Parks and Rec scandal could put UGA athletes in trouble with NCAA

COLUMBUS (WTVM) - The Parks and Recreation scandal is now more than a city problem, it could now be a University of Georgia problem.

According to the Ledger Enquirer, police reports show that former Parks and Recreation Director Tony Adams and Top Lieutenant Herman Porter could have jeopardized the eligibility of Georgia football player Jarvis Jones and incoming Georgia basketball player Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

According to the report, Adams and Porter used unauthorized funds from their city funded AAU account to pay for the Jones' flights from Atlanta to Los Angeles in the months after he signed with University of Southern California.

It is also reported that money from the account paid for the cell phone bill of Greenville basketball star Caldwell-Pope and his mother.

Both would be considered improper benefits under NCAA regulations, since rules do not allow amateur sports organizations to provide travel or excess expenses to athletes.

The Georgia compliance office said that they have not been contacted by the NCAA in regards to the eligibility of Jones or Caldwell-Pope. The NCAA does not comment on any pending investigation.

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