Apparently, moving down a level as a result of a previous suspension hasn’t kept Washaun Ealey’s nose clean. According to the Anniston Star, Ealey, now at Jacksonville, State has been suspended for this Saturday’s game against Chattanooga after he was arrested this morning on drug possession charges.
[/insert joke about Mark Richt still losing control over former players]
“This is a violation of team policy,” JSU athletic director Warren Koegel said. “He’s suspended for this game against Chattanooga and we’re going thorugh the proper channels according to the policy.
“Obviously this is a concern and we’re dealing with it. He will not play.”
Per the Star, Ealey has been charged with second-degree marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors. An arrest report states that Ealey was arrested by JSU police at his apartment at 7:24 this morning after his apartment was searched. The report says the police were at Ealey’s residence because of a noise complaint.
Ealey, who rushed for over 1,000 yards for the Gamecocks last season, also hurt his knee in last Saturday’s loss to Arkansas.
A senior, Ealey led Georgia in rushing during the 2009 and ’10 seasons. However, a combination of injuries and off-the-field issues resulted in his release from the program in May.