The AJC obtained a copy of an email from the NCAA informing the athletic department of its intentions to interview one student athlete currently enrolled at the University. The name of the player was withheld due to federal law.
It has been rumored that the athlete in question is Junior Wide Receiver A.J. Green possibly linking him to the agentgate investigations that have been going on at the Universities of North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Auburn. Athletes at those schools had been investigated by the NCAA about contact with an agent in conjunction to a party that was held in Miami where improper benefits might have been provided.
A.J. Green has denied ever being in Miami and said that he didn’t attend any party there. At this point we can’t be sure that he is even the Bulldog player in question. We can however speculate that investigators might want to know if Green or any other player had direct knowledge of the party or were invited to attend. That would be the best case scenario.
As Mark Bradley points out today there is no need to panic yet. If Green is in fact the player and can prove that he didn’t attend the party and thus did not receive anything from an agent then Georgia will be fine. If it is another player then it doesn’t seemingly seem to have the same effect on the program that it would have if it was Green.
We will keep our eye on the situation and will follow up with any details as they become available.