The last thing Georgia tight end Arthur Lynch expected to be doing in the early morning hours after Saturday night’s Georgia loss at South Carolina was picking toilet paper out of the trees at the two-story house he shares in Athens with four other teammates.
“A little salt to an open wound,” Lynch said.
Linebacker and housemate Christian Robinson suspects the toilet paper rolling around the property off South Church Street and the eggs thrown at the house were done by disgruntled Bulldogs fans.
“There was more positive feedback from fans and friends and things than there was negative,” Lynch said. “People make choices. You’ve got to go on. It was kind of disheartening, but at the same time when that kind of went public I had friends that I haven’t talked to since my freshman year that were like `Hey, we haven’t given up. Shame on the people who did that. Just keeping moving forward. You guys are going to bounce back like you did last year.’”
Robinson tweeted to his followers on Twitter early Sunday morning that the house—which they share with quarterback Aaron Murray, snapper Ty Frix and fullback Dustin Royston–was egged and rolled.
“Thought we were in this together,” Robinson wrote.
The players returned home after 3 a.m.
“It was like a Halloween roll stuff,” Lynch said.
Robinson heard from neighbors that the house was already hit by 1 a.m.
“It’s a small group,” Robinson said of the suspected vandals. “That’s what I’ve been hearing people talk to me about is it’s a small group of people. Right when it happened, I had like 700 people tweeting me reminding me of that. …They probably won’t speak about it because there are so many people who would turn them in.”
Police came out and took pictures, Robinson said.
“Our landlord had never experienced anything like this,” Robinson said. “They picked up an egg carton and they were going to dust it for fingerprints or something like that. It better not be a repeat offender.”
Lynch picked the toilet paper out of the trees. He said he didn’t want that remaining by the time the sun came up.
“We couldn’t get the egg out, but they pressure washed it,” Robinson said. “It was on the windows. That was the hardest part trying to get it off.”
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