Danny Webster, a former Havelock High standout and current wide receiver at East Carolina, has been suspended indefinitely from the football team, Coach Ruffin McNeill announced Tuesday in a statement.
Webster and teammate Quataye Smyre were suspended for what was called a violation of team policy, according to the statement.
“While this situation is contrary to the progress we’ve made and certainly not indicative of the many right choices we make as a collective group, I’m disappointed any time we have to address issues like this,” McNeill said in his statement. “We always talk about being accountable as a program and any behavior which contradicts that is unacceptable. Our priority is to put people in a position to succeed.”
Webster was ECU’s third-leading receiver this season with 18 catches for 144 yards and one touchdown for the 4-1 Pirates.
In East Carolina’s 24-17 victory over Middle Tennessee State on Saturday, Webster caught five passes for 30 yards.
In two previous seasons playing for the Pirates, Webster had 77 catches for 750 yards and six touchdowns.
Webster, playing quarterback, led Havelock to the eastern regional finals as a junior in 2009 but sat out his senior year in 2010, graduating high school early to enroll at ECU in the spring of 2011.