Jonathan Arledge May Not Return

Posted In News - By Chris Metsala On Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 With 0 Comments

Paul Hewitt, Jonathan Arledge

Jon Arledge takes instructions from Coach Paul Hewitt

Promising Senior power forward Jonathan Arledge may have appeared in his last game as a Patriot, when he logged 25 minutes and 2 points against American in the home opener.  If the rumor mill is correct, the quiet but talented big man will seek to graduate from George Mason and transfer to play out his 5th year of eligibility at another school.

A source close to Arledge says that the coaching staff has told him that he will not be a part of the team moving forward, and that they will seek to get him a medical redshirt so that he can graduate at GMU.  The same source states that Arledge had been “weighing his options” while recovering from a back injury, but wanted to stay at Mason and  finish out the season.  Recent tensions between Arledge and the coaching staff escalated and resulted in today’s decisions.

A separate source had confirmed similar details during the game against Saint Francis with as well.  Suspicions were initially raised when Arledge was not present on the bench or sideline.

This story is fast moving, and incomplete at this point – and things still could turn around – but right now it seems that the Patriots will move forward without their projected starter.  We’ll post more as we know more.

About - Chris Metsala is a George Mason alumnus and was one of the founders of the original site in 1998, which later became Chris has attended almost every home game and CAA Tournament from the Ernie Nestor years to present, and covered the team during the 2006 Final Four run. He currently lives in Northern Virginia.

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