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Possible scandal jeopardizes Georgia athletes

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08:16 AM ET 06.27 | A pair of Georgia student-athletes may be in hot water. Columbus police interviews conducted during an investigation of the Parks and Recreation Department reveal that director Tony Adams and top lieutenant Herman Porter may have jeopardized the amateur status of two University of Georgia athletes who played on the Georgia Blazers, their city-funded, Nike-sponsored AAU basketball team. Police records show that an unauthorized bank account controlled by Adams and Porter was used to pay for flights to and from Los Angeles for Jarvis Jones, a two-sport star at Carver High School who played football for one season at the University of Southern California, and for the cell phone bill of the mother of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, a five-star shooting guard from Greenville High School.

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Mark Fox, Jeff Blake-US PRESSWIRE Mark Fox, Jeff Blake-US PRESSWIRE
June 27, 2011  08:34 AM ET

Unauthorized bank accounts,etc .... I'm sure we'll hear how this is no big deal.

June 27, 2011  08:50 AM ET

Why is there a pic of Mark Richt on a CBB thread? ;-)

June 27, 2011  08:57 AM ET

Scandal??? SEC school??? Come-on you got to be joking right? Where is my Ohio State thread today? I demand a Buckeye controversy.

June 27, 2011  09:00 AM ET
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Scandal??? SEC school??? Come-on you got to be joking right? Where is my Ohio State thread today? I demand a Buckeye controversy.

Uhh ... it's no big deal. Everybody does it ...

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June 27, 2011  09:02 AM ET

I think the guys play football for UGA.

June 27, 2011  09:08 AM ET
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I think the guys play football for UGA.

I know! I was kidding and trying to designate this as the pic thread at the same time.

June 27, 2011  09:10 AM ET

What a SEC school in a scandel ?

June 27, 2011  09:17 AM ET

Wait....Columbus police interviews...somebody is confused here....this isn't about the Buckeyes...I just don't understand.

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June 27, 2011  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Scandal??? SEC school??? Come-on you got to be joking right? Where is my Ohio State thread today? I demand a Buckeye controversy.

It was in Columbus GA....it is getting a little weird for the Hippy!

June 27, 2011  09:33 AM ET
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Wait....Columbus police interviews...somebody is confused here....this isn't about the Buckeyes...I just don't understand.

Columbus is also a city in GA.

June 27, 2011  09:33 AM ET
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A slush fund that pays for airline flights alone would be shelling out thousands of $$. This is yet another example of boosters gone wild.

I'm convinced you can have the best compliance program ... but you just can't stop boosters from doing something stupid. This one involves the Director of the Parks & Rec department and his top lieutenant. Amazing.

June 27, 2011  09:34 AM ET
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Uhh ... it's no big deal. Everybody does it ...

I am sure they Athletic Dept had no knowledge and hope the coach does not fire the President.

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June 27, 2011  09:40 AM ET
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It was in Columbus GA....it is getting a little weird for the Hippy!

Ninja'd by the Hippy.

June 27, 2011  09:41 AM ET
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I'm convinced you can have the best compliance program ... but you just can't stop boosters from doing something stupid. This one involves the Director of the Parks & Rec department and his top lieutenant. Amazing.

Absolutely correct. These guys know this is a total no-no, and did it anyway. Dumbarses will be dumbarses.

June 27, 2011  09:44 AM ET
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CELL PHONE BILL!? If your going to loose eigibility can it at least be mortgage/ rent payment?

And it was the kid's mom's cell phone bill at that, not the kid's.

 
June 27, 2011  09:44 AM ET

Mon morning quad

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