Can anybody explain why a college program like USC would reasonably medically fail this guy (stenosis)? I'm having a hard time getting beyond it. To me, a club (or college) willing to fail a guy medically would seem to practically remove him from consideration. Was it a mistake by SC's medical staff?
This happened right at the height of the sanctions handed out to USC. That meant they had a limited amount of scholarship to give out. There was risk when there was a scarcity. And at that point, even though Jones was a highly ranked recruit, he was primarily not much more than a special teams players (his freshman year).