On April 13, Ludacris performed for 13 minutes at Georgia’s spring game, and was paid $65,000 for it. His contract also included a pretty great rider, which you can read it full at the bottom of this post. It included condoms, juice boxes, and a couple of bottle of Ludacris’s own brand of cognac, and Georgia athletics would like you to know they’re very, very sorry.
AD Greg McGarity apologized to the UGA athletics board of directors in a meeting yesterday.
“I do want to take this opportunity to apologize to our board for mistakes we made with certain aspects of the details of an entertainment agreement,” McGarity said. “Few things in my professional life have bothered me more than this situation. There are no reruns in life so we need to turn the page, learn from our mistakes and do everything we can to make sure errors of this nature do not reoccur.”
That’s kind of vague. What’s in that rider?
“Obviously in retrospect they should have done a more thorough job of reviewing all of the riders,” said UGA president Jere Morehead, “and removing those that were objectionable.”
It it were me I’d be apologizing not for the rider and instead for paying Ludacris $65,000 for 13 minutes when they could’ve just given every player like 600 bucks instead, but hey, I’m not running the program.
Here’s Ludacris’s full contract: