On Feb. 8, word first surfaced that Washaun Ealey had been indefinitely suspended by the Georgia football program, reportedly because he failed to show for a punishment run the week before.
Now, less than three weeks later, the running back has been de-suspended.
In a statement issued by the school, head coach Mark Richt announced that Ealey has been reinstated and will resume activities with his teammates on Monday. The reinstatement means that Ealey will be available for spring practice, which is scheduled to kick off March 10.
“Over the past few weeks, Washaun has done the things we expect him to do the things we expect all our players to do,” Richt said in the statement. “He’s been doing things the Georgia way, and will rejoin team activities Monday.”
Last year, Ealey led the Bulldogs with 811 yards and 11 rushing touchdowns. Ealey will likely be relegated to a backup role this year, however, as 2011 signee Isaiah Crowell is expected to be the starter when the regular season rolls around.