Washaun Ealey had been locked in a battle with Caleb King for Georgia’s starting running back job throughout summer camp.
This morning, the sophomore is locked in a county jail.
According to multiple reports, Ealey was arrested very early this morning and charged with hit and run of a parked vehicle and driving on a suspended license. Ealey was booked at 5:22 ET this morning and remains in the Clarke County Jail in lieu of a $3,000 bond.
Ealey was driving a gold Chevrolet Impala that hit a parked truck in the East Deck at 3:19 a.m. today, university police chief Jimmy Williamson told the Athens Banner-Herald.
Parking service employees saw the incident and stopped Ealey and asked him to wait for police, but Ealey said he couldn’t wait for the police and he left the scene, Williamson said.
“Our officers arrived on the scene ran the car and it came back to an individual not the individual that was arrested,” Williamson said. “We went to the room of that individual and he told us he had not been driving a car, that his roommate had been driving the car and he gave us the name of Washaun Ealey.”
Police talked to Ealey, who told them details about the accident. It was then determined he was driving on a suspended license.
Ealey led the Bulldogs in rushing last season with 717 yards, but King was tentatively named the starter Thursday by running backs coach Bryan McClendon.