LSU coach Johnny Jones said he does not foresee guard Antonio Blakeney missing any games for his alleged involvement with prostitutes tied to the Louisville scandal.
Jones, in Charlotte, N.C., for SEC Media Day, confirmed that Blakeney has met with NCAA investigators but said that he does not expect Blakeney to be charged with a violation himself. Asked if he thought he would have to hold Blakeney out of any games Jones said he did not.
Blakeney, the No. 2 player in LSU’s highly regarded freshman class, and former Tigers standout Jordan Mickey, allegedly had sexual encounters with women paid for by a former University of Louisville graduate assistant coach during recruiting visits to the school, according to an ESPN “Outside the Lines” report Tuesday.
Louisville Courier-Journal beat writer Kyle Tucker reported these Johnny Jones comments on Twitter:
LSU coach Johnny Jones says he does believe Antonio Blakeney spoke to NCAA about UL allegations. Says no worry about eligibility.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) October 21, 2015
Jones said he didn't ask Blakeney what happened at UL but thinks "that's more between him and his God than him and the NCAA."— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) October 21, 2015