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Miami's Jones to sit as investigation continues

Posted on: November 10, 2011 2:09 pm
 
By Gary Parrish

Miami announced Thursday that DeQuan Jones will not play this season while it continues a joint investigation with the NCAA into allegations that Jones' commitment to the school was essentially bought in violation of NCAA rules while Frank Haith was the head coach.

The investigation is rooted in claims made my Nevin Shapiro -- a former booster who has said he gave former Miami assistant Jake Morton $10,000 to help secure Jones' commitment. Jones and his mother have both denied the allegation, but the investigation continues. Haith, now the head coach at Missouri, has also denied the allegation.

Jones, a senior, averaged 4.5 points per game last season.

Miami opens the regular season Friday night against Tennessee Tech.
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Comments

Since: Sep 12, 2008
Posted on: November 11, 2011 6:36 am
 

Miami's Jones to sit as investigation continues

"There's enough evidence here to dismiss him."


Which is?

So far, we have the word of a convicted felon who grossly exaggerated his story from all inducations so far.
The majority of the 8 current players who were suspended accepted less than $200. in benefits.




Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: November 11, 2011 1:44 am
 

Miami's Jones to sit as investigation continues

10k for 4.5 points a game?  Come on, you guys know how to cheat better than that.   Go talk to the football program and learn how to cheat properly. 



Since: Dec 16, 2008
Posted on: November 11, 2011 12:39 am
 

Miami's Jones to sit as investigation continues

Frank Haith.... should not be Missour's head coach right now.

The fact that they've done nothing about this amid these allegations is absolutely embarassing.

There's enough evidence here to dismiss him.



Since: Feb 25, 2007
Posted on: November 10, 2011 7:11 pm
 

Miami's Jones to sit as investigation continues

Well......at least he didn't bone a kid.



Since: Feb 25, 2007
Posted on: November 10, 2011 7:10 pm
 

Miami's Jones to sit as investigation continues

Well.........at least he didn't bone a kid.




Since: Sep 12, 2008
Posted on: November 10, 2011 6:16 pm
 

Miami's Jones to sit as investigation continues

UM has it's hands tied here. You can't play the kid if he is still under investigation. That being said, it doesn't mean he is guilty  of anything. He and his family have said since day 1 that they did nothing wrong. It has been months. You would think if there was any evidence to support Shapiro's claims that we would have heard it by now. I know Jones has been practicing with the team since Day 1, probably hoping he would be cleared by now. If he knew he was guilty or would not have been able to play, why would he  have put the time in and why would the team have let him put the time in?



Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: November 10, 2011 5:08 pm
 

Miami's Jones to sit as investigation continues

scandal is scandal...One has to do with football one does not.



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2011 3:46 pm
 

Miami's Jones to sit as investigation continues

That's completely ignorant  to compare this scenario to PSU... Raping a child & money from a booster is comparable to you?  You can be serious...


I don't know all the facts here, but if this kid didn't get any $$ he loses his senior year of B-ball over an investigation.... At 4.5 pts per game, this could be his last season.... That would be a shame  



Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2011 3:18 pm
 

Miami's Jones to sit as investigation continues

Don,

Say what you want about Miami and OSU but they were busted for money activity not something as dispicable as protecting a child rapist as Penn State did.



Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: November 10, 2011 3:09 pm
 

Miami's Jones to sit as investigation continues

Ohio State, Penn State and Miami....Man so many scandals. Jess Sayin'


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