South Carolina suspends Garcia until August after third run-in with police

Updated: March 25, 2008, 7:19 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia has been suspended from the team after being ticketed for underage drinking in his third run-in with police in about a year.

Athletics spokesman Steve Fink says Garcia will not be allowed to practice or meet with the team until August 15.

His attorney said Garcia paid a $257 fine Monday after he and two other players were charged with underage drinking over the weekend.

The 20-year-old Garcia was arrested in 2007 and ...

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