Georgia running back Washaun Ealey, the team's leading rusher last season, has been indefinitely suspended from all team activities, sources close to the situation told ESPN.com Tuesday.
Ealey, who ran for 811 yards with 11 touchdowns in 2010, is being disciplined after failing to report for a punishment run last week, the sources said. Ealey, a junior from Stillmore, Ga., is banned from working out in Georgia's facilities or participating in any other team activities.
Ealey's suspension comes less than a week after the Bulldogs signed incoming freshman Isaiah Crowell, rated by ESPN Recruiting as the No. 1 running back prospect in the country.I can understand how the Crowell recruiting story would ruffle the former ECI running back's feathers. But it's the current scholarship tailbacks' inability to handle things both on and off the field that made the nation's #1 2011 RB recruit so vital to this class. Ealey should cut his coaches some slack instead of slacking off.
I doubt we see Ealey in the Georgia backfield again. If he proves me wrong, so be it and good for him. Right now I'm more concerned that the rest of the players in the locker room get the message that Coach Richt and staff is giving.
And to be fair, it's a message that should have been given a while back quite frankly. Who's got next? Shape up or ship out.