ECU receivers Webster, Smyre suspended indefinitely
Posted October 8, 2013
Greenville, N.C. — East Carolina wide receivers Danny Webster and Quataye Smyre have been suspended indefinitely for "a violation of team policy," according to the school.
"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," Pirates head coach Ruffin McNeill said in a statement Tuesday. "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, a junior, is the Pirates' third-leading receiver with 18 catches for 144 yards. He has also experienced action on both the punt and kickoff return units this year, starting four of five games.
Smyre, a redshirt freshman, has played in the last two contests and has three receptions for 19 yards.
McNeill said true freshman Isaiah Jones, who opened the campaign as an inside receiver before moving to an outside slot three weeks ago, would return to his original position.
East Carolina (4-1, 2-0 C-USA) will travel to New Orleans Saturday to meet Tulane (4-2, 2-0) at 3:30 p.m. ET.