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South Carolina's Mangus loses pay

8/2/2011

Turns out that South Carolina quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus will pay a pretty steep price for his arrest last week.

The university on Tuesday officially announced that Mangus had been reinstated along with fifth-year senior quarterback Stephen Garcia.

Mangus had been on suspension since last week when he was arrested and charged with nuisance conduct. Police officers in Greenville, S.C., observed Mangus urinating on a downtown street and said he was slurring his speech, unsteady on his feet and smelled of alcohol.

He will be on the practice field Wednesday night when the Gamecocks open fall camp, but will lose a month's salary -- approximately $14,580. Mangus will also not be eligible for any raises or bonuses this next year and will remain on probation throughout the remainder of his contract.

“We insist that those in the athletics department who work with our student-athletes on a daily basis are held to a higher standard of conduct,” South Carolina athletic director Eric Hyman said in a statement. “G.A.’s lack of judgment did not reflect the character or integrity that we expect from our coaches.”

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said last week that Mangus was very remorseful, but added that one more incident would likely be the end to Mangus' coaching career.