Georgia's McGarity apologizes to board for Ludacris contract

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity has apologized to the athletic association's board of directors following the disclosure that rapper Ludacris was paid $65,000 to perform at the school's spring football game and also was provided liquor and a box of condoms.

McGarity's apology at the board's quarterly meeting on Thursday was first reported by the Athens Banner-Herald.

Ludacris, a three-time Grammy winner, performed for less than 15 minutes before 93,000 fans on April 16. McGarity said more attention should have been given the artist's lengthy hospitality rider.

McGarity says, ''Few things in my professional life have bothered me more than this situation.''

University of Georgia President Jere Morehead said the contract should have been more closely reviewed and items ''that were objectionable'' should have been removed.

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