Football

Georgia player suspended after hit-and-run charge

Georgia tailback Washaun Ealey has been suspended for at least one game by Coach Mark Richt following the sophomore's arrest.

Ealey, the team's leading rusher last season, was arrested early Friday and charged with hit and run and driving on a suspended license.

Richt says he is extremely disappointed with Ealey's poor judgment.

UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said Ealey was driving his roommate's Chevrolet Impala when he hit a parked truck in a school parking deck at 3:19 a.m. on Friday.

University employees told Ealey to stay at the scene until police arrived, but he left. No one was reported hurt. Williamson said police later contacted Ealey's roommate and learned Ealey had been driving the car. Williamson said alcohol was not involved.

Ealey was released from the Clarke County Jail after posting bond of $4,800.

Ealey is the eighth Georgia player and second running back to be arrested this year.

Missouri star accused of sexual assault

Missouri running back Derrick Washington was accused of sexual assault by a former tutor and could face criminal charges related to the incident that may be behind his indefinite suspension. Boone County (Mo.) court records show the woman, a Missouri graduate, obtained a protection order against Washington on June 22. She accused the senior captain and starting tailback of entering her off-campus apartment three days earlier in the middle of the night and sexually assaulting her.

Washington has led the Tigers in rushing each of the past two years.

Around the nation

Middle Tennessee: Middle Tennessee suspended quarterback Dwight Dasher indefinitely Friday for accepting a $1,500 loan in violation of the NCAA's amateurism rules. University officials will be asking the NCAA to reinstate him with a punishment lasting no more than three games.

Oregon: Sophomore Darron Thomas will be the starting quarterback for No. 11 Oregon's opener against New Mexico. Thomas has been competing for the job against senior Nate Costa.

BYU: The battle for the starting quarterback job ended in a tie. Coach Bronco Mendenhall said junior Riley Nelson and freshman Jake Heaps will share the job when the season begins next week.

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