Kirby Smart comments on ‘toxic environment’ claim made by Cade Mays’ lawyer
There’s been a lot of news in 2020 regarding offensive lineman Cade Mays, who transferred from Georgia to Tennessee earlier this year. And it doesn’t appear the saga is quite over just yet.
Mays was recently cleared to play immediately by the NCAA for the Vols in the 2020 season — still waiting on the SEC approval, which came after Mays’ lawyer, Gregory P. Isaacs, claimed that the lineman was in a “toxic environment” during his time with the Bulldogs. However, Mays isn’t yet allowed to play for Tennessee as the school is still waiting for the SEC to sign the waiver to let him get on the field.
When Georgia head coach Kirby Smart met with the media on Tuesday, he was asked about the lawyer’s “toxic environment” claim toward the program.
“Unfortunately, I’m not able to respond to that, so in due time that will play itself out,” Smart told the media. “But it’s not something I’m allowed to comment on.”
Mays, who is entering his junior season, played 25 games for Georgia over the past two years, making 18 starts. However, his time with the Bulldogs didn’t end on good terms as his family sued the school for an incident in which Mays’ father suffered a severed finger during a recruiting visit.
While Mays has now moved on to Tennessee, Georgia will look to keep moving on itself. The Bulldogs are set to open the 2020 season at Arkansas on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET on SEC Network.