South Carolina suspends starting QB Mitchell

Updated: September 14, 2006, 7:37 AM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina starting quarterback Blake Mitchell was arrested after a bar fight Wednesday and has been suspended from playing.

Mitchell was booked at Richland County jail for simple assault, a misdemeanor, police said. He was released Wednesday afternoon following a bond hearing and left the jail around 7:30 p.m. ET, avoiding reporters who waited for him at the main entrance.

A Columbia police report said the 21-year-old Mitchell punched Kylan Ertzberger ...

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