ECU Star Receiver Jamar Bryant Suspended Indefinitely

GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina junior wide receiver Jamar Bryant has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team policy according to an announcement from head football coach Skip Holtz Wednesday afternoon.

Bryant, whose 18-game consecutive start streak will come to an end when East Carolina (3-2) faces Virginia (2-3) in Charlottesville Saturday, is currently the Pirates' second-leading receiver this season with 19 catches for 216 yards and three touchdowns. After a pair of four-catch efforts against Virginia Tech and West Virginia, he recorded back-to-back season-high five-reception totals against Tulane and N.C. State. Bryant scored on his only catch against Houston - a 12-yarder on Sept. 27 - which extended his reception streak to 19 straight games.

"Jamar Bryant has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team policy," Holtz said. The fourth-year ECU coach did not address specifics of the suspension, but added "there is an expectation of conduct associated with being a member of the Pirate football program."

As a sophomore in 2007, Bryant led the team in receptions (48), receiving yards (704) and was the unit co-leader in receiving touchdowns with six. His catch total was the sixth-highest in school single-season history while his yardage clip ranked 10th all-time. He opened his Pirate career with 11 receptions for 108 yards in 10 games as a freshman in 2006.

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  • by deadfish Location: nc on Oct 26, 2008 at 05:06 PM
    corey dawkins: Have you ever heard of strict? What does "strick" mean? Their is a possessive noun NOT to be confused with there.That will be [their] last... It definitely sounds better if you phrase it as long as there is NOT any drugs use. BTW I don't agree with your team discipline concept. If you supervise with a bad boy don't do that again style you'll never be a good leader, period.
  • by corey dawkins Location: hamlet nc on Oct 25, 2008 at 05:50 PM
    Those team rules should not be as strick on seniors.That will be there last year in college,so they are suppose to enjoy it,as long as there is no drugs involved
  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Oct 13, 2008 at 12:38 PM
    Poor Big T, he can't cope with ECU losing 3 soon to be 4 straight games. deadfish and I are the voices of REASON on this board.
  • by Big T Location: greenville on Oct 13, 2008 at 05:52 AM
    I support a ship Dave's %@# back to PA effort. Before some ECU fanactic (not fan) introduces Dave to instant dentistry. Dave and deadfish both rag on ECU. I can deal with deadfish as he does it based on fact. Dave is a.......vacuum! He hates everything about where he is, except the money. I am guessing that is why he is here. PA has already thrown him away. We poor dumb rednecks are just so slow we haven't figured out we need to throw him away too. If I hated where I was as bad as he does I'd leave. Wow I am slow, i just read a post below! I am so sorry Dave, I didn't realize you were "whipped".
  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Oct 12, 2008 at 08:32 AM
    Mr. Barry is probably very sad because ECU is now 3-3 and will be playing in the DAVID Sun Flower Seeds Bowl on December 17th against Winthrop.
  • by Bill Location: Greenville on Oct 12, 2008 at 12:33 AM
    Dave... if you would spend as much time in your life taking time to meet and enjoy the wonderful people in and around ECU/Greenville as you do on this website bashing them, you might one day be able to look back and realize that this was indeed a special place in your life. Good luck on finishing your degree and in getting a job in PA.
  • by deadfish Location: nc on Oct 11, 2008 at 02:24 PM
    Barry: If you read my posts I am a fair blogger. Regarding I am NOT defending Dave. i said before and I say it again Dave is a big boy able to fight his own battles. I did NOT assume anything regarding Bryant. The coach suspension speaks for itself and that's what I said. Bryant didn't get suspended for throwing a kiss at a cheer leading girl. Did he(!)? Rest my case... I am NOT "preoccupied"with rivals. is a reliable CFB recruiting information source. Obviously you have an issue with them and I leave it that. I repeat it is a good and reliable source of information that you can access at any time. NOT every CFB fan has time or access to ESPNU to gather recruiting information. I have never heard any local station announcing any recruiting information and yes that includes ECU... So you tell me Mr. Barry? Thank you
  • by Barry Location: Greenville on Oct 11, 2008 at 09:06 AM
    Keep spinnin' Dave. "My wife made me do it", defense, LOL! Your wife having family here dictates YOUR (and her) geographical choice, seriously?! Dave, I know Pa..., best wishes.
  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Oct 11, 2008 at 08:08 AM
    Barry I was in the Air Force and my wife has family down here. THAT is the only reason why I am finishing my degree ECU. Once I'm done with that, it's on to PA to use my little ECU degree and get a job. Hopefully, businesses in PA have heard of ECU.
  • by Barry Location: Greenville on Oct 11, 2008 at 07:37 AM
    deadfish: Fair enough. Thanks for answering for Dave. I suspect you are older and more mature than he. Dave, for his part, will likely be back, answering in his soon to be patented ill conceived/dismissive manner. deadfish: you are correct in your point that often where a person receives their initial, undergraduate education is where loyalties might be strongest. That's OK. Your own analogy to Marine and Guard days is a good one. My main point with our friend Dave though, has less to do with athletic loyalties and more with his repeated swiping at ECU in general, and with the apparent online chip about his online shoulders in which he does so. I must say, now that I have, in my mind anyways, ID'd his modus operandi, it is getting old. Where I take issue with you deadfish is in your seeming preoccupation with rivals. They're a for profit group, so implicit is bias toward "high profile" schools= $. You give them more credit than I. Re: Bryant, you assume too much; likely NCAA dictate.

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