When Mark Richt coached at Georgia, his knack for ejecting a few players per offseason gave rise to a meme: MARK RICHT HAS LOST CONTROL OF [THING].
Its roots are in Atlanta Journal-Constitution comment sections, where perpetually panicked Dawg fans and their preying rivals would shout to the rafters about every Georgia player booted, as if actually punishing players for misdeeds is a sign of a lack of discipline. From there, it became a big joke on college football Twitter, where for a while, every problem in world news was immediately blamed on Richt.
(Georgia does have tougher drug discipline policies than its rivals -- new coach Kirby Smart agrees.)
Anyway, after two Canes were arrested this week, it was clear MARK RICHT HAS LOST CONTROL OF MIAMI. Except:
The case against at least one of the University of Miami football players arrested on Wednesday night will not be prosecuted by the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, with the other player expected to get the same resolution when he goes to court.
Trevor Darling and Jahair Jones were arrested in Miami Beach for "resisting officer without violence,'' according to the arrest affidavits obtained by The Miami Herald.
One of the players, Jones, who spent the night at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, appeared in misdemeanor bond court Thursday and had the case dropped.
"They determined the arrest form was legally insufficient to substantiate the criminal charge," Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office spokesman Ed Griffith told the Herald on Thursday.
In other words, the legal terminology used for the charge was incorrect.
MARK RICHT HAS REGAINED CONTROL OF MIAMI.
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