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Gamecocks LB charged with grand larceny, violent burglary

Steve Spurrier AP

I didn’t stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night as part of a lawyer convention, but I’m guessing a member of the South Carolina football program is in some serious and potentially deep legal hot water.

According to, Gamecocks linebacker Angelo Watley has been arrested and charged for an incident that stems from an alleged burglary Sunday morning.  Per the station, Watley has been charged with grand larceny of goods that value more than $2,000 but less than $10,000, financial transaction card theft and violent burglary in the second degree.

Here are the relevant details that are known at this time:

According to the Columbia Police Department, officers responded to a resident on Senate Street just before 7:00 a.m. Sunday in regards to a possible burglary. When officers arrived, the two occupants inside the home reported that they woke up to find Watley inside their home.

Watley is accused of stealing more than $2,700 worth of goods, including a MacBook, an iPad, and money.

As a result of the arrest, Watley has been suspended indefinitely by the USC football program.  This is not Watley’s first brush with the law recently, either; last year, prior to enrolling at USC, he was hit with six counts of making terroristic threats.

A member of USC’s 2011 recruiting class, Watley took a redshirt for his true freshman season.

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21 Responses to “Gamecocks LB charged with grand larceny, violent burglary”
  1. bradentonbuc says: Feb 27, 2012 8:51 PM

    Good, we need the scholarship for better players/people.

  2. randygnyc says: Feb 28, 2012 12:05 AM

    Character counts.

  3. woebegong says: Feb 28, 2012 9:15 AM

    I think old Stevie Wonder might have trouble pulling a “Garcia”, on this one, LOL.
    What goes through these kids minds anymore. The opportunities they blow away is simply mind boggling to me. With so many kids struggling to even get into college, you would think they would realize what they are throwing away.

  4. thegamecocker says: Feb 28, 2012 10:00 AM


    Here is another lost soul for your roster! The NC was tainted b/c of Scam Newton’s presence. Imagine your own father not being allowed in the stadium you play at! Shameful! Well, let’s see Chizik make a Heisman candidate out of Watley. Good riddance!

  5. woebegong says: Feb 28, 2012 10:17 AM

    I have a sneaky feeling that the next team this guy pays for will be providing him with three hots and a cot. Grand larceny is a serious crime, and couple with his previous brush with the law, I think it is safe to say, he had better get used to stripes, on his uniform. His number is going to be quite larger than 2 digits.

  6. nicksabansanahole says: Feb 28, 2012 10:29 AM

    Typical Gamecock. And I’m sure we will see some typical Gamecock responses. That is what happens when character doesn’t matter when you recruit. He will be pumping gas in 5 points in about 3-5 years. Spurrier will probably reinstate him though.

  7. thegamecocker says: Feb 28, 2012 10:58 AM


    Another AUBURN grade-schooler. Probably not a graduate of AU….just a 5th grader. Nick owns Auburn.

  8. drjem says: Feb 28, 2012 11:18 AM

    Though I’m a ” U ” graduate (undergrad & grad school), when the ” U ” plays the TIDE, I root for the TIDE. Can’t help it…..I met the “BEAR” in person as a teenager! lol

  9. tberry11 says: Feb 28, 2012 11:29 AM

    Gamecocker…..guess you idiots don’t operate under the same laws as the rest of the country. The SEC investigated Cam and nothing was found, period, end of the story. As for tainting NC, that is a bunch of B.S. NC is proud to have Cam. He will do more good for that community than you have ever done for your community. Pick up the paper and read what he has done for the community of Auburn and recently!!…he is a quality person…..Enough said, except WAR DAMN EAGLE and GO PANTHERS!! (you just angry because we stomped the cocks 3 times in two years!!)

  10. thegamecocker says: Feb 28, 2012 11:49 AM


    Happy to learn Scam doing something positive with his money. The US Court system found OJ Simpson “INNOCENT” of murder as well. And hey, just b/c the NCAA changed the rules after this fiasco which would make someone in Scam’s situation INELIGIBLE, that’s makes everything right, correct? NOTTTT!!!! He LIED to the NCAA about knowing his daddy was shopping him around; he CHEATED on exams at Florida; and he STOLE from other students at Florida! To me, Auburn beat South Carolina this past season with ELIGIBLE players. It was an upset but Carolina went on to have a successful 11-2 season. As for the other two “losses” you reference, an ineligible player was used so those two games should be “W’s” for USC. “The NCAA investigated….”! You a DAMM FOOL if you believe that. Nah, Auburn has a TAINTED NC IMO. See ya….

  11. thegamecