Stephen Garcia Suspended Indefinitely

After a statement from South Carolina Athletics Director Eric Hyman suspending QB Stephen Garcia indefinitely, begs to question how many chances this guy will get.

Now on his fifth strike it seems, Garcia has been suspended from the Gamecocks indefinitely.

In his statement, Hyman said, “Being a student-athlete at the University of South Carolina is a privilege, not a right.”  We have expectations for our student-athletes and we make them aware that there are consequences for their actions.  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.”

It is Garcia’s second suspension this spring, and now the fourth in his career at South Carolina.  The indefinite suspension is linked to a nonathletic event last night that Garcia was belligerent towards those in charge and smelled of alcohol.

Despite leading the team to the SEC Championship Game last season, there have been more off-the-field news stories surrounding Garcia rather than his on-the-field play.

This also comes after Garcia “guaranteed” on March 24th that his off-the-field issues were over.

Now Steve Spurrier, who has stood behind his first highly touted recruit, has to make a decision whether or not this repeat offender is worth a spot on the football team.  It might be time though to move on without a guy who has repeatedly brought shame to the University of South Carolina.

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