Georgia Southern suspends starting quarterback, defensive end after arrests this week


STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) – Two Georgia Southern Football players were arrested this week and suspended from all football-related activities until further notice, according to head coach Chad Lunsford.

Shai Werts, the junior quarterback from Clinton, S.C., was arrested Wednesday in Saluda, S.C. and charged with speeding and misdemeanor possession of cocaine after residue was discovered on the hood of his car.

Quan Griffin, the junior defensive end of Glen Saint Mary, Fla., was arrested in Baker County, Fla. and charged in conjunction with a domestic dispute.

News 3’s Connor Delprete is in Statesboro Friday morning at the team’s first day of practice. Neither Werts nor Griffin are present.

“These suspensions are in place to protect Shai, Quan and the university,” Lunsford told Delprete. “It will allow us to gather more information.”

This case is pending, so the university will not be able to add any other comment.

Last season, Werts started all 13 games and was the only starting quarterback in the FBS not to throw a single interception. Griffin also played in all 13 games last season.

The Eagles are set to play Louisiana State University on Aug. 31. It is unknown at this time if Werts or Griffin will be on the field.

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