Friday, August 27, 2010

DEVELOPING: Whoopsie!...UGA RB Washaun Ealey arrested and suspended from UGA football... for a game...

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Well, this is probably not good news to Mark Richt and the University of Georgia as they prepare to open the 2010 season.

According to a published report, Running Back Washaun Ealey was arrested overnight and had some license and driving issues. Or specifically, he hit another car in a parking deck...left the scene and police found out later...that he had a suspended license.

Here is the breaking news brief with details of the arrest from RIGHT HERE has some more details...RIGHT HERE

Ealey, though not named the starter for the season opener on September 4th, was expected to get heavy minutes and split time with starting tailback Caleb King.

Both were expected to take the load off of Georgia's new starting Quarterback, redshirt freshman Aaron Murray.

We would expect Ealey to face some sort of disciplinary action for this, but since the story is still developing, we obviously don't know what that will be.

Stay tuned...

For the time being, here are some highlights of Ealey and Caleb King running over Georgia Tech in 2009.

Thanks You Tube:

PM UPDATE: Via Tim Tucker at the AJC

Ealey has been suspended for the UGA season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette...

“I didn’t plan on talking to him because I really wasn’t in the right frame of mind to speak to him. I didn’t know what I might say,” Richt said Friday evening to Tucker. “But after I decided that I was going to suspend him at least one game, I thought it’d be at least proper to tell him before I [announced it]. I didn’t really feel like speaking to him, quite frankly.”

Ealey was booked into the Clarke County ((GA)) Jail at 5:22AM Friday and released about six hours later on bonds totaling $3,480.

In addition to a $1,500 bond on each of Friday’s two misdemeanor charges, Ealey was required to post another $480 bond because of an outstanding bench warrant for failure to appear in July on "speeding and vehicle registration charges" according to municipal court documents.

Ealey was charged with the speeding and tag violations back in late May. When he failed to appear on mid-July, his driver’s license was suspended.

The HQ expects a lot of extra running in Ealey's future... and a lot of early wake-up calls...

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