Saturday, July 14, 2007


Life has certainly been rough for Quintin Richardson since he got to the South Carolina campus. First, he got stabbed. Now, he's in trouble for something which can assuredly not be blamed on anyone else -- drug charges.

Richardson was arrested outside Hunter’s Green Apartments at 1013 N. Kings Way, where deputies responded at 7 p.m. to a 911 call of shots fired, Cowan said.
Deputies found a vehicle and four people, including Richardson, matching information the caller provided, Cowan said.
Richardson had a small amount of marijuana in his pocket, Cowan said.
Bullets also were found on the scene, but no one has been charged in connection with them, Cowan said. ...
USC sports information director Steve Fink said Richardson has been suspended indefinitely per the athletics department’s policy regarding athletes who get arrested. ...
Spurrier said last week that Richardson should be recovered from his stab wounds in time for preseason drills next month.
"He's supposed to be OK. Certainly, that was a very serious situation," Spurrier said then. "I don't know how it all started. You try to teach your players to stay out of situations. Sometimes maybe it can be avoided. I don't know all the details."

Staying away from weapons and apartment complexes where you've been stabbed is also not a bad idea.

As for South Carolina's other problem-plagued ruffian, Stephen Garcia, he's out pressing the flesh and swearing off Five Points.

"It was bad. I did not want that to happen at all. I'm very thankful that (Spurrier) didn't let me go," Garcia said. "That was my last warning. He actually called my high school coach and said that he hopes I'm a good two-strike hitter."

Let C&F say on behalf of all Gamecock fans that we're glad the SAVIOR OF THE PROGRAM doesn't get his kicks from being arrested. The question is whether he can avoid it.

Didn't want to get arrested, which is more than C&F can say for some former Gamecock players.

UPDATE, 12:23 a.m., 7/15/07: Richardson released on bond. His lawyer says PTI is an option.

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