September 2, 2014

UNC’s top receiver could be out for the Independence Bowl

The poster with Jones that could hurt his eligibility for the bowl game vs. Mizzou

The Independence Bowl is Monday afternoon and North Carolina is running out of time as they attempt to get their top receiver Dwight Jones reinstated in time for their game with the Missouri Tigers.

Jones was ruled ineligible for the game after he allowed his name and photo to appear on a flyer promoting a party at a club in his hometown of Burlington which is just 30 miles from the UNC campus in Chapel Hill. The NCAA has a rule prohibiting athletes’ from lending their likeness to any promotional materials for off-campus, revenue generating establishments.

Jones is going to play in the NFL next year, but may have played his last college game. Jones had 79 catches for 1,119 yards and 11 touchdowns.