Cheating Savannah boyfriend goes public with plea

Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 9:47 PM
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SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Many people went to a place of worship on Sunday to atone for their sins and seek forgiveness.

SAVANNAH -- Greg Tracy stands in the Waffle House parking lot at Ga. 204 and King George Boulevard on Sunday displaying the sign he hopes will get his girlfriend to forgive him for cheating on her  Morris News Service
Morris News Service
SAVANNAH -- Greg Tracy stands in the Waffle House parking lot at Ga. 204 and King George Boulevard on Sunday displaying the sign he hopes will get his girlfriend to forgive him for cheating on her

Not Greg Tracy.

The 22-year-old soldier, stationed at Hunter Army Airfield, spent an hour standing at the corner of Ga. 204 and King George Boulevard on Sunday afternoon as part of his quest to get his girlfriend to forgive him for being unfaithful.

He wore a Scooby Doo hat and carried a large sign, decorated with balloons, that outed him as a "dog" and a cheater. His handmade sign also pointed out he "lost an amazing girlfriend."

"I lied and cheated," said Tracy. "I have a list of things I have to do to win her back."

The path toward forgiveness comes with six steps. In addition to standing outside with his sign, he also:

-- Called a local radio station, explained what he did wrong and admitted he lied to her, and dedicated a song to his love.

-- Made a timeline of things he remembers about her that are special.

-- Gave her the passwords to his e-mail account, as well as his Facebook and MySpace pages.

-- Must make a YouTube video about why he's doing all this.

So far, she has yet to reveal the sixth and final task to him.

While Tracy stood on the street corner Sunday, some people yelled at him from their vehicles, some stopped to talk to him and take pictures, and one guy threw a drink at him. As far as he knows, his girlfriend was not among those who saw him.

He seems to be learning his lesson, and has advice for others.

"She's a smart girl," he said of his girlfriend. "Eventually it's going to come out.

"Don't lie. Don't cheat. This is not fun."

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Taylor B
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Taylor B 10/10/10 - 09:55 pm
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Ha!

Ha!

Dixieman
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Dixieman 10/10/10 - 09:59 pm
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I give him credit for trying!

I give him credit for trying! He must really love her and have realized his mistake. Hope she will give him a second chance.

pommom38
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pommom38 10/10/10 - 10:29 pm
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He gets an A for effort. He

He gets an A for effort. He doesn't deserve a second chance. He should have thought about it before he did it.
There's no excuse for cheating on someone you *love*.. JMO

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 10/10/10 - 10:35 pm
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What a crazy world we live

What a crazy world we live in.

tckr1983
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tckr1983 10/10/10 - 11:57 pm
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Ha! This is called payback...

Ha! This is called payback... 50 bucks says she's embarrassing him before she tells him to hit the road.

carcraft
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carcraft 10/11/10 - 05:16 am
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Why wold she take him back?

Why wold she take him back? I think he is PW'd, I'm with pommom 38!

corgimom
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corgimom 10/11/10 - 06:04 am
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When people show you what

When people show you what they are, believe them.

Although his sign is correct- as in PS I am a -------

momster59
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momster59 10/11/10 - 06:06 am
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If he cheated on her, he'll

If he cheated on her, he'll do it again. He just wants to have his cake and eat it too. I say she lets him make a fool of himself and finds a man she deserves.

KSL
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KSL 10/11/10 - 06:14 am
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I wouldn't take him back

I wouldn't take him back because even if I believed him. He took something very private between them and went public with it. What else would he do?

Ushouldnthave
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Ushouldnthave 10/11/10 - 07:47 am
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He cheated and now he's

He cheated and now he's humiliating her in public???? That'll work.

Indigo
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Indigo 10/11/10 - 07:58 am
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It sounds as if SHE gave him

It sounds as if SHE gave him a list of things he must do to get her back. I'd think #1 on the list is NOT CHEAT....oops, already checked that off!

Goaliemom1987
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Goaliemom1987 10/11/10 - 08:12 am
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Not all men that have

Not all men that have cheated,will cheat again...You can not group all men together like that.Yes most might cheat again but not all.Remember we all make mistakes no one is perfect.I think he truly loves her and wants to show her that he will do whatever it takes to win her back. AAA for effort!

Rolling Eyes
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Rolling Eyes 10/11/10 - 08:43 am
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Well, apparently she has

Well, apparently she has given him he a list of things to do to win her back and if he's willing to do them, more power to them! Don't blow your second chance Greg, I'd worry if I were you what might be on her next list!

AugustaFella
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AugustaFella 10/11/10 - 09:14 am
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I hope one of the six

I hope one of the six requirements is that he sees a counselor, who hopefully would help him to understand why he screwed around in the first place. Without that understanding, he'll most likely just mess up again.

Orinda8
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Orinda8 10/11/10 - 10:23 am
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What everyone misses in this

What everyone misses in this story, as well as the Tiger Woods story, is the 20+ sexually transmitted diseases he put her at risk for by cheating;for example, the most common cause of oro-pharyngeal cancer is no longer cigarettes but the virus HPV that causes cervical cancer in women. This women should run as far from this cheater as she can since cheating is equivalent to attempted murder.

