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Two UGA athletes face NCAA scrutiny

ATHENS, GA (WALB) -  Two University of Georgia athletes could miss playing time if the NCAA finds they received improper benefits while playing for an AAU basketball team in Columbus.

Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity says the athletic association is working with the NCAA and SEC over the issues with linebacker Jarvis Jones and basketball guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.


Jones and Caldwell-Pope played for the AAA Georgia Blazers which was run by former Columbus Parks and Recreation department employees Tony Adams and Herman Porter.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported Sunday a police investigation into an unauthorized bank account set up by Adams and Porter showed the men used a credit card to fly Jarvis Jones to Southern California and to also pay a cell phone bill for Caldwell-Pope's mother.

The Columbus police chief says the NCAA is aware of what was found in his department's investigation.

Jones transferred to Georgia after signing with Southern California out of Carver High.

He was listed as starting outside linebacker coming out of spring practice at Georgia.

Caldwell-Pope played at Greenville High and was one of the top guards in the nation.

Georgia says it will not comment until the matter is resolved.

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