Three football players draw sanctions from university

Three recently arrested Georgia football players have been placed on probation and/or reprimanded by the university for violations of student conduct regulations.

Running back Washaun Ealey, wide receiver Tavarres King and defensive back Jordan Love admitted to violations by entering informal resolution agreements with UGA’s Office of Judicial Programs, according to university documents.

The players’ arrests had been previously reported. Details of the university’s actions were revealed in documents obtained by the AJC today under an open-records request.

Ealey admitted to two violations, according to the documents.

One was that he “engaged in disorderly conduct” by failing to comply with directions of Parking Services staff to stay at the scene of an accident in a campus parking deck. Ealey was arrested and charged with hit-and-run of a parked vehicle and driving with a suspended license in connection with that August incident.

A second violation involving Ealey was for “furnishing false information to a University official.” That case stemmed from an April incident in which he was accused of plagiarizing parts of a paper he was required to write for failing to evacuate his building during a fire drill.

In his informal resolution agreements with the university, Ealey received a reprimand and 20 hours of community service for the disorderly conduct violation, and he received probation and was required to write a paper about the consequences of plagiarism for the “furnishing false information” violation.

King’s violation was that he “consumed alcohol while … under the legal drinking age.” That stemmed from his July arrest for underage possession of alcohol. His resolution agreement states that another alcohol violation while on probation “will likely result in suspension” from UGA and requires him to complete an alcohol education program.

Love’s violation, according to his resolution agreement, was that he “possessed and/or discharged fireworks on campus and/or was with other individuals who did so” in a July incident. The document states “it is also alleged that he failed to identify himself” to a housing staff member. Love’s agreement states that it “serves as a reprimand” and requires him to complete 20 hours of community service.

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