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Stephen Garcia suspended indefinitely

Posted on: April 6, 2011 6:16 pm
Edited on: April 6, 2011 6:21 pm
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Posted by Tom Fornelli

In what has seemingly become a spring tradition in Columbia, South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia found himself suspended for all of spring practice in March, which was allegedly due to some partying he did down in Atlanta while the Gamecocks were in town for the Chik-Fil-A Bowl. Well, now it seems that Garcia's suspension won't just be for spring practice, as it's had the indefinite tag added to it according to athletic director Eric Hyman.

"Being a student-athlete at the University of South Carolina is a privilege, not a right," said Hyman. "We have expectations for our student-athletes and we make them aware that there are consequences for their actions. Stephen has exhibited behavior that is unacceptable for one of our student-athletes. Therefore, he has forfeited the privilege to participate in any football related activity until further notice."

As for what Garcia did to earn this newest suspension, that hasnt' been announced as of yet. Though The Post & Courier's Travis Haney tweeted that he "heard rumbling earlier in afternoon of another incident" that he said was minor compared to what happened at the bowl game. Haney also tweeted that Garcia "did not represent himself well at a school function." As for whatever that could mean, well, let's just say I have my theories.

Whatever the case is, Garcia isn't doing much to endear himself to South Carolina or Steve Spurrier, and I get the feeling that Connor Shaw will see a lot more playing time this season. Maybe even all of it.
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Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: April 9, 2011 12:26 pm
 

Stephen Garcia suspended indefinitely

Oops, Meyer...God forbid their be two of them.  Listening to one on ESPN is bad enough.



Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: April 9, 2011 12:25 pm
 

Stephen Garcia suspended indefinitely

According to SEC rules, "indefinitely" means that the 5th suspension must be twice the number of days of the 1st and 2nd suspension combined or the difference between the 4th suspension and the 3rd suspension minus days off for good behavior...whichever of the two totals is greater.  Unless Urban Meyers intervenes with the Rainey rule.



Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: April 7, 2011 2:35 pm
 

Stephen Garcia suspended indefinitely

"Indefinitely" means until the start of fall practice... What a joke, this is the SEC. Come on y'all. It's just for show. The old ball coach will never have a better shot at South Carolina than with this returning team. Garcia figures to be a key cog. He's not being cut loose until something really bad happens. Count on it.



Since: Aug 7, 2010
Posted on: April 7, 2011 12:49 pm
 

Stephen Garcia suspended indefinitely

Has Garcia been hanging out with Masoli?



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: April 7, 2011 12:37 pm
 

Stephen Garcia suspended indefinitely

Garcia is becoming SC's Ryan Perrilloux.  The difference for SC is that they have a pretty good backup, where LSU did not.  SC needs to just cut Garcia loose as it does not appear he is going to "get it" anytime soon. 



Since: Dec 14, 2010
Posted on: April 7, 2011 11:51 am
 

Stephen Garcia suspended indefinitely

garcia should transfer to western carolina university. he'll be eligible to play next year. it would be grest for both he and wcu. he'll have to behave for only 6 months.



Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: April 7, 2011 10:03 am
 

Stephen Garcia suspended indefinitely

It would appear that Spurrier is just looking for an excuse to start Conner Shaw, and that Garcia, never known for his intelligence or common sense, has just given it to him.  If Garcia is finished at South Carolina, the Gamecocks certainly will not lose much at the Quarterback position, and may even come out ahead in the deal.



Since: Sep 6, 2009
Posted on: April 7, 2011 8:31 am
 

Stephen Garcia suspended indefinitely

Has there been a season in which Garcia wasn't suspended?  By the way, isn't his 11 years of eligibility almost up?



Since: Aug 15, 2007
Posted on: April 7, 2011 8:24 am
 

Stephen Garcia suspended indefinitely

Canesfan22......NOW THAT'S FUNNY!!!!!!




Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: April 7, 2011 7:33 am
 

Stephen Garcia suspended indefinitely

LOUD NOISES!!!!!!!



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