Abandon all hope, ye who coach in Columbia.

I don’t know how quickly South Carolina freshman QB Stephen Garcia is learning Spurrier’s playbook, but he’s sure getting an early education on how South Carolina’s criminal justice system works:

For the second time in three weeks, Stephen Garcia spent part of a Saturday in jail.

The heralded South Carolina quarterback was arrested Saturday and charged with vandalizing the car of a USC professor that was parked on campus Thursday afternoon.

The arrest came two weeks after Garcia was charged with drunkenness and failure to stop on a police command following an altercation outside of the Knock Knock Club in Five Points early on Feb. 17.

Needless to say, this kid has made the Evil Genius look foolish, something that’s usually hard to do, and no doubt has some serious consequences:

… Under USC athletic department policy, Garcia will be suspended indefinitely and will not be allowed to participate in team activities, media relations director Steve Fink said.

Garcia initially told Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier that he had been falsely accused. In a statement released Saturday, Spurrier he would make a decision on Garcia after the legal system had “run its course.”

Garcia, who enrolled at USC in January, was suspended for four days following his February arrest. After lifting Garcia’s suspension, Spurrier said he hoped Garcia had learned his lesson…

I think it’s safe to say that the “hoping” phase has ended. He’s probably into something like the “ass-kicking” stage now.


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