Georgia fired equipment manager early in hidden shower-cam investigation

James Kevin Purvis, who had worked in the football program since 2006, was arrested Friday on felony drug and eavesdropping charges.

Georgia already had fired the assistant equipment manager arrested Friday on felony drug charges and accused of using a hidden camera to capture images of at least one individual showering in the Bulldogs locker room, the school confirmed Saturday.

James Kevin Purvis, 37, was booked into Athens-Clarke County Jail at 8:48 p.m. ET Friday and held Saturday morning on $16,000 bond, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, adding that the athletic department notified university police on Feb. 27 when an unidentified person discovered a camera hidden in the shower area of Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall.

UGA police searched the football team's locker room, training facility and weight room, as well as Purvis' car and home as part of their investigation.

Georgia said in a statement that Purvis was fired early in that investigation:

"As soon as it learned of the incident, the Athletic Association notified the University of Georgia Police Department, who began their investigation. The University took immediate action, and the employee was terminated early in the investigation. Based on the findings of the police investigation, no student-athletes were victims in this incident."

Purvis, a native of Ocilla, Ga., faces three felony counts of eavesdropping or surveillance, felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

He had worked as an assistant equipment manager for the Bulldogs since 2006, according to the athletic department's website. He previously held a similar position at Valdosta State University.