December 22, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; East Carolina Pirates head coach Ruffin McNeill reacts against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns during the second quarter of the New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

East Carolina University suspends two receivers


East Carolina University head football coach Ruffin McNeill is known for his disciplinary actions. Everyone around ECU knows that McNeill is a no nonsense type of football coach, and on Tuesday, he proved that reputation.

McNeill announced that a pair of his receivers have been suspended indefinitely for violating unspecified team policies. Danny Webster, a junior, and Quataye Smyre, a redshirt freshman, are the two receivers involved.

In a statement released by McNeil, the head ball coach seemed genuinely disappointed more than anything else.

“While this situation is contrary to the progress we’ve made and certainly not indicative of the many right choices we make as a collective group, I’m disappointed any time we have to address issues like this. We always talk about being accountable as a program and any behavior that contradicts that is unacceptable. Our priority is to put people in a position to succeed.”

Webster will be a significant loss to Ruffin McNeill’s team. After starting four of the first five games, he racked up 18 receptions, good for third on the team, and 144 yards. Webster had also returned two punts for 24 yards, as well as a kickoff for 22.

Smyre has only played in the last two contests, and has managed just three catches for 19 yards.

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  • Brandon Ham

    Who is East”ern” Carolina, I heard of East Carolina, but not this Eastern Carolina. Sorry, but this gets a Com’n Mannn! Your on the Internet with great search engines, like Google. Use them, get the name right.

    • Zach

      Get the correct spelling of You’re right before you condemn the author for East vs Eastern

      However, the man does have a point. It’s EAST Carolina. C’mon man!

  • David Cieslinski

    Eastern Carolina..REALLY???? Can’t wait to watch Southern Carolina play…

  • hoightoider

    John, “Eastern” Carolina? Keep working, you’ll make it eventually.

  • Evelyn Cooper

    As an editor, you have a duty to fact check. I find it interesting that the link below the article is correct as regards the university’s name, as is the other article it directs you towards reading. Please correct the name of the beloved alma mater of three generations of my family. The correct name is EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY. Thank you.

    PS – I suspect that your email address is also incorrect. The gmail account I use does not possess two i’s on the end. You may want to correct that also.

    Sincerely,
    The mother of two Honors English high school students.

  • Noseall

    It’s East Carolina University. How would you like John Adare?

  • TJ Jax Jefferson

    East Carolina dumb ass.