Pearson is off the team and will miss senior season

OXFORD, Miss. -- Mississippi running back Vashon Pearson
will not play his senior season after being declared ineligible by
the NCAA, coach Ed Orgeron said Wednesday.

"He is no longer on the team," Orgeron said in a statement
issued by the school.

Pearson led the Rebels in rushing as a junior last season with
807 yards on 158 carries with three touchdowns.

He was listed as a co-starter with Jamal Pittman at the end of
spring workouts.

Pearson rushed for 1,441 yards in three seasons with the Rebels.