(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Transfer rumors swirled around a Georgia four-star freshman, though the Bulldogs claimed he’d be back with the team for bowl practice following the holiday. On Friday afternoon, former four-star tight end recruit Luke Ford announced he’s transferring from the Bulldogs.In his statement he also revealed where he’ll be playing in the future. The former top recruit from the state of Illinois is headed home.Ford took to Twitter on Friday afternoon to announce his transfer to Illinois. Lovie Smith and company have to be happy with the news.Ford cited family concerns for the move.“I love all my teammates and friend that I met in Athens. Also, I’d like to thank all the UGA fans for being amazing throughout the year. However, due to my grandparents’ deteriorating health and my family’s inability to afford to see me play in person each week, I will be transferring to the University of Illinois,” Ford said in a statement.Coming Home! ?? #FamilyFirst pic.twitter.com/fNgp04JgrG— L U K E F O R D™️ (@lukeredx97) January 4, 2019Ford was the No. 3 tight end recruit in the 2018 class and the No. 51 overall recruit in the country.
A prosecutor says the father of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes funneled corporate money into her failed U.S. Senate campaign in violation of federal law.Jerry Lundergan’s attorney told a federal jury on Tuesday that mistakes were made in reporting the contributions, but no laws were broken.The opening arguments raised the curtain on a trial expected to last about four weeks. The charges stem from Grimes’ unsuccessful 2014 campaign against Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell.Related Article: Jerry Lundergan convicted of making illegal campaign contributionsProsecutors allege that Jerry Lundergan paid for campaign consultants and vendors through his business account without seeking reimbursement. Federal authorities say that amounted to an improper campaign contribution.___8:44 a.m.The father of Kentucky’s secretary of state is going to trial on charges that he made illegal contributions to his daughter’s unsuccessful campaign to unseat Sen. Mitch McConnell.Prosecutors allege that Jerry Lundergan hired consultants and vendors to work for his daughter’s 2014 campaign, paying for them out of his business account without seeking reimbursement. Federal authorities say that amounted to an improper campaign contribution.Lundergan’s daughter is Alison Lundergan Grimes, who lost to the Republican majority leader. Grimes has called the charges politically motivated and predicted her father will be vindicated.Lundergan has been a fixture in Kentucky Democratic politics for decades. He’s a former state lawmaker and formerly served as chairman of the Kentucky Democratic Party. FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Latest on the federal trial of the father of Kentucky’s secretary of state (all times local):1 p.m.- Advertisement –