Georgia DB Maurice Smith explains why he attended SEC title game
Maurice Smith, the Georgia defensive back who made headlines for a nasty divorce with Alabama over the summer, attended the SEC Championship Game last weekend.
Smith was there to support his former teammates, some of whom he says he still shares valuable friendships with.
“Seeing everyone at the game, seeing the parents and seeing them win, it was just a great feeling,” Smith said, per AL.com. “It’s a great feeling to see them and my former teammates shining.”
As Georgia’s starting nickelback, Smith has recorded 44 tackles and two interceptions in 2016, including a pick-six during an upset of then-No. 9 Auburn. He recently said he does not regret leaving Alabama, but did admit he wishes the process had gone smoother.
According to the original story, Smith remains included in a group text along with 20-30 current Crimson Tide players. He has active communication with guys like Ronnie Harrison, Bo Scarbrough, Cam Robinson, Tony Brown, Tim Williams and Deionte Thompson, and others.
Smith says he also still keeps in contact with some of his former coaches.
“I think the relationships have gotten even stronger since the transfer, and that’s both teammates and the staff,” he said.
Smith will suit up one last time when the Bulldogs (7-5) take on TCU in the Liberty Bowl on Dec. 30.