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Two ECU WRs declared ineligible for ’13 season

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Thanks to issued unrelated to on-field action, East Carolina will find itself with less experience at the wide receiver position heading into the 2013 season.

In a press release, ECU announced that senior Justin Jones and sophomore Jabril Soloman have been declared ineligible to compete for the 2013 season.  While “academically ineligible” was not part of the release, it was intimated.

“While the support system we have in place here has been of great benefit to our student-athletes, we unfortunately reached a point where we are unable to help Justin and Jabril retain their eligibility,” head coach Ruffin McNeill said in a statement. “The expectations we have for everyone in our program are high, both on and off the field, and I’m disappointed whenever those aren’t met or even exceeded.”

Jones was tied for fifth on the team with a career-high 25 receptions last season, and fourth with 346 receiving yards.  His three touchdown receptions were tied for third on the team.  All told, Jones played in 32 games during his ECU career.  He started five games last season.

As a true freshman last season, Soloman caught 17 passes for 410 yards.  His 24.1 yards-per-catch average was tops on the team.

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2 Responses to “Two ECU WRs declared ineligible for ’13 season”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 22, 2013 11:07 AM

    I don’t know the circumstances on this but my level of hatred toward the NCAA is at an all time high.

    A MTSU player who went into the Marines after high school lost his eligibility for playing in a rec league (essentially intramurals) while in the Marines. The NCAA ruled that the he would lose eligibility for these years due to the organized nature of the league. They count as organized because they had a referee and kept score.

    A ODU basketball player last week was ruled ineligible because it was determined that his redshirt year was voided due to the fact that he participated in scrimmage for 8 minutes at the beginning of his sophomore season. Not 8 minutes of an actual game…. a preseason scrimmage. 8 minutes.

    A Rutgers basketball player who’s father and brother died in a 2 month time frame asked for a hardship waiver to transfer and play immediately closer to home so he could be with his mother was denied. Yet the player from Notre Dame that went to UCLA gets to play right away. Apparently sick family members carry more weight than grieving and dead family memebers…

    I am really starting to hate the NCAA.

  2. autigersteve says: Aug 22, 2013 2:00 PM

    The moral of the story 8to80texansblog is that if you want to get away with stuff you’ve got to go big name schools that draw TV money.

    Cash rules everything … Cream … Get the money … Dolla Dolla Bills Y’all

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