Tuesday, February 8, 2011

UGA Running Back in trouble again... UPDATE: It's A Staring Contest...

Washaun Ealey/Courtesy: redandblack.com
If you ever wanted to know why it was so crucial to those in Athens, at the University of Georgia to get Isaiah Crowell to come play for them, then consider this.

Washaun Ealey, last years leading rusher, has apparently been suspended from team activities for missing a punishment run.

More from Mark Schlabach of ESPN.com who broke the story RIGHT HERE

It's not the 1st time Ealey has been in trouble, he was arrested last summer for leaving the scene of an accident and driving with a suspended license.

It doesn't help those in Bulldog land, particularly when the other "Returning" running back, Caleb King has as many suspensions last season as touchdowns....2. And was academically ineligible to play in the 'Dawgs bowl game against UCF.

Considering the history of offseason problems on this team, perhaps they should consider themselves lucky this wasn't a legal issue.

Here is the story of Mr. Ealey's arrest last year from WNEG-TV in Athens, back when they did news:

PM UPDATE: OSG sources close to the situation in Athens are telling us at the HQ that Ealey in all likelihood has played his last game at UGA. The sources say it is "highly" likely that Head Coach Mark Richt along with running backs coach Bryan McClendon will encourage Ealey to transfer to another school. Too many off the field incidents have dogged Ealey since he arrived in Athens.

Our sources are viewing the running back from Emanuel County Institute as "misguided," although a good kid at the same time.

Keep an eye on Carlton Thomas' future in the backfield. The Florida high school product may be viewing the writing on the wall as well.

The interesting "few months until Spring Practice" officially begins right now...

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