ECU Football Players Face Alcohol-Related Charges

Two East Carolina football players are in trouble with the law after being arrested this past weekend.

Court records show cornerback Emanuel Davis and running back Brandon Jackson have court dates next month on the charges.

Davis is charged with disorderly conduct and possession of alcohol under the age of 21, while Jackson faces charges of being intoxicated and disruptive, resisting public officer, consuming alcohol by someone under 21, driving after consuming under the age of 21, and DWI.

A court record states Jackson was "unlawfully and willfully did appear intoxicated in a public place, the parking lot, Stratford Arms Apartments" on South Charles Boulevard on January 10, 2010 and "was disruptive in that the defendant did curse, shout at and rudely insult others."

The court record also states Jackson "unlawfully and willfully did resist, delay and obstruct" a public officer by "refusing to comply with a lawful command to be quiet and quit interfering with his investigation."

The court record states the officer was trying to investigate an accident.

Court documents also state Jackson was cited November 1, 2008, in Greenville by an ECU police officer at 4:40 a.m. and that he was charged with driving while impaired. Court records currently show a court date is scheduled for February 2010.

Both Davis and Jackson are significant players for ECU.

Davis was a starting defensive back while Jackson was in the starting rotation of running backs early in the season but has not started in the last few games.

ECU Sports Information Director Tom McClellan says they are aware of the arrests and are still in the process of gathering information. When asked asked if the players were, or would be placed on probation, McClellan said Coach Skip Holtz has been out of town and he would have to evaluate the situation.


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  • by I agree on Feb 7, 2010 at 04:55 PM
    That underage kids college as well as high school students drink. Always been. Anyway would people be saying something different if these guys weren't football players. Seems like to me being on football team has its perk for high school and college.
  • by Josh Location: State College on Feb 3, 2010 at 11:25 AM
    I got a drinking ticket while I was at ECU...I also went on to serve as an officer in the Army...but I guess that drinking ticket means I am a horrible representation of ECU...grow up people this happens all the time. Greenville does it because of $$$$
  • by them and every other college student... on Jan 21, 2010 at 05:16 PM
    Davis will get hit with a drinking ticket if anything, which is exactly what his offense calls for. Underage drinking hardly makes one a criminal - a kid is more like it. Jackson will probably lose his license for a year and maybe some community service for resisting a police officer. You can't punish someone excessively for being a college athlete. If anyone paid attention to the other sports at ECU they'd find members of EVERY team engaged in some kind of unlawful conduct, it's college. That's life. Hey Paula, ever heard of cruel and unusual punishment? Voluntary manslaughter won't get you 20 years. The Punishment must fit the crime - it's a Constitutional right. It's ideologies like yours that lead to overcrowded prisons. And to "fed up" - its "their scholarships" - there refers to a place. Maybe you should have gotten their scholarships so you could have learned the difference between there they're and their. They both deserve a slap on the wrist. No more, no less
  • by ROOKIE on Jan 18, 2010 at 07:48 PM
    they are human also but a code of ethics should be held high with a sence of pride to represent ECU.
  • by Paula Bertan Location: Bayboro on Jan 18, 2010 at 08:45 AM
    This is EXACTLY why our society is in decline. How these criminals could be defended, from any point of view, is beyond me. Look at their charges: resisting arrest, public intoxication, driving while under the influence, etc. And yet, so many on here are quick to give them a "free pass" because they play an idiotic game? No wonder Greenville is gang central and ECU a joke that nobody outside of Eastern Carolina has even heard of. Want to make a positive change? Put these two in prison for 20 years. They want to be role models? Then show what happens when you flagrantly disobey the law. Finally, those that served the alcohol to these under-21 "students" should be tracked down and imprisoned as well.
  • by Kyle on Jan 14, 2010 at 06:06 PM
    I dont know why people insist on giving athletes such high standards like there not regular kids. If anyones kid in college got in trouble for drinking it would not be a big deal. There not the only two college football players that were drunk this weekend. Everyone makes mistakes they did not do anything terrible there college kids drinking.... It happens
  • by Kassidy on Jan 14, 2010 at 05:04 PM
    We will miss you this year in football season. i am only 12 but i think that i am you and the teams # 1 fan ever. We are sad that you are leaving but every1 moves on at one point. Hope you like it there.
  • by GM Location: NC on Jan 14, 2010 at 04:13 PM
    So sorry these guys made such unwise decisions but it's not the end of the world. There's no one perfect and we all make mistakes! I think the embarrassment of this being aired in the media will teach them a lesson and help them make wiser decisions in the future. The media is trying make it seem like this type of problem has just started but ask students at any university and you'll find that many athletes are involved in underage drinking and other things that are far worse. To the readers, try concentrating more on your own problems and to the media, stop making a mountain out of a molehill and find something else more worthy to report.
  • by House Bunniez Location: Greenville/OBX on Jan 14, 2010 at 11:42 AM
    As former Manteo High School students and friends of the charged football players we do not agree with most of the statements posted on here. However, these young men should be punished for their behavior but should not be punished so heavily that they lose everything. Growing up with one of them and developing a friendship with the other, these charges are most definatly out of character for both. Hopefully, the boys can bounce back from this and continue to be successful not only on the field but in the classroom as well. PIRATE NATION UNITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by lucky on Jan 14, 2010 at 10:26 AM
    These guys won't get too much attention now that Skip is leaving for USF. Lucky for them!
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