Washaun Ealey Completes Transition From UGA, Transferring To Jacksonville State

Former UGA running back Washaun Ealey has headed to Jacksonville State after being clearance to transfer by Mark Richt.

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Washaun Ealey Granted Release To Transfer From Georgia Football Program

Washaun Ealey has been granted a release to transfer from the Georgia Bulldogs football program and join another school's, UGA announced Monday. No word yet on whether there's been a new issue with Ealey, though his name hasn't been popping up all that often since an injury forced him to miss the 2011 G-Day Game.

In a statement, coach Mark Richt said:

Washaun and I have had several conversations in recent weeks. We both have come to the conclusion that a transfer to another institution would be in his best interest.

When last we considered Ealey's prospects of transferring, a Georgia Southern Eagles rumor kept popping up. Potential destinations will be the subject of speculation until Ealey announces his new school, but that's one to keep an eye on. Ealey's role in the 2011 offense was already set to shrink, with new recruit Isaiah Crowell the best bet to take the team's feature back role.

Ealey was the team's leading rusher in 2010, producing 811 yards on the ground. His career will likely be remembered as a disappointment marred by endless off-field drama; here's hoping he can catch on successfully elsewhere.

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Washaun Ealey Suspension Confirmed By Mark Richt

Washaun Ealey was suspended by Mark Richt as of Tuesday or so, the program confirmed. That’s not any sort of surprise, as reports had been coming out since Tuesday morning about Ealey’s suspension, but there’s the official word.

No telling what exactly Ealey did to earn the suspension, but his reported failure to run his scheduled “punishment runs” is still the prevailing theory.

Richt on Ealey:

We have certain expectations and standards that apply to all our student-athletes. We expect them to do things the right way, the Georgia way. If Washaun does things the Georgia way, he’ll be back in good standing.

Ealey has said he wants to remain a member of the Georgia Bulldogs, but “is unsure of his future.” That Georgia Southern transfer rumor is still out there after Ealey was seen hanging out at Snooky’s Restaurant in Statesboro with Eagles recruits. If Georgia is still Plan A, Ealey’s got some work to do. And punishment runs to run.

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