Free Ryan Pickren
All additional proceeds will be distributed equally to The Georgia Fund and GT Roll Call, the unrestricted annual funds for the two schools in commemoration of this great/historic college rivalry!
Below are some links that explain the situation in detail:
“Released on a $5,000 bond Dec. 23 after spending a night in Clark County Jail, Pickren faces a maximum of 15 years in prison and a $50,000 fine […] for what amounts to a harmless prank.”
-Saturday Down South
“Good old-fashioned prank”
“Relatively innocuous, and something that may even have been funny to some people.”
-Tom Jackson, UGA’s vice president for public affairs
“A Georgia Tech student accused of hacking the University of Georgia's online calendar and posting a message stoking the schools' football rivalry has been indicted.”
-New York Times
Thanks for your help,
As a band member I've had UGA fans throw multiple glass bottles at me and verbally and physically assault tech fans and students. How about we indict them instead?
I never knew successfully predicting the future was illegal.
Lol Brian Griffin thinks that Bama fans are purists.... I guess thats why that stupid redneck poisoned some trees that mean absolutely nothing. The state of Alabama needs to keep hanging on to college football!!! Because thats all that shithole will ever have.....
Roll Tide. Bama fans are college football purists and would never stoop down so low as to pull pranks. There's just no room for it in sports.
"It's misleading to even call this a "hack." He basically used http://calendar.uga.edu/submit/ to make the post. It's akin to posting a comment on a YouTube video. There was no hacking whatsoever."
He did deserve to be indicted. Maybe he'll think twice before committing criminal trespass next time. You reap what you sow!
it blows my mind that people are saying he deserved it. I think the game isn't important compare to the situation at hand. This rivalry between tech and UGA was obviously meant to create fun competition, but it seems most UGA fans thinks the rivalry is something to stake someone's life over.
Mutthurt's too real in these comments. I hope Ryan doesn't get his life ruined for a prank, way more than I hope the Gaggers enjoy their low tier bowl win and three loss season.
To those making comment on what constitutes an "ass kicking" please note that the calendar entry was made as a future event PRIOR to the actual game day. It is immaterial anyway compared to a felony charge for an innocuous prank. Can't imagine what Auburn's students would have gotten today for greasing the train tracks back in the 19th century.
The young man will now be a felon for rest of his life, think of the missed jobs and the rights you lose with that stamp. Best not to prank when a felony is involved. Actually kind of makes him not to smart....
Break a law**
To the people who are saying a 6 point win isn't a whipping so they clearly don't know what a whipping is over at Tech, you do know he posted this before the game, right? It wasn't supposed to be an accurate prediction, it was trash talk. That would be like me going to everyone who said UGA was going to win and saying "you know to win you have to have more points than the other team, so they clearly don't teach you the definition of winning at your school." Also, it's ironic to me that people are saying he was too stupid to know it was a crime, and if you break a crime it's only right you face the consequences when I heard the same argument used to defend your running back when he broke a clear NCAA regulation and you said "oh but the rule is outdated so he shouldn't be punished." Which one is it?
UGA fumbled twice on the 1 and y'all call it a butt whippin. A butt whippin is a W 12 out of 14 yrs. When you struggle like that you forget what it's like to bear a team and you just assume no matter how much you win by that you kicked butt. This kid has no common sense. If you act stupid then you get what you deserve. Carry on nerds.
Sage will never go to jail and will, in fact, become a hero and a legend. The redneck cop who had him arrested will just go home to his trailer and his redneck family and also become legendary, but as a fool, not a hero
Hacking as a prank? Not too smart; odds are they will just slap his fingers.
To people commenting about the game, this isn't about a college football score or even the rivalry itself, it's about a bright young guy having the potential of receiving a life-ruining sentence due to accusations that he did something that was both harmless and trivial because of an outdated and ambiguous law. If you're too dense to look past a college football rivalry when it comes to an issue like this, then honestly I feel sorry for you
This is the most absurd thing I have ever seen. Anyone who knows Ryan knows that he is the most courteous, polite hard working young adult. For UGA to do this is sickening
Smart enough to hack UGA but too stupid to know it's a crime, yep he'll go far. Last I checked 6 points wasn't an ass whoopin
The final score was not indicative of the pounding UGA took on both sides of the ball this year, plus UGA being aided by a WTF 14 point swing touchdown. You gaggers are the epitome of mutthurt. It was a great prank. Thanks for playing. 30-24.
Too bad they don't teach the definition of an "ass whooping" at Tech. Losing by single digits in OT definitely isn't an ass kicking - losing a 20 point lead is, however. Remember that? He got what he deserved, hacking is a crime.