Georgia Southern forward Eric Ferguson faces an indefinite suspension after being arrested for "possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of schedule II and schedule III drugs (prescription pills), possession of a firearm and possession/use of a drug-related object," according to a report from the Savannah Morning News. The Bulloch County Sheriff's department released notice of the arrest last week.
Athletic director Tom Kleinlein announced the suspension on Monday.
“Right now, (Ferguson) is not part of the team,” Kleinlein said. “For me, it comes down to letting the legal process take (care) of itself and then I can make a better decision but for now, I can’t have him part of our program. That’s what happens when you make poor decisions.”
Ferguson, who sat out last season due to a back injury and has one year of eligibility remaining, averaged 13.4 points as a junior and 15.4 as a sophomore while earning all-conference honors. The 6-foot-8 sophomore figured to be a key contributor for the Eagles this season.