Thursday, July 28, 2011

More benefits linked to Jones in latest report

A report released yesterday identifies further benefits to UGA linebacker Jarvis Jones from former Georgia Blazers coach Tony Adams.
A report Wednesday linked possible further financial benefits provided by the former coach of a Columbus AAU basketball team to Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones.
The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer cited police records showing that then-Georgia Blazers coach Tony Adams withdrew $700 from an unauthorized city bank account set up for the city-sponsored team.
Adams, the former director of the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department, withdrew $400 from the account on Feb. 16, 2010 and labeled it “Jarvis laptop” and took out $300 on March 12, 2010 and wrote “Georgia Blazers Jarvis Jones,” records showed.
Jones was attending Southern California at the time.
Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity has said the school hopes this week to complete an internal investigation into possible NCAA violations of improper benefits involving Jones and freshman basketball guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, both former Blazers players.
Georgia would then send that report to the Southeastern Conference and NCAA.
McGarity said Monday that he expected the school’s report to include any prior relationship that Jones might have with those involved with the Parks and Recreation Department. That could impact how the NCAA views the Jones case.
Jones played on a team coached by Adams as early as the summer of 2003, according to a published newspaper article.

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