Tuesday , Feb , 08 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Former Georgia guard Cole back in jail

Athens, GA (Sports Network) – Former Georgia point guard Tony Cole was
arrested again and will return to jail.

Cole, who sparked an investigation into academic fraud at the school two years
ago, was charged with violating his probation on a felony bad-check charge. He
was arrested Sunday after being pulled over for a traffic violation.

Cole, who will remain in jail until a hearing is set, has now been arrested at
least seven times in the last four years.

His brief career as a Georgia basketball player ended in 2002 after he and two
other university athletes were charged with assaulting a woman in Cole’s
dormitory. Charges were eventually dropped, but Cole was thrown off the team.

In 2003, Cole also told various media outlets that former Georgia coaches Jim
Harrick and Jim Harrick Jr. paid his expenses and gave him credit for academic
work he never did.

The scandal ended the Georgia coaching careers of both Harricks and brought
NCAA sanctions, including four years of probation and scholarship losses, on
the university.