UGA Running back Washaun Ealey has been suspended for Georgia’s 2010 season opener against UL Lafayette, Mark Richt announced yesterday.
Ealey was arrested early Friday morning for hit-and-run of a parked vehicle. Upon arrest, police discovered that Ealey’s drivers license was suspended, which led to a charge of driving with a suspended license.
Police later determined that Ealey had an outstanding bench warrant for failure to appear in Athens-Clarke County Municipal Court for speeding and registration violations.
“I’m not happy with it,” Richt said. “It was foolish. He knew better.” Richt also stated that the coaching staff knew about Ealey’s prior license issues and that Ealey knew he wasn’t supposed to be driving.
Ealey may be reinstated for Georgia’s September 11 game at South Carolina if he handle his disciplinary issues well, Richt said. Here’s hoping he does that.
In the meantime, Caleb King will get the bulk of the carriers at running back against the Ragin’ Cajuns. Carlton Thomas should back him up.