Spurrier, Gamecocks deal with crazy spring

By: AP
By: AP

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Basketball's best player came out for
football. The quarterback was suspended twice. And South Carolina's
head ball coach was handcuffed by the Columbia police chief with TV
cameras rolling.

It was certainly a crazy spring for Gamecock football and Steve
Spurrier, who had hoped to build on the strides his team took last
year in reaching its first Southeastern Conference championship.

It began with the first of two suspensions for starting
quarterback Stephen Garcia and continued with basketball's leading
scorer Bruce Ellington deciding to come out for football next fall.

In between came the bizarre scene of Spurrier in handcuffs, the
coach's springtime skit after top recruit Jadeveon Clowney was
briefly cuffed and detained by Columbia police.

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

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