Tag:South Carolina Suspension
Posted on: June 20, 2011 10:09 am
Edited on: June 20, 2011 11:49 am
 

South Carolina DB charged with DUI

Posted by Chip Patterson

Arrest season rolls on, this time in Columbia, as South Carolina defensive back DeVonte Holloman was arrested after the weekend and charged with driving under the influence.

Holloman was arrested by S.C. Highway Patrol at a checkpoint near Williams-Brice Stadium around 3:45 a.m. Saturday morning, according to official records. Holloman, a 20-year-old junior, is coming off his best season yet. He started 10 games in 2010, and his 69 tackles were good for third-best on the team.

The school has not commented officially on the arrest, but a South Carolina official did remind the Post and Courier that any player arrested is suspended indefinitely from the team until the legal process is complete. While the eventual return of quarterback Stephen Garcia from suspension makes the forgiveness process seem easy, don't forget that Victor Hampton was dismissed froth team for a violation of team rules on Friday for being caught with alcohol after he signed with the Gamecocks. Ol' Ball Coach seems to take these situations on a case-by-case basis, and now the onus will be on Holloman to work his way back on the field.

My guess? He'll probably be on the field by second game of the season, at the latest.
Posted on: September 10, 2010 12:04 pm
 

Starting/Sitting: South Carolina, Ole Miss

Posted by Chip Patterson

- South Carolina senior cornerback Chris Culliver was cleared to play Thursday evening against Georiga on Saturday, according to multiple sources.  Culliver was held out of the Gamecocks opener against Southern Miss while the NCAA was investigating an insurance policy he had taken out to protect his draft status in the event of an injury.  Culliver and head coach Steve Spurrier both suggested earlier in the week the cornerback would be suiting up against the Bulldogs, and now it appears official.  This is great news for the Gamecocks especially on the heels of Georiga wide receiver A.J. Green receiving his suspension, which will keep him out three more games.  South Carolina is still missing tight end Weslye Saunders and left tackle Jarriel King as the NCAA continues to look at King's extended and discounted stay at The Whitney Hotel in downtown Columbia to determine if he still owes rent.  There have been no recent updates on Saunders' status.  

- Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt announced that one player has been dismissed from the team, and another has been suspended, both for "violation of team rules."  Junior offensive lineman Rishaw Johnson has been dismissed from the Rebels football team while sophomore linebacker Brandon Sanders has been suspended indefinitely.  Johnson started five games in his career, including in the Rebels season-opening loss to Jacksonville State.  Sanders recorded seven tackles in 11 games in 2009, and appeared in the opener but did not record a tackle.  

No specifics have been given regarding the cause of the suspension, but it is interesting that head coach Houston Nutt is so quick to dismiss and suspend players for violating team rules.  Nutt's tone is unbelievably forgiving when it comes to Oregon transfer Jeremiah Masoli, but he is quick to bring down punishment on other players.  This sentiment has been shared by many Rebels fans, who are questioning the double standard Nutt is holding to his football program.
Posted on: September 2, 2010 7:33 pm
Edited on: September 2, 2010 7:45 pm
 

South Carolina suspends two more players

Posted by Chip Patterson

South Carolina will already be without TE Weslye Saunders for their season opener tonight against Southern Miss.  Multiple sources are reporting that the Gamecocks have suspended two more players, cornerback Chris Culliver and offensive tackle Jarriel King.

Travis Haney of the Charleston Post & Courier, first tweeted that the players would miss the game, and then Joe Person, of The State, confirmed the suspension rumor.  

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Both players were named in the NCAA investigation regarding the misuse of a downtown hotel room.  There is no word as to how long the suspensions will last.

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