ECU dismisses Jackson after arrest

Updated: March 30, 2010, 4:11 PM ET
Associated Press

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- East Carolina has dismissed running back Brandon Jackson and suspended running back Giavanni Ruffin following their arrests.

Coach Ruffin McNeill said Jackson was kicked off the team after having previous rule violations. McNeill called Ruffin's suspension indefinite and that he would have to meet several requirements to return to the program.

The school said Greenville police charged Jackson with underage consumption of alcohol, intoxication and simple affray Sunday morning. He was East Carolina's second-leading rusher with 316 yards last season after transferring from Kentucky.

The school said Ruffin was charged with resisting and obstructing a police officer. He was third on the team with 308 yards rushing.

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