Former 4-Star Recruit Dismissed From Major College Football Program

first_imgA general view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 16: General View of the game between the California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 16, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)A bad few days for USC football just got worse. Reportedly, sophomore linebacker Levi Jones has been kicked off the team.According to a report from 247Sports, Jones has been dismissed from the program for unspecified reasons. Jones has not played in the last two games and was reportedly not on the sidelines for Saturday’s 15-14 loss to Cal.Per the 247Sports report, Jones was arrested on July 8 and charged with a misdemeanor crime with a $250 bail. It is unclear if that had anything to do with his dismissal.Story on #USC LB Levi Jones being dismissed from the team. USC spokesperson would not confirm, so we should get an update after practice from Clay Helton. https://t.co/iZuPEpqx1R pic.twitter.com/ctcfQfNT2I— Ryan Abraham (@insidetroy) November 13, 2018Jones, a four-star recruit in the class of 2017, is the son of former NFL linebacker Robert Jones. He was the No. 93 overall prospect and the No. 6 outside linebacker in the 2017 cycle, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.Jones saw extensive action during his time with the Trojans, recording 28 tackles.He is the third USC player to leave the program in the middle of the season, along with safeties Ykili Ross and Bubba Bolden.USC (5-5) continues its 2018 season against UCLA this Saturday.last_img read more

At UN talks Afghan factions near agreement on interim arrangements

Representatives from the Northern Alliance, the Rome group, the Peshawar group and the Cyprus group worked through the weekend on the seven-page document, which was put forward by Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Lakhdar Brahimi.The text deals with the creation of an Interim Authority, for a likely period of six months, composed of an Interim Administration and a special Independent Commission for the Convening of the Emergency Loya Jirga. The draft agreement also refers to a Supreme Court and to the need for deploying a multinational force as early as possible, while stressing that responsibility for security rests with the Afghan authorities themselves. Until such time as the Afghans themselves can build an army and a police force, the international community may assist them if requested to do so. According to Mr. Brahimi’s spokesman Ahmad Fawzi, the parties appear to be in agreement on all issues as they carefully review the Pashto and Dari translations to make sure that they are no discrepancies between them. Among other tasks ahead, the Afghan groups will also need to finalize a list of names that could be part of an Interim Administration for Afghanistan. read more