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UGA's Jones cleared to play

ATHENS, GA (WALB) - The Georgia defense will be at full strength when the Bulldogs play Boise State on September 3rd at the Georgia Dome.

Linebacker Jarvis Jones has been cleared to play after the NCAA says it found no rules violations involving the former Carver High linebacker.


Georgia began an investigation last month after the Columbus Ledger Enquirer reported that a former Columbus Parks and Recreation department paid for Jones to fly to Los Angeles after Jones signed with the University of Southern California.

Jones transferred to Georgia last year and after sitting out a season is slated to start at linebacker this season.

Head coach Mark Richt says he is thankful for the NCAA reviewing and evaluating the facts in a timely manner and the team is ready to move on with preparations for their season opener.

The Bulldog defense says they are ready to go in year two of Todd Grantham's 3-4 scheme.

Georgia defenders say their reaction times are faster and they now know the defense well enough to teach the young players.

Linebacker Christian Robinson said. "We have a lot of other guys who are taking that leadership role on the field, Brandon Boykin and DeAngelo Tyson. Guys that really understand their craft. It is making it easier for everybody to play at 100 percent."

Georgia will hold their fan day on August 20th.


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