Monday, February 28, 2011

Georgia Restores RB Washaun Ealey


Athens, Georgia (AP)-Georgia running back Washaun Ealey was reinstated to the team, less than three weeks after being suspended for disciplinary reasons.

Coach Mark Richt said Ealey, who led the team last season with 811 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns, will join the team activities Monday.

"In recent weeks, Washaun have done things that we expect to do what we expect all players to do," Richt said in a statement Saturday. "He did things the Georgia way."

Ealey was suspended on February 8, fueling speculation that he was about to move. Richt does not give cause for particular punishment, but left the door open for a return to Ealey. ESPN.com reported that does not appear in a specification.

"We have certain expectations and rules that apply to all student-athletes," Richt said at the time. "We expect them to do things the right way, the way in Georgia. Washaun If you do things, like Georgia, will be back in good standing."
It was not the first time in kennels Ealey was the coach. The second year was suspended for the opening of the 2010 season after his arrest for driving with a suspended license and leaving the scene of an accident.

Although he missed the match, he was the top rusher on a team that finished 6-7 in the season losing Richt first time in 10 years at Georgia.

Georgia traffic jam of other senior, Caleb King has lost the Liberty Bowl, with academics and was suspended for two games last season for failing to appear in court to face a speeding ticket.

Ealey and the King will receive the competition this season of the signatories to the top of Georgia last week, Isaiah Crowell of Carver High in Columbus, Georgia

Richt said he expects Crowell contribute heavily as a rookie, starting the first game against Boise State in the Georgia Dome.
"I would not be shocked to see running the rock in the Dome against Boise State in the opening game if he does what he must do," Richt said.


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