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Two ECU WRs ruled ineligible for 2013 season

Posted August 21, 2013

The East Carolina receiving corps took a hit Wednesday when the school announced senior Justin Jones and sophomore Jabril Soloman have been declared ineligible for the 2013 season.

The university did not specify why the players were ruled ineligible, simply noting that they did not meet expectations set forth by the program.

"While the support system we have in place here has been of great benefit to our student-athletes, we unfortunately reached a point where we are unable to help Justin and Jabril retain their eligibility," head coach Ruffin McNeill said in a statement. "The expectations we have for everyone in our program are high, both on and off the field, and I'm disappointed whenever those aren't met or even exceeded."

Jones completes his career, which included a redshirt season in 2009, with 52 catches for 598 yards and 12 touchdowns in 32 games. He started five of 13 contests at the inside receiver and tight end positions as a junior.

Soloman, who experienced action in 12 games as a true freshman a year ago, led the Pirates with a 24.1 yards-per-catch average.

Even without the services of Soloman and Jones, the pass-first Pirates are plenty deep at the wide receiver position, listing 20 on their 116-man roster. Notable targets for returning quarterback Shane Craden include Justin Hardy and Reese Wiggins.

"We throw for a living, not for a hobby," McNeill said Wednesday. "We have to be able to spread the field,"

East Carolina will open the 2013 season by hosting Old Dominion at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Aug. 31. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.



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  • PSH0117 Aug 22, 2013

    As a pirate fan and alum, we hate to see this, but the right decision was made by Ruff. I think Justin Jones had huge upside because of his size, but this was his last chance. Hopefully Soloman will be able to get back on track and hopefully with some hard work and guidance he can once again take the field for the Pirates.

  • Deacons Aug 22, 2013

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    Two very good posts, it is nice to see objectiveness here instead of the usual smack talk.

  • rduguyhere Aug 22, 2013

    Poor poor State fans. Leave it to them to read a story about ECU and make it all about UNC. Dang..... Poor Poor State.

    Then again, those are the Wolpfies, Aggies, and the people who have yard signs proclaiming their yard as "our state". LOL

  • rduguyhere Aug 22, 2013

    State Fan just "ain't" right. They read an ECU story and start going off on UNC. Again, you fans just ain't right. Called obsessive compulsive behavior or something like that.

  • PiratePhish Aug 22, 2013

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    Then please ask all the UNC fans to quit complaining about Kentucky.

  • kmorcomeback2 Aug 21, 2013

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    good point....and this is coming from a real unc person, not a fake.

  • flagship4ever Aug 21, 2013

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    BAAAA HA HA HA HA HA!!!

    cha-CHING!!!!

  • DUKE4EVER Aug 21, 2013

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    Nice try, but you are way off.

  • weakened back Aug 21, 2013

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    and allowing a suspected rapist on campus to increase your chance of winning is dispicable. it's one thing fudging grades but putting people in danger is a whole different thing.

  • StunGunn Aug 21, 2013

    Gotta have respect for ECU putting academics above athletics.

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