COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia,
arrested twice in recent weeks, will not participate in the
Gamecocks' upcoming spring practice.
Garcia was arrested Saturday and accused of damaging a
professor's car with a key. Last month, the 19-year-old was
arrested and charged with drunkenness and failing to stop for a
"Stephen Garcia will be suspended from all football team
activities through the end of this semester," Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier said in a
statement Tuesday. "He will be expected to go to class and study
hall but will not participate in any spring practices or team
Spurrier said he hoped Garcia would make "an all-out effort to
get his personal life in line with our other Carolina football
players and eventually reach his full potential as a
On Monday, Garcia issued an apology to the professor, Spurrier,
his teammates and fans.
The Gamecocks open spring practice March 20.