July 22, 2010

Green not worried about inquiry

HOOVER, Ala. - Georgia associate AD Claude Felton conceded that he thought briefly about not bringing A.J. Green to the Wynfrey Hotel for Media Days, but the Bulldog junior said he wouldn't have had it any other way.

"No, not at all," said Green, flashing his trademark smile.

Green made the comments during an early-morning meeting with Bulldog beat writers and select national scribes before making the rest of his rounds, including a trip to the podium in front of the main media throng.

Before Green spoke, SEC official Chuck Dunlap instructed writers not to ask questions regarding the current NCAA inquiry although a writer from the Associated Press did ask the South Carolina native if he had in fact been to Miami.

Green declined to comment, but during his session with beat writers, briefly addressed the situation.

During that time Green said he has "never" been to Miami, including the now infamous party thrown by agents at South Beach during the Memorial Day weekend.

When asked if the allegations have been a distraction, Green said "Not really, just random stuff, but it's not a hassle."

He added he's not worried about the inquiry that will be conducted by the NCAA.

"I'm not even focused on that," Green said. "I'm just getting ready for the season.

Green said he's not concerned about out come, either.

Head coach Mark Richt said he still can't say if the inquiry will result in bad news for his Bulldog program.

"I don't know if it is [bad news] or not, quite frankly," Richt said. "By the way you posed the question, you're saying it's never good news (when the NCAA investigates). Then you're saying it's bad news. I don't necessarily think it is bad news.

Richt offered no further comment on the NCAA inquiry.

"I've been asked not to say anything, so I won't."

NOTE: Green said he has taken out an insurance policy to guard about potential injuries this fall.

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