These posts are never easy. So we'll stick to facts. We hope you do the same as much as possible in the comment section regarding former Syracuse Orange defensive end Amir Ealey and the victims.
Yesterday, Ealey was arrested by the Syracuse Police Department, who charged him with two counts of rape in the third degree. He was brought to the Onondoga County Justice Center for lodging.
The arrest stemmed from an incident that took place in Ernie Davis Hall back in July 2015, when Ealey first arrived on campus at SU. Both victims spoke with detectives in SPD's Abused Persons Unit, who conducted an investigation. The detectives were informed of the incident on March 22, 2016. They were acquaintances of Ealey at the time.
Ealey, as you'll recall, was dismissed from the program back in February, along with fellow defensive end Qaadir Sheppard. It seems that dismissal was not related to Ealey's arrest given the timeline above.
Some additional updates via Syracuse.com's Stephen Bailey, which sheds more light on what Ealey's future may hold:
Dismissed Syracuse DE Amir Ealey has been placed on interim suspension until a university investigation is completed, @MinkNate reports.— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) March 30, 2016
Ealey details: Both women were adults. If convicted, he faces up to 16 months-4 years in prison for each charge. Charges could be upgraded.— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) March 30, 2016
We'll provide more details as they arrive.