Alcorn State president says Jones is still head football coach

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 12, 2008

Alcorn State football coach Ernest T. Jones was fired on Thursday. Or he wasn’t. Or no one knows.

One day after Jones’ attorney said he received a letter from the university informing him of the coach’s dismissal, Alcorn State President George Ross said this morning that Jones has not been fired.

“Coach Jones is not fired. There are lawsuits filed, so I’m limited in what I can say. But Coach Jones has not been fired,” Ross said. “Ernest Jones is the head coach at Alcorn State University.”

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