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UGA LB Jarvis Jones cleared to play by NCAA & SEC

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Jarvis JonesGeorgia Bulldogs linebacker Jarvis Jones has been cleared to play in 2011 by the NCAA and the SEC, UGA announced today.

Jarvis Jones’ name came up during a police investigation in Columbus, GA into improper use of a parks and recreation department bank account. Jones allegedly received funds from an administrator of the account, but the user was a long time family mentor.

From UGA:

The University of Georgia compliance office was notified late Monday by the NCAA that it had reviewed the University’s report on UGA linebacker Jarvis Jones and found no violation of NCAA rules.

“I appreciate the work of our compliance office for its time and effort in providing a thorough, comprehensive report and I’m thankful for the timely manner in which the NCAA reviewed and evaluated all the facts to reach a decision. We’re ready to move on with preparations for our season opener.”

Jones, a redshirt sophomore, is the no. 1 strongside outside linebacker on UGA’s most current depth chart. This will be his first season at Georgia after transferring from USC in 2009 and redshirting during the 2010 season.

Jones played eight games for the Trojans in 2009 and recorded 13 tackles, including 1.5 for loss. He suffered a neck sprain at Oregon and was sidelined for USC’s last five games.

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