Sheldon Richardson apologized to Richt about his “old man football” comment


“Old man football” turned into grown man football this weekend, as Georgia really exerted its will on Missouri in the second half, and Georgia’s defense pushed Mizzou into submission.

The biggest storyline heading into the game was Missouri’s DT Sheldon Richardson locker room material, which he provided all last week with his ill-advised comments regarding ‘old man football’.

He apparently apologized to Mark Richt after the game Saturday night, as Georgia chanted “Old-Man-Foot-Ball” late into the night.

Associated Press photographer LG Patterson saw the apology unfold and described the scene to

“After Coach Richt stopped his players from jumping on the MU logo at center field, Richardson walked up to Richt and leaned towards his ear and said something I couldn’t hear. As coach walked away, he turned to Richardson and said ‘Apology accepted.’”

Missouri needs more players like Richardson, not for their mouth, but for their impact on defense. While Richardson had diarrhea mouth, he proved he could play some football and hang with SEC defensive tackles.



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  • No one else including other media or fans at the game saw UGA players “jumping on the Mizzou logo”. The majority of players went over to the corner of the end zone and celebrated with the UGA fans that made the trip. Seems like sour grapes to me…

    Good on Richardson for apoligizing. Great addition to the league.

  • It takes a big man to apologize and an even bigger man to accept. Great job by both sides.

  • I really hope all the Georgia fans had a great time at Ole Mizzou! I am a huge Tiger fan and am looking forward to introducing all SEC fans to our team and town. In football we will get better. In basketball we should be a force right from the start.

    • Yea in basketball it’ll be good to have someone who can play with and against Kentucky. We needed the improvement in BB. But the Mizzou football will be good as well, always has been a pretty good team and with more emphasis on defense added to the offense, eventually Mizzou will be a force to be reckoned with. Welcome to the SEC!