Brent Russell Arrest: Georgia Southern NT suspended indefinitely

Mike Zarrilli

Georgia Southern suspended nose tackle Brent Russell indefinitely following his arrest early Sunday morning.

Georgia Southern All-America nose tackle Brent Russell has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest early Sunday morning for alleged disorderly conduct and obstruction of a law enforcement officer. Head coach Jeff Monken said it would be his decision on when to reinstate Russell, who recorded a half-sack in the Eagles' loss to Appalachian State Saturday.

According to the arrest report obtained by the Macon Telegraph, Russell exchanged words with an officer, who'd been called to break up a bar fight at Statesboro, and Russell was told to leave the scene of a bar fight or he would be arrested.

"I'll be the one who will make the decision as to when he will be reinstated," Monken said. "There will be certain criteria, including community service, which will have to be met, and then I'll make my decision as to his return to the team.

"He hates it, he's embarrassed and ashamed. The kid really loves football, and he's lost without it. This really hurts him."

Disorderly conduct and obstruction of a law enforcement officer are Russell's charges. Russell was suspended last season for violating team rules, and both suspensions have come following losses to Appalachian State.

The Eagles fell from No. 2 in the FCS polls to No. 7 following their loss over the weekend.

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