Farmboy
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Farmboy 10/11/10 - 10:24 am
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So pathetic so ridiculous so

So pathetic so ridiculous so insane to go to that length of trouble

InChristLove
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InChristLove 10/11/10 - 10:29 am
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Goaliemom1987, I agree with

Goaliemom1987, I agree with you. Not all men who have cheated will cheat again.....and by the way...what actually denotes cheating? Did he have sex with someone else or did he date someone else, kiss someone else, what actually does cheating mean?

I wish him best of luck and hope they both seek counseling. My problem in all of this.....I agree this young man needs to make amends but I have a problem with a young lady publicly humilitating someone whom she is suppose to love. Give him a list of things to prove he's sincere and sorry, but to public humiliate someone does not show love, no matter what the other one has done.

Chillen
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Chillen 10/11/10 - 10:59 am
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Most men (and women) who

Most men (and women) who cheat will cheat again. I've seen it quite a bit. Leopards rarely change their spots.

tckr1983
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tckr1983 10/11/10 - 12:57 pm
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"Cheating is the equivalent

"Cheating is the equivalent of attempted murder"... care to re-think that statement?

http://www.lectlaw.com/def2/m052.htm

QuitBnoz
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QuitBnoz 10/11/10 - 01:24 pm
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I wonder what the girl he

I wonder what the girl he cheated with thinks about all this.

MakeADifference
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MakeADifference 10/11/10 - 02:06 pm
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Obama made a change...

Obama made a change...

Suzy Q
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Suzy Q 10/11/10 - 02:35 pm
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Attempted murder? Good

Attempted murder? Good grief, that's a stretch!

According to the article, he cheated on a girlfriend, not a wife, so the only reason he could have to put himself through this humiliation would be to prove he really is sorry. It's not like he's facing divorce or financial ruin by her leaving him.
People make mistakes. If he's willing to own up to his and try to make amends, good for him.

RogueKnight
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RogueKnight 10/11/10 - 02:42 pm
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John 8:7

John 8:7

JM88
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JM88 10/11/10 - 02:51 pm
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I agree with InChristLove.

I agree with InChristLove. It's an amusing story, but this girlfriend sounds psycho. Her motivation in publicly shaming her boyfriend is obviously revenge, not love. And the boyfriend, while he may be a cheating dog, should have more self-respect than to subject himself to this kind of embarrassment. Neither one of them sounds fit to be in a healthy relationship.

Quack Quack Quack
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Quack Quack Quack 10/11/10 - 06:42 pm
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MakeADifference....Maybe for

MakeADifference....Maybe for a dollar!!! I've heard of a honey do list, but this beats all. LOL!!

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 10/11/10 - 10:49 pm
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So, he's changed and not

So, he's changed and not going to cheat anymore. Nothing changes until something changes. What changed about him, and in him?
Cheaters are not only cheaters, but they are liars as well. Neither character defect will be overcome easily or quickly. The road to redemption will be very long and difficult, strewn with numerous failed relationships. The best gift you can give to both of you, is let boyfriend take this road while you choose another safe passage, free from him and his baggage. Before plunging heart first into another relationship, stop, and find out what is inside of you that draws you to unhealthy guys. Define who you are, what your values are, what your expectations are and what you see for your future. If you don't pursue your own recovery, you will be drawn to the same kind of man, repeating the same problems. A miserable life to be sure.

Suzy Q
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Suzy Q 10/12/10 - 01:14 am
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Wow.... tough room here.

Wow.... tough room here. Again... she's his girlfriend, NOT his wife, and I say any man who is willing to go to these lengths to regain the trust of someone he's wronged may really be sincere.

I can only imagine the flak he's catching from his military buddies for this.

corgimom
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corgimom 10/12/10 - 01:29 am
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"I think he truly loves her

"I think he truly loves her and wants to show her that he will do whatever it takes to win her back. AAA for effort!"

No, when you truly love someone, you aren't interested in other people, and you certainly don't have sex with other people.

And when you truly love someone back, you have no desire for them to stand on a street corner with a sign and publicly humiliate themselves or to do activities common to high school students.

However, both of them seem to be very immature, so maybe they deserve each other and are a good match.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 10/12/10 - 09:05 am
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Husbands are first

Husbands are first boyfriends. If she continues with him, she will get more of the same. Having respect for yourself is paramount to healthy relationships. On the other hand, she may love the drama of it all and boyfriend will end up with his own troubles.

follower
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follower 10/12/10 - 09:24 am
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Corgi, "both seem to be very

Corgi, "both seem to be very immature". Very insightful and accurate. The actions of both point to the need of counseling. Making a public spectacle of a personal breach of trust is not the way to handle this.

While it's easy to see the man needs guidance, the woman's childish request, and his compliance point to a load of issues that will probably result in a rocky marriage or divorce.

This shouldn't be the 15 minutes of fame to which one aspires.

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