South Carolina WR Shaq Roland suspended two more games
Steve Spurrier said Tuesday that sophomore wideout Shaq Roland would remain suspended for two more weeks over a 'violation of university policy.'
If South Carolina is to keep pace in the SEC East race over the next two weeks, it will have to do so without one if its biggest and best receiving targets.
Per The State, Steve Spurrier said Tuesday that sophomore wideout Shaq Roland will be suspended for two more weeks for a "violation of university policy." Roland did not play in the Gamecocks' 28-25 road win over UCF Saturday, and will now miss both his team's Oct. 5 game against Kentucky and Oct. 12 game at Arkansas.
Spurrier had said Sunday that Roland's suspension was not related to drugs, academics, social media, an arrest, or other any other behavioral problem.
“We’ll find out something, probably midweek or so,” Spurrier said, per the Post and Courier. “It’s a university policy that, somehow or another, he was in violation. OK? That’s about all I should say, I guess.”
The loss of Roland is major one for the Gamecock receiving corps. Roland entered the UCF game as the team's leading receiver (he now trails Bruce Ellington), and his 20-yard average-per-reception makes him far and away the team's most effective deep target.
Roland's absence likely won't be felt too harshly against Kentucky Saturday; the Wildcats are 21-point underdogs. But the trip to Fayetteville to face Arkansas could be far trickier, and it's clear Spurrier isn't one bit happy about the prospect of facing it without Roland available.
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