Just a couple of weeks in advance of the start of a new football season, East Carolina took a punch to the midsection of its defense on Thursday.
Sophomore nose tackle Terry Williams was suspended indefinitely from all team activities by third-year head coach Ruffin McNeill in the wake of Williams’ arrest for felony marijuana possession on Wednesday in Simpson.
“I have suspended Terry as a result of a poor decision and conduct that is certainly not in line with the standards we have in place at East Carolina,” McNeill said. “Representing this university and playing in our program is a privilege and everyone will be held accountable to earn that right. Naturally, I’m disappointed and frustrated by this development, but we will continue to mentor and guide our players to the best of our ability, although it isn’t always an exact process.”
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