Sunday, June 26, 2011

Eligibility questions looming this morning

The Ledger-Enquirer in Columbus is reporting that the NCAA is aware of benefits Jarvis Jones and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope may have received from AAU boosters.
Columbus police interviews conducted during an investigation of the Parks and Recreation Department reveal that director Tony Adams and top lieutenant Herman Porter may have jeopardized the amateur status of two University of Georgia athletes who played on the Georgia Blazers, their city-funded, Nike-sponsored AAU basketball team.
Police records show that an unauthorized bank account controlled by Adams and Porter was used to pay for flights to and from Los Angeles for Jarvis Jones, a two-sport star at Carver High School who played football for one season at the University of Southern California, and for the cell phone bill of the mother of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, a five-star shooting guard from Greenville High School.
The report goes on to say that UGA Compliance Director Eric Baumgartner has not heard or received anything form the NCAA at this point. Jones is expected to make a large impact in his first season at Georgia and Caldwell-Pope is Coach Fox's prize recruit, also much needed after the early departures this Spring.

Stay tuned.


Dawgfan17 said...

I live in Columbus and that whole department has been dirty for quite sometime. The one lady who tried to spill the beans on them got moved to another area where she couldn't see what was going on. Then when it all came to light she was the one who took heat and got fired. If those SOB's screwed up any kids (not just the two Georgia players) eligibility they deserve jail time. Heck actually they deserve it anyway for misusing city funds.

Mile High Dawg said...

Not the kind of News we want to hear at the start of the season with just 68 days to go till kickoff, here it comes again...