South Carolina suspends QB Garcia for 1 week

By: AP
By: AP

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia
has been suspended for the first week of spring practice for
violating team rules.

Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier wouldn't specify what the senior
did, but hinted that it happened sometime last year.

Spurrier took only a few questions after South Carolina's first
practice of the spring, but did say Garcia had been following team
rules this semester.

Garcia now has missed at least part of three of his five spring
practices on campus. Three run-ins with the law during his first 15
months at South Carolina caused him to miss all offseason practices
in 2007 and 2008.

Spurrier says sophomore backup quarterback Andrew Clifford also
will miss a week of practice for breaking the rules.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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