Wright deemed ineligible for 2009

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Cornerback Shareece Wright is academically ineligible and will be forced to sit out the 2009 season, Coach Pete Carroll announced tonight.

"Shareece didn't get it done," said Carroll, who learned of the news following Monday's practice. "He didn't get the GPA he needed to get."

Wright, a projected starter, will be replaced in the lineup by Josh Pinkard, a first-string cornerback in 2008 who had been slotted as a starting safety this season. Pinkard's move opens up a starting role for safety Will Harris.

A redshirt junior who sat out 2008 with a neck injury, Wright will be allowed to practice with the team this fall but will not be eligible to play in a game until the 2010 season.

"He's disappointed but he's going to make the most of it," Carroll said of Wright.

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