ECU wide receiver Trevon Brown ruled academically ineligible for 2016 season

Pirates junior receiver missed the season opener against Western Carolina due to not meeting full eligibility standards.

GREENVILLE, N.C. — East Carolina head coach Scottie Montgomery revealed Wednesday that junior wide receiver Trevon Brown has been ruled academically ineligible for the 2016 season. The announcement comes after Brown missed the Pirates’ season opener against Western Carolina due to not meeting eligibility standards.”It’s very disappointing, more so not having a chance to have him around our team or on the field,” ECU head coach Scottie Montgomery said following Wednesday’s practice. “He’s worked really hard to get to where he is.”This isn’t the first time the Pirates have dealt with losing Brown, who missed three games last season after being placed on probation for a violation of the school’s student code of conduct. Despite missing those three starts, Brown still finished with 41 receptions for 496 yards and four touchdowns.Brown sent out a series of tweets about his status, but finished with a decleration that he will return to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.I love my school and this team— Trevon Brown #⃣8⃣8⃣ (@Legendary_ECU88) September 7, 2016
But until next time people— Trevon Brown #⃣8⃣8⃣ (@Legendary_ECU88) September 7, 2016
God does things for a reason… Sometimes there good sometimes there bad— Trevon Brown #⃣8⃣8⃣ (@Legendary_ECU88) September 7, 2016
Can't wait to get rowdy in dowdy again!!! It's gone be a while #PirateNation Love T.B88 lets go shock the world fellas #Faith— Trevon Brown #⃣8⃣8⃣ (@Legendary_ECU88) September 7, 2016
Luckily for the Pirates that showed plenty of firepower against Western Carolina in the season opener. With Philip Nelson and Zay Jones leading the way in the passing game and Anthony Scott proving to be a versatile tailback, ECU has a plethora of weapons.”It was tough,” Montgomery said of telling Brown the news. “I promised him that we are going to make sure we do everything we can to make sure he’s educated and get him ready for next year.”Putting up 688 total yards against NC State will be much more difficult than doing so against Western. But with several playmakers offensively, Saturday’s showdown is still shaping up to be a shootout between two in-state rivals.