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Pizza-toting Gamecock QB injured in moped wreck

Posted on: August 30, 2011 4:44 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Third-string South Carolina quarterback Andrew Clifford's injury shouldn't have nearly the kind of impact on Saturday's clash between the Gamecocks and East Carolina Pirates that starting corner Akeem Auguste's might. But it's a whole lot more ... interesting.

That's not to make light of what must have been a scary situation this past weekend, when Clifford lost control of his moped and was found unconscious before being rushed to the hospital. Clifford was not wearing a helmet at the time and Steve Spurrier said the sophomore was also carrying a pizza as he drove.

"Hopefully that was a lesson for all of our guys who drive scooters," Spurrier said. "You can advise them to wear a helmet, encourage them, but if they’re not going to wear one…"

Fortunately for Clifford, his injuries won't keep him out of action long. After receiving stitches and being diagnosed with a concussion, Clifford is expected back in two-to-three weeks.

Barring injuries to both Stephen Garcia and Connor Shaw, the Gamecocks won't miss him on the field. But maybe they'll learn something about scooter safety from his experience all the same.

Comments

Since: Aug 27, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 7:31 pm
 

Pizza-toting Gamecock QB injured in moped wreck

why the other name for people who ride motorcycles without a helmut "organ donors"



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: August 30, 2011 6:43 pm
 

Pizza-toting Gamecock QB injured in moped wreck

Misleading headline. You click on it thinking that it has to be talking about Garcia.

Oh well, lucky that Clifford landed on his head, otherwise he might have been seriously hurt.



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: August 30, 2011 5:58 pm
 

Pizza-toting Gamecock QB injured in moped wreck

I love the headline to this.  It is a shame the kid got hurt, but you do have to be smarter than that in order to survive in this world.  Just thinking about this makes me laugh. 



Since: Jul 12, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 5:00 pm
 

Pizza-toting Gamecock QB injured in moped wreck

Was he drunk too?



Since: Mar 25, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 4:54 pm
 

Pizza-toting Gamecock QB injured in moped wreck

Dumbass.


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