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Daniel Burnett Resigns As The Red & Black's Editor

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The editor of the University of Georgia's student newspaper has resigned after he was asked to leave the president's box during a school football game against Georgia Tech. Also present in the box were the governor and the governor-elect.

Daniel Burnett, 22, told his former paper, the Red & Black, that he had been drinking at a tailgate prior to the game. An assistant to UGA President Michael Adams said that Burnett was asked to leave because of disruptive behavior.

Burnett said he talked with Adams, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue and Governor-Elect Nathan Deal once in the box. He was invited to the president's box on behalf of the newspaper.

"I think someone smelled the vodka," Burnett told the Red & Black Monday. "I was talking to people, I don't believe I was being disruptive. But they have the right to escort anybody out. I don't have a problem with that."

A spokesman for the governor told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Burnett's conversation with Perdue was "friendly and very brief."

Both Burnett and the publisher of the Red & Black plan to send letters of apology to Adams.

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