Eric's a sad case.
I understand he had several disciplinary issues while in high school and at both of his stops in college. Stuff like stealing personal items from teammates, forgery and check writing fraud. He was always given multiple chances because of his talent. I had a chance to recruit/talk to him about coming to school after he "left" Brevard, but soon found the baggage to be something that didn't fit the program. He seemed like a nice, likeable kid. No history that indicated he was violent. If anything, he was just Immature.
I saw him some years later when he was at Cumberland College where he was given a chance to resume his collegiate running at the behest of a former teammate at Brevard College, who was a Coach on Cumberlands staff at the time. It seemed like the story from High School and his previous college stop was repeating itself. I don't think he finished his degree or was consistently academically eligible.
This is a sad story. I feel for the families of everyone who is involved.