black football players. I’ve been told that Bo Jackson couldn’t even read when he put on an Auburn uniform and burglary wasn’t the end of Cam Newton or Michael Dyer’s college football career. At Auburn, we never know who will play in the fall because there is no way to know who will be arrested, ruled academically ineligible, or which sucka will get shot in the offseason.
The SPLC has denounced the C of CC for spreading what it calls a “false narrative of a victimized white majority under siege by allegedly violent people of color in the United States.” Whether it is black rapists who win the Heisman Trophy or black star high school running backs arrested for murder, there is no denying that high school, college, and professional football has a serious problem with violent black athletes.