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Friday, April 8, 2011
S. Carolina Qb Suspended Indefinitely
The old ball coach is in the news again, Steve Spurrier, a legendary coach in the SEC Conference, has said that his starting QB Stephen Garcia was suspended from the football program indefinitely after the QB guaranteed he would not get into trouble again. Eric Hyman, the Athletic Director of South Carolina said, "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."
Apparently, Garcia was loud and disruptive at a mandatory leadership seminar Tuesday night. Alcohol could be detected on his breath and he was asked to leave the event. Garcia admitted to drinking before the event as he was celebrating his teammate's birthday. The event was part of the Mentors in Violence Prevention program which was made a requirement for SEC athletes three years ago. Spurrier said that Garcia's suspension would last though the spring semester and his status beyond that would be determined at a later date.
"If he's back, he's back. If he's not, he's not. It's really the same thing as a guy getting hurt, a guy going pro or whatever. Players come and go as we all know. This instance should have never happened, but it did. So this is where we are" Spurrier said.
My friend Alex, who wants to hang out everyday now that he's married for some reason I'm like dude hang out with your wife lol, he thinks the suspension is a little harsh. I don't think it is, not when dude has been suspended five times! This guy gets t'd up more than Dwight Howard, sorry D at least you can sing more Smash Mouth karaoke during your suspension.
Look at this point we all know Garcia's a trainwreck waiting to happen. Five suspensions? What does that tell you? Dude cannot get out of his own way. Falling down drunk at a Violence Prevention seminar? Dude's lucky they didn't bring out the tasers. You gotta love the OBC, the old ball coach. No one spins a story like Steve Spurrier, well maybe Nick Saban after he lied to the Miami Dolphins.
Everything Spurrier said in that quote is gold. "If he's back, he's back"? Do you think they're going to let Garcia go? They looked the other way four times errrr I mean handled his suspensions internally four times. "It's the same thing as a guy getting hurt or going pro"? Uh no it isn't, how is a drunk quarterback the same as an injured quarterback? Going pro? I don't think they reward that kind of behavior unless you went to the University of Miami errrr uhhhh I mean just kidding. "Players come and go as we all know".
Come on Steve give us a little credit here huh, of course players come and go hell my friends and I play football so technically we're players. You left out the key word...Starting! Starting players don't just come and go which is why this guy got a slap on the wrist errrr I mean suspended five times. Hey I understand it's South Carolina and not Alabama or Texas or Auburn, it's hard to recruit to S. Carolina when you can go to one of those other colleges but don't act like you can pull the next Cam Newton or Tim Tebow anytime you want.
Or maybe I'm wrong I mean what do I know? They can go with their backup Connor Shaw who's going to be a sophomore and threw 33 times in only nine appearances a year ago. This isn't the Mountain West Conference no offense Nevada I love you guys but the South Eastern Conference is a different animal, they'll tear Connor's head off or try at least. They have to face powerhouse schools on a consistent basis. Georgia, Auburn, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Arkansas, Florida, etc. So when Spurrier says that Garcia's status would be determined at a later date, I'm willing to bet the status will go from suspended back to starting QB. Then again summer isn't even here yet and Garcia's gotta stay clean until autumn. The bookies probably have an over/under on another suspension...