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Coach McNeill Responds To Citations Issued To Players

ECU Football coach Ruffin McNeill says junior linebacker Matt Thompson and sophomore cornerback Rahkeem Morgan will face internal disciplinary action and will not play in Saturday's spring game because of unprofessional conduct that resulted in citations for both players by the Greenville Police Department late Saturday.

Greenville Police report Morgan was issued a possession of a malt beverage underage citation. They also say Thompson was given a citation for urination in public.

McNeill says, "Until last weekend, Matt and Rahkeem met, even exceeded every obligation we have asked of them since I've been here," McNeill explained. "However, with that said, I expect those to be followed unconditionally. We are handling this situation internally, and as long as they carry out their responsibilities and conduct themselves in a professional manner, they will have the opportunity to remain in our program and work their way back. "We have so many players on our team that I'm really proud of and have achieved great things on and off the field, and in the classroom in my short time here, and this only takes away from those accomplishments."

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According to Greenville Police, 20-year-old Rahkeem Morgan, a Junior defensive back, and 21-year-old Matt Thompson, a Sophomore defensive back, were cited for misconduct.

Greenville Police report Morgan was issued a possession of a malt beverage underage citation. They also say Thompson was given a citation for urination in public.

The citations were issued this weekend.

Just last month, 20-year-old Brandon Jackson and 21-year-old Giavanni Ruffin were arrested following an incident with police in downtown Greenville. It was Jackson’s third alcohol-related arrest. Jackson was kicked off the team a few days later.


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