Georgia football: UGA submits report on Jarvis Jones' eligibility to SEC

semerson@ledger-enquirer.comAugust 5, 2011 

ATHENS -- The eligibility status of outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, a former Carver star, is now in the hands of the SEC and eventually probably the NCAA.

Georgia has submitted its report to the SEC after doing its investigation into Jones’ case.

The Ledger-Enquirer has reported that police records show former Columbus Parks and Recreation director Tony Adams, who was Jones’ AAU basketball coach, purchased plane tickets and perhaps a laptop for the player. That could be ruled an improper benefit, unless it is found that Jones had a long-standing, pre-existing relationship with Adams.

“The only thing I know is that we have submitted whatever we have found to the SEC offices, and we’re just kind of waiting,” head coach Mark Richt said. “That’s all I’m really allowed to say.”

The school declined to release the information it sent the SEC, citing FIRPA (student privacy) concerns.

Meanwhile, Richt said the school is waiting to hear about freshman Kent Turene, whose eligibility status is stuck in the NCAA Clearinghouse. Turene will not practice until he is cleared.

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