No New News on Jones

ATHENS - Outside linebacker Jarvis Jones has been tied to the NCAA of late, and that's an unnerving thing for Georgia fans.

Jones has been the focus of an internal investigation to determine if he or his former AAU basketball coach Tony Adams did any wrongdoing to jeopardize his eligibility.

Today Georgia coach Mark Richt said that Jones' matter is still pending.

"The only thing I know is that we submitted anything we found to the SEC offices. That's all I can say about it," Richt said.

Jones is set to start his first season playing as a Bulldog after sitting out last year after transferring from USC. He projects to be an important playmaker in the Bulldogs' 3-4 defense.

"I haven't heard anything lately," center Ben Jones said. "Jarvis told me that everything is good. He's a heck of a player - we definitely need him. But everything I have heard has been good."

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer has reported that Adams "used funds in 2009 from an account set up for the city-sponsored basketball team to purchase four plane tickets between Atlanta and Los Angeles for Jones." The paper went on to report that "Adams also withdrew $700 in cash from the account and made notes on the transactions that may link them to Jones."

For its part, Georgia has informed the media of its attention to the matter, but has not provided a statement so far. The Ledger-Enquirer reported that the NCAA has not requested the files in the case from the Columbus Police Department.

The predicament is the second such NCAA matter to cast doubt on the eligibility of a Bulldog since this time last year when receiver A.J. Green was suspended four games by the organization for selling a bowl game jersey.

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