ECU wide receiver Trevon Brown has been ruled academically ineligible for the 2016 college football season, the NCAA announced this week according to 247 Sports.
Head coach Scottie Montgomery confirmed the news on Wednesday.
While Brown is not eligible to play for the Pirates this season, he can still remain an active member of the program on a week-to-week basis during practice and workouts.
From the report:
Head coach Scottie Montgomery confirmed Brown could not play for the Pirates this fall, but would remain on the roster and be permitted to practice as long as he is enrolled at the school on a full-time basis. Brown will have one year of eligibility remaining after sitting out this season.
It is a disappointing turn of events for ECU, who entered the season with Brown as a projected starter on the outside.
Brown has 55 receptions for 760 yards in his 17-game career at ECU. When he is eligible to return to the field next season, Brown will have one year of eligibility remaining.