Garcia Suspended Indefinitely (update: reinstated)

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Update 8/2: Garcia has been given the green light to play.

Coach Spurrier sounds confident that Garcia will shape up for the upcoming season. The Sun News has more details. Read it here. To get the back story, read our updates below.

Update 5/11 more details: has some new information that explains exactly what transpired and who pushed for Garcia's benching. Read the full coverage here.

First Report 4/6: The University of South Carolina might be scrambling for a winning season now that their quarterback, Stephen Garcia has been suspended indefinitely. 

From: Carolina Live

 Former Gamecock and NFL linebacker Corey Miller, who works in sports radio in Columbia, tweeted that the suspension was the result of Garcia getting in trouble at an athletic leadership meeting

A screenshot of the Tweet heard 'round the Carolinas

The Sun News adds that, 

It is Garcia's fifth suspension - and second this spring - since arriving on campus in January 2007.


Garcia has struggled to stay out of trouble throughout his career. He came to South Carolina as a highly coveted prospect, yet was arrested twice his first two month at school.

Read more of Garcia's troubled history at USC and who might take over Garcia's place as the quarterback of the Gamecocks.

We're not sure how well the Gamecocks will fair this year without Garcia, who helped to secure them the  SEC East title this past season. There might be little joy in William-Brice Stadium this year. 



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