Georgia could very well find out the eligibility status of linebacker Jarvis Jones as soon as the beginning of preseason camp, which starts next week.
According to Seth Emerson of the Bulldogs Blog, Georgia is set to turn in its internal report to the NCAA by the end of this week at the earliest.
“Our goal is that we will have an answer early enough so we will be able to prepare properly,” head coach Mark Richt said.
Jones is the subject of an investigation that is looking into the validity of a police report that alleges a Georgia Parks and Recreations Director opened up and used an impermissible bank account to illegally pay for airfare for Jones between Atlanta and Los Angeles in summer, 2009.
Although the NCAA and the SEC were contacted regarding the investigation, UGA appears to be alone in handling the matter.
“I’m not aware of the NCAA (looking into it),” athletic director Greg McGarity said. “So basically what you do on this thing is you learn of a situation. You do your due diligence. And at some point in time you file a report on your findings with the SEC, who then turn it into the NCAA.
“You would think that the [police] findings were conclusive. If there’s more stuff there I’m sure it would’ve been in the police report or in the findings that were reported in the Columbus paper,” McGarity said. “We’re hopeful that there wouldn’t be anything else there. Because if it was it would have been certainly in that report. Hopefully the report is conclusive and you’ve got everything there.”