Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Jarvis Jones update

At last night's Atlanta Bulldog Club meeting, AD McGarity shed a little light on where things stand with Jarvis Jones as far as starting the season.
Speaking at the final Bulldog Club meeting of the offseason, McGarity, along with Mark Richt and Mark Fox, spoke about the eligibility status of Jones and basketball freshman Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
Both were involved in an investigation into a Columbus-based AAU team.
Georgia is expecting news on Jones before fall camp begins Aug. 4. As to what the ruling will be, McGarity is still unsure.
“I quit trying to guess how things will turn out because bottom line is, it is what it is, and you report whatever you find out and uncover everything—try to report everything at one time with honesty,” McGarity said.
A few notes of interest involving the case: Georgia is involved in an inquiry, but this case is different than what A.J. Green faced last season because Columbus police are conducting the investigation.
“I think the difference was, as I understand things, this was either the city or the state that conducted the investigation,” McGarity said. “So this was a separate entity that had done all of the legwork, so in essence there was a whole investigation done—not by us, so we’re just basically finding out what was in the report and reacting.”
It doesn't appear that the Jarvis Jones case will amount to much. And I say that in full remembrance of the AJ Green raping that we took.  But like Fletcher said above, the cases are vastly different. A lot of people inside and outside of Butts-Mehre would be very surprised if Jones missed any games at all. 

1 comment:

Ludakit said...

After looking at what happened with Georgia Tech and what's currently going on with Auburn and Ohio State, UGA stands to lose more by not playing Jones than by playing him and then forfeiting those games years down the road.

I say play him no matter what.