Posted by Tom Fornelli
It looks like the NCAA's investigation about football players and their involvement with agents has claimed another victim.
Word broke on Wednesday afternoon that the South Carolina Gamecocks had dismissed the previously suspended tight end Weslye Saunders from the team. Saunders had been suspended indefinitely by Steve Spurrier for a "violation of team rules," though Spurrier also said at the time that it had nothing to do with Saunders' alleged residence at the Whitney Hotel in Miami or the NCAA's investigation.
“Weslye Saunders is no longer part of our football program,” said South Carolina AD Eric Hyman in a release. “Beyond that I will have no further comment.”
Whitney, along with other players like North Carolina 's Marvin Austin and Alabama 's Marcell Dareus , came under scrutiny for living in the Whitney Hotel with questions about how they were paying for their stay. The players were all asked to vacate the hotel in August and pay off any outstanding balances--something Whitney reportedly did with the help of a loan -- but Saunders and a number of teammates reportedly still reside there.
Whitney, a native of Durham, North Carolina has also admitted to being a long time friend of Marvin Austin.
Updates on this developing story as they come.
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