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.