Jones has spent the last two days in Athens touring the school and football facilities and meeting with medical personnel to discuss the neck injury that cut short his freshman season at USC.
Jones, then a freshman linebacker, sprained his neck in the Trojans’ eighth game last season and had to sit out the rest of the year. USC doctors subsequently would not clear Jones for spring practice this year.
McGee said Jones sought a second and third opinion and was told he should be able to continue his career but the Trojans still relented. He finally asked for and was granted a release from USC.
This article outlines a situation that occurs at every single level of football, a player thinks he is healthy enough to play, but the coach thinks it is too risky. You have never heard of this happening? One guy had a shoulder problem, another one a back problem, and the last one an ACL injury. All three of these are legitimate injuries. They thought they were healthy enough to play, but they failed physicals.
I suppose one could choose to believe that which supports ideas favorable to their position, and at other times make blind accusations when the position doesn't, but that just doesn't seem very sporting now, does it?