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South Carolina Gamecock QB Garcia suspended

The 19-year-old has broken the law twice in the last month.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia, arrested twice in recent weeks, will not participate in the Gamecocks’ upcoming spring practice.

Garcia was arrested Saturday and accused of damaging a professor’s car with a key. Last month, the 19-year-old was arrested and charged with drunkenness and failing to stop for a police officer.

“Stephen Garcia will be suspended from all football team activities through the end of this semester,” Spurrier said in a statement Tuesday. “He will be expected to go to class and study hall but will not participate in any spring practices or team football meetings.”

Spurrier said he hoped Garcia would make “an all-out effort to get his personal life in line with our other Carolina football players and eventually reach his full potential as a student-athlete.”

He’s going to miss spring practice? That may be a reward instead of a punishment.

Note- I fixed this post from what I originally wrote. The Yahoo headline was deceptive and I fell for it. No oee to blame but myself.

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I’m not suprised, he in LA we have ahd similar cases with USC, where Rey Maualuga punched another student in the face and sat out the firs thalf of a game, until another linebacker went down injured. From then on his playing time increased.

Posted by Mister Biggs | March 6, 2007 | 02:10 pm | Permalink

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