Richt was in Valdosta, GA for the obligatory in-home visit with Josh-Harvey Clemons, an outside linebacker declared by ESPN to be the number one high school football prospect in the state of Georgia. Clemons grandfather and legal guardian, Woodrow Clemons, owns a bail bondsman service, which Josh works as a bail bonds agent. Richt, along with offensive coordinator Mike Bobo in tow, went to a Wednesday night Church service with Clemons' family and friends.
"In the middle of the church service, Clemons got a business call. He’s the co-owner of a Bail Bondsman’s service in Valdosta, and three people needed a get-of-out-jail card immediately. Clemons quietly got Josh’s attention and explained the situation, eventually dispatching his grandson and daughter – who are both bail bond agents – to do the prison job.“I told Coach Richt ‘Josh has to go to jail and get somebody out. You can go with him or stay here until he gets back,” said Clemons, who added that Richt initially decided to stay."
Just like any respectful Hollywood movie set in the Deep South, things got a little complicated from there.
"This is where it gets more interesting: “My daughter called because she happened to leave her ID in the van at church,” said Clemons. The ID was needed to post bond for the clients. “Coach Richt and Coach Bobo went to jail with my wife to take the ID to them. Coach Richt wanted one more time to talk with Josh before they hit the road. They talked at jail for about 20 or 30 minutes I guess.”
There's no word if this was Richt's first visit to jail. Though with the record of Georgia players winding up in trouble with the law for one reason or another, there's at least an outside chance that it wasn't. At least this was a situation where the player he was going to see wasn't the one behind bars.
(via the Atlanta-Journal Constitution)