Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Baylor's Jones Suspended Just in Time For Big 12 Tourney

((HT: KWTX-TV Waco))

Baylor freshman Perry Jones was declared ineligible by the NCAA after an investigation took place about whether or not Jones or his family received preferential treatment or improper benefits from an AAU coach before enrolling in college.

Baylor immediately appealed to have Jones' eligibility reinstated.

"We are profoundly disappointed in the timing and determination in this matter," Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw said in a release from the school. "This outcome appears to be inconsistent with other recent, widely discussed NCAA decisions."

Baylor maintains Jones had no knowledge of three, 15-day loans between his mother and AAU coach that were provided while Jones was in high school. According to Baylor, those loans were repaid in a "timely manner."

Whatever that means...

According to Baylor, Jones' AAU coach also paid for the player's travel to a professional preseason football game in San Diego before getting to the school to play.

This activity will also confirm that he's probably Baylor's first one and done...

Here's the little ditty from Waco until we know more...

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