Richt knew about Ealey's suspended license and had told him not to drive. Ealey then drove his car into a truck in a parking garage at 3:19 AM. Let's go ahead and mark Ealey out for that first game as "Injured (sprained cerebellum)." It's difficult to make a more easily avoided dumb move than that one.
Depending on how he reacts to the internal discipline, Ealey could return for the Bulldogs' second game. UGA starts with Louisiana-Lafayette before traveling to Columbia to face South Carolina a week later. Carlton Thomas slides into the second string spot behind Caleb King at tailback for now.