PRAYERS FOR QUINTIN RICHARDSON, PLEASE
Okay, so we're not going to do any analysis on this. It's just news about the South Carolina football team, because going any further would seem just a tad inappropriate at this point.
The State has the story:
A USC football recruit was stabbed at a Richland County apartment complex early Sunday morning.
Quintin Richardson, 18, was stabbed during the fight in the courtyard of Hunter's Green Apartments at 1013 N. Kings St., according to a spokesman for the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.
Lt. Chris Cowan said an argument between Richardson and 19-year-old Ross Grant escalated into a "physical altercation."
Deputies learned of the incident when Richardson showed up for treatment at Providence Hospital Northeast at about 2:25 a.m. Cowan declined to detail Richardson's injuries but said he had been stabbed in the upper body.
No charges have yet been filed as a result of the incident. ...
Richardson was in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries at Palmetto Health Richland, said Cowan and family members.
Listed at 6 feet 4 inches tall and 270 pounds, Richardson is one of the top recruits in South Carolina's nationally ranked incoming freshman class. He was set to compete for playing time on the Gamecocks' offensive line.
Godspeed to Richardson, and let's hope he gets to compete for that playing time. Not because of what it would mean to the Gamecocks, but because it would mean to a guy who's facing an obstacle a lot more important than a defensive tackle.