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UGA Promises Cooperation with NCAA

ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia could suffer collateral damage in the Columbus Parks and Rec scandal. On Monday, the Bulldogs acknowledged they're aware of the situation.

The eligibility of two big-time recruits are at risk because of payments from an unauthorized city bank account controlled by the Georgia Blazers AAU basketball program.

The University of Georgia Athletic Association is aware of the recent matters involving Bulldog football player Jarvis Jones and basketball signee Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, according to Director of Athletics Greg McGarity.

McGarity said his staff has contacted both the Southeastern Conference and the NCAA.  The UGAAA and the student-athletes will work cooperatively with both entities as the process continues.

The Ledger-Enquirer reported on Sunday Jones had plane tickets to or from Los Angeles purchased by a Blazers credit card while Jones was still playing at southern cal.

As for Caldwell-Pope, his mother's cell phone bill of was reportedly paid in part from the Blazers account.

The NCAA could clear the athletes, punish them with suspensions, or declare them ineligible.

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