GREENVILLE – College football fans anticipating a big year from East Carolina University wide out Trevon Brown will not get a chance to see the former New Hanover High School standout this weekend against N.C. State or at all this fall after the NCAA on Wednesday ruled Brown academically ineligible for the 2016 season.
Brown will still remain as an active member of the program and have the ability to workout with the team during practice on a week-to-week basis, but will not play.
Penciled in during training camp as a starter moving into his junior campaign, Brown has 55 receptions for 760 yards in his 17-game career at ECU. The Wilmington native will have an opportunity to return the field next season, with one year of eligibility remaining.
The latest instance marks the third time in Brown’s college career he’s faced issues off the field. He was suspended for the first three games of the 2015 regular season for violating the school’s student code of conduct. The disciplinary action, which was administered after a review hearing prior to the Pirates’ first game in 2015, stemmed from a residence hall policy violation that occurred while Brown was hosting friends in his dorm.
Brown also faced drug charges in 2014 stemming from an arrest. Those charges were eventually dropped.