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SC Suspends RB for Bama game

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina running back Jarvis Giles
has been suspended and won't make the trip to play No. 2 Alabama on
Saturday night.

South Carolina athletic spokesman Steve Fink said Friday that
Giles violated team and univeristy policy. Giles, a freshman, was
the 22nd-ranked Gamecocks second-leading rusher this season with
245 yards. Fink did not know if Giles' suspension extended past the
Alabama game.

Fink also said offensive line starter Heath Batchelor would also
not make the trip. Multiple media outlets reported that the junior
had left the team this week. Fink could not comment on those
reports.

In addition, Fink said that two second-teammers would miss the
game because of injury in receiver Dion Lecorn and defensive end
Byron McKnight.


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