Still no official word on suspensions

COLUMBIA, S.C. – There’s still no official word on any South Carolina suspensions for Thursday night’s game against Southern Mississippi in connection to the Whitney Hotel investigation.

Steve Fink, South Carolina’s media relations director, said he had nothing to release at this point.

However, the five players believed to be most at risk as far as missing the game were safety Akeem Auguste, cornerback C.C. Whitlock, offensive tackle Jarriel King, offensive guard Terrence Campbell and defensive tackle Ladi Ajiboye.

Tight end Weslye Saunders has already been suspended for the game by South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier for violating team rules.

South Carolina officials are still planning on knowing something definitive on all the players prior to kickoff.

One other player who wasn't dressed out with the rest of his teammates was starting cornerback Chris Culliver, although he wasn't linked to the Whitney Hotel investigation.