Washaun Ealey has reportedly been suspended from the Georgia Bulldogs football program. This much we know. Meanwhile, those message board rumors of Ealey transferring to Georgia Southern have intensified.
We didn’t do anything with the GSU rumors when they first started bubbling up, but now there’s actually a reason to address and share them. They have been floating since at least January, showing up on Georgia message boards and even general SEC boards.
Supposedly (again, according to message boards), Ealey was recently seen in Statesboro alongside Eagles recruits. Georgia Southern fans are already penciling him into the team’s depth chart.
Obviously Ealey’s predicament has been worsening for some time now, with Ealey missing various rounds of early-morning punishment runs on top of totally random on-field production, incurring that arrest, and engaging in a generally impressive spree of not-all-that-scandalous mischief. And it sounds like he’s lost his starting job to Isaiah Crowell, assuming the freshman does his part.
While it would take some time for Ealey to learn Jeff Monken’s system — and adjust to a team culture that is certainly no more accommodating to Ealeyesque behavior than Mark Richt’s is — he would instantly be the most physically talented player on the team.
But again, it’s just a rumor for now.