ATHENS -- First Jarvis Jones, and now Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Both Georgia athletes who faced investigation amid the Columbus Parks and Recreation scandal have been cleared.
Georgia announced on Tuesday that it had been notified by the NCAA that Caldwell-Pope, a freshman mens basketball player, had been cleared to compete this season.
"I am pleased that the situation regarding Kentavious' eligibility has been resolved," head coach Mark Fox said in a statement. "Kentavious can now put these issues behind him and focus on becoming a better student-athlete. We can all move forward in our preparations for the coming season."
Jones was cleared in August, after an internal UGA inquiry. Both Jones and Caldwell-Pope faced questions about their amateur status after it was shown in police records in the parks and recreation case that they had received payments.