Statesboro, GA (Sports Network) - Georgia Southern has suspended All-America
nose tackle Brent Russell indefinitely after being arrested earlier this week.
He was arrested by campus police early Sunday and charged with disorderly
conduct and obstruction of a law enforcement officer, the Savannah Morning
Russell's arrest occurred a few hours after the Eagles lost a home game to
Southern Conference rival Appalachian State. He was arrested outside of Rude
Rudy's restaurant after police arrived on the scene to break up a fight in the
parking lot, asked him to leave several times and he did not comply.
Russell, a 6-foot, 300-pound senior from Corner, Ga., is a three-time nominee
for the Buck Buchanan Award which honors the FCS outstanding defensive player.
He made The Sports Network FCS All-America first team as a junior last year.
Seventh-ranked Georgia Southern (7-2), which is in first place in the Southern
Conference, hosts Howard in a non-conference game Saturday and wraps up the
regular season on Nov. 17 at the University of Georgia.
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