Georgia’s Ealey suspended indefinitely

semerson@macon.comFebruary 8, 2011 

ATHENS -- Washaun Ealey has been suspended from activities on the Georgia football team, the tailback confirmed Tuesday morning, but he remains a member of the team.

Ealey, who was the Bulldogs' leading rusher in 2010, declined to elaborate on the reasons. A source confirmed an ESPN.com report that Ealey missed a punishment run.

"I couldn't really tell you right now," Ealey said when asked what brought on the suspension. He also didn't know the duration of the suspension.

As for his future at Georgia, Ealey was non-committal. He answered "of course" when asked if he wanted to stay on the team and said he was still attending classes Tuesday.

"I'm looking at my options ... and see what happens," Ealey said.

Georgia spokesman Claude Felton said later in the morning that he could confirm that Ealey "is still here and still on the team. That's all the details I can provide."

Ealey and fellow tailback Caleb King each had several issues during the 2010 season. Ealey was suspended for the season opener after a traffic incident led to three misdemeanor charges.

He still finished the season with 811 rushing yards and a team-leading 11 touchdowns. He tied a school record at Kentucky with five rushing touchdowns.

But Georgia's running game, which ranked 10th in the SEC, still faltered. So the team recruited and signed star tailback Isaiah Crowell of Columbus Carver High School.

Last week, head coach Mark Richt said he wouldn't be surprised if Crowell was the starter for the season opener against Boise State.

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