ECU Players Talk About Ruffin And Jackson

Players are speaking out after head Coach Ruffin McNeill kicked one player off the team and suspended another following their arrests early Sunday morning.

Brandon Jackson's ECU football career is now over after McNeill fired his running back from the program.

Jackson along with 21 year old ball carrier Giavanni Ruffin were arrested Sunday morning for being drunk and rowdy outside a bar in downtown Greenville according to authorities.

Ruffin is suspended indefinitely from the team.

On Monday, players spoke candidly about their coach's decision to lay down some harsh punishments.

Josh Smith, a Defensive Tackle said, "I agree with what Coach Ruff's done. I respect him for making that decision. I know it's a hard decision but that's what you gotta do in that kind of situation."

And Dwayne Harris, a Wide Receiver said, "When you do something and you mess up. It's like you at home, your mom and dad you get in trouble you know they're going to discipline you."

Both players may face academic disciplinary action from the university as well.


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