The fuzziness of the spat between Billy Morris and Dr. Ricardo Azziz got even fuzzier when Morris’ paper sold four full-page ads to his fellow Augusta National member Nick Evans. The four pages were filled with names (arranged by first name, not last — wouldn’t want to make it easy to digest now, would we?) of people opposed to the name change championed by Azziz.
From our brief perusal, Morris and Evans are the only two members of Augusta National who have come out against Azziz. They also appear to be the only two citizens tied to a board affiliated with MCG/GHSU/ASU to resign in protest.
That limited number is more significant than you might think.
As any Girl Scout parent will tell you, when those sign-up sheets come home, they head straight to work or wherever your buds with cash are. The green jackets don’t seem to operate that way, however.
One thing is for certain, though — the Augusta Chronicle is on a tear for this man’s scalp. It may work, it may not. The ball, it seems, is in the Augusta National’s court, because if there is any one entity in town more powerful than Azziz (sorry Billy), it’s the National.
Should they decide they’re no long amused, the good doctor will be studying mice in Omaha and the university (gotta love that A) will get to keep that local name and all it projects. You Might Also Like: