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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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