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No One Told Wally Butts Jacksonville Was Hotter For Us Than For Them

The following passage appeared in Fumble, James Kirby’s account of the scandal (and subsequent landmark defamation case) arising out of The Saturday Evening Post’s allegation that Alabama head coach Bear Bryant and Georgia athletic director Wally Butts had conspired to fix a football game between the Bulldogs and the Crimson Tide:

Though Butts had refused to take a lie detector test before he resigned as athletic director, after his resignation he journeyed to Jacksonville, Florida, which his lawyer called "neutral ground," and passed a test administered by Edward L. Quinn, a private detective.

I think it’s rather telling that, in a drama involving the Georgia football program centered around Athens, Atlanta, and Birmingham, Coach Butts’s legal counsel deemed the home of the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party a neutral site.

Go ‘Dawgs!