Report: Ealey Suspended Indefinitely

BY foxsports • February 8, 2011

February 8, 2011

Georgia tailback Washaun Ealey has been suspended indefinitely, according to a report.

Ealey missed a Saturday punishment morning workout, breaking what many have called "three-strike" policy implemented by athletic director Greg McGarity.

The initial reason for Ealey's punishment run is unknown at this time, but the Stillmore native did himself no favor by missing the appointment to make up for his original mistake.

Ealey led the team in rushing the past two seasons, but his career has been marked by up-and-down storylines revolving around both on- and off-the-field occurances.

In 2010, Ealey was suspended for the season-opener after being arrested on misdemeanor charges of hit-and-run and driving on a suspended license.

"I'm not happy with it," Richt said at the time. "It was foolish. He knew better."

Despite missing the opener, Ealey led the team with 811 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2010. He tied a school record with five rushing touchdowns in the Bulldogs 44-31 win at Kentucky.

Perhaps outweighing his positive production in 2010, Ealey had two costly fumbles near the goal line in losses to South Carolina and Mississippi State.

In 2009, Ealey missed the first four games of the season due to a hyper-extended elbow. He burst on the scene against LSU, leading the team in rushing in eight of the last nine games of the season. He finished with a team high 717 yards and three touchdowns, including a game high 183-yards rushing in an upset win over Georgia Tech.

But wasn't all good for Ealey. He fumbled the ball near the goal line late in the ball game against Kentucky in 2009, which probably the top reason the Bulldogs fell to the Wildcats in Athens for the first time in more than 30 years. Had Ealey scored the Bulldogs would have sent the game into overtime.


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