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Another DB gone: Freshman Jones dismissed after arrest (updated)

By Seth Emerson

semerson@macon.comOctober 5, 2014 Updated 4 hours ago


By Seth Emerson The_Telegraph

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ATHENS - In yet another hit to Georgia's secondary, freshman Shaquille Jones was dismissed from the team after being arrested on a shoplifting charge on Sunday afternoon.

Jones had yet to play this season. He was charged with theft by shoplifting $43 worth of merchandise from Walmart on Sunday. Athens-Clarke-County police arrested him a short time later, then he was released on $1,500 bail at 4:53 p.m. on Sunday.

His dismissal was announced about 90 minutes later.

"We have certain expectations and standards that we require of all our players," head coach Mark Richt said in a statement. "When those expectations and standards are not met, the opportunity to be a part of our program is sacrificed.”

Jones was taken into custody by the Walmart security after reporting that he shopflifted a charge cable, priced at $13, and a universal power jolt, priced at $30. That was according to Athens-Clarke County police spokesman Hilda Sorrow.

This is the third defensive back subtracted from the mix this week: Junior Sheldon Dawson was dismissed on Monday, and freshman Rico Johnson was given a medical disqualification on Thursday after a spinal condition was detected.

Jones is also the fourth defensive back dismissed from the program this year (safeties Tray Matthews and Josh Harvey-Clemons), and cornerback Shaq Wiggins transferred to Louisville. Harvey-Clemons also ended up at Louisville, while Matthews transferred to Auburn.

Jones, from Palm Bay, Fla., was committed to Louisville until Georgia changed his mind in the lead-up to signing day.

Cornerback Shattle Fenteng, expected to be a starter after transferring from junior college, is instead expected to redshirt because of shoulder problems.

That leaves Georgia with 10 defensive backs available on scholarship. Walk-on Aaron Davis has started four games, and walk-on Lucas Redd has also played.

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