Q&A on the News


Q: The details in a recent story about the financial arrangements between Atlanta United and the Georgia Tech Athletic Association were impressive. The terms … ensured proper protection for the interests of the GTAA and the stadium. Who within the GTAA was responsible for this outstanding contract?

—John Iorillo, Marietta

A: The agreement between Georgia Tech and Atlanta United was a collaboration of Georgia Tech’s athletic administrative staff, an athletic association spokesman told Q&A on the News in an email.

Atlanta United, the city’s new MSL team, will play its home games at Georgia Tech’s Bobby Dodd Stadium, beginning in March 2017, until Mercedes-Benz Stadium opens next summer.

Among the financial details, Atlanta United will pay $350,000 for field modifications, $275,000 that will go to locker room improvements and $45,000 in rent per match, the AJC reported earlier this month.

Q: What happened to Brian Williams, who was on NBC and then left and went to MSNBC?

—Henry Kelley, Tucker

A: Williams is the host of “The 11th Hour with Brian Williams,” which airs at 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday on MSNBC.

The show has been on the air since September.

Williams was the anchor for the “NBC Nightly News” for 10 years, until February 2015.

He was suspended for six months last year for making statements later found out to be false about an incident while he was covering the Iraq War in 2003.

Andy Johnston with Fast Copy News Service wrote this column. Do you have a question? We’ll try to get the answer. Call 404-222-2002 or email q&a@ajc.com (include name, phone and city).


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