Trial Postponed So Lawyer Can Travel To See UGA Football Team In Rose Bowl


via Superior Court of Chatham County Georgia

The UGA football program will be making its second-ever Rose Bowl appearance when it makes the trip to Pasadena on New Year’s Day for a meeting with the No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners.

Georgia vs. Oklahoma kicks off the College Football Playoff national semifinals and Bulldogs fans across the nation are gearing up to make the trip to watch their beloved ‘Dawgs fight for a spot in the national championship game.

One of those eager fans is a Georgia lawyer named Patrick Connell.

Connell was set to appear in front of Judge Michael Karpf to argue a bench trial, but a scheduling conflict led to Connell filing a motion to postpone the trial. Connell’s brother secured Rose Bowl tickets and, well, in the south it just means more so the attorney wanted to make the trip to see the game rather than appearing in court.

“The undersigned counsel for Plaintiff learned on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, that his gracious older brother has procured tickets and travel accommodations for him to attend the ‘Granddaddy of Them All’, the 104th Rose Bowl Game, where the 2017 SEC Champion University of Georgia Bulldogs (‘Dawgs’), will face the Sooners from the University of Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff Semifinal in Pasadena, California, on January 1, 2018,” the motion read.

“If the undersigned attends the game, he will need to travel home from California on January 2, 2018, and he will therefore be unable to appear at the bench trial as currently scheduled.”

The judge granted the motion without any issue, allowing Connell to make the trip to witness the game first hand.

Simply incredible.

You can read the full motion by clicking here.

Kickoff between the No. 3 Bulldogs and No. 2 Sooners is set for 5:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated,,, and many others.
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