Thursday, January 20, 2005

Star Gamecocks Arrested 

The police have finally made arrests for the theft of computers, video equipment, and other valuable items from Williams-Brice Stadium back in November. At the time of the theft, conventional wisdom was that some of the seniors on the football team were responsible. Angry at having lost their last chance to play in a college bowl game and not worried about losing their place on the team since they were graduating anyway, they took out their frustrations on the school, or so people speculated. But now, it turns out that two of the players arrested are Syvelle Newton and Dondrial Pinkins, the two starting quarterbacks.

I have to say, I am particularly shocked that Newton was involved. He's only a sophmore and has now most likely blown the opportunity to start for two legendary coaches in his college career. Sure, coach Steve Spurrier might let him play eventually (all arrested players have been suspended from the team), assuming Newton doesn't go to jail, but by that time it's likely he will have found another quarterback. Spurrier is out recruiting right now, filling the holes in his roster.


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