Former cornerback Jack Jones arrested on two felony charges

first_imgFormer USC cornerback Jack Jones was arrested by Ventura County Police Friday on two felony charges — commercial burglary and conspiracy to commit a crime — after police say he attempted to break into a Santa Paulo Panda Express at 3 a.m. He was booked in the Ventura County Jail with a bail of $20,000. Jones is scheduled to appear in Ventura County Superior Court Tuesday afternoon.The arrest comes after Jones was declared academically ineligible for the 2018 season following spring camp. Jones sat out of camp to focus on his studies but failed to meet the mark. Last Tuesday, he confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that he would leave USC to take courses at a junior college in attempt to regain his eligibility for 2019. Jones was considered a defensive asset for the Trojans in the 2017 season. He touted 40 tackles and a team-best four interceptions in the 14 games he played. Jones was expected to remain the starting cornerback for the upcoming 2018 season prior to his dismissal.Jones was rated the No. 10 cornerback in the 2016 recruiting class by ESPN. Jones’ dismissal was a significant loss to the USC defense, which retained a solid group of starters from the 2017 season.last_img read more

COVID-19 ravages Moroccan, Egyptian clubs as positive tests force matches to be postponed

first_imgAbout 20 positive COVID-19 tests in North African countries Morocco and Egypt forced the postponement of a number of league matches in both countries.The highly-anticipated encounter between Moroccan giants WAC Casablanca and FAR Rabat was called off after five persons at the club tested positive for the novel coronavirus.Three of them were first-team players; Ismail El Haddad, Brahim Najmeddine and Badr Gaddarine, leading to the postponement of the fixture.The results of tests carried out by the club showed that five members of the team and staff tested positive for Covid-19. They are currently stable,” WAC said in a statement.WAC are currently just two points behind league leaders Raja Casablanca.It was one of three matches called off as Ittihad Tangier called off their fixture after 23 of its staff tested positive, with Rapide Oued Zem also following suit.In Egypt, Al Masry had been set to take on Ismaily but did not play after 22 persons in the club tested positive for coronavirus.Al Ahly, with 53 points, are on course for their 42nd league title as they are currently 15 points clear of Zamalek.last_img read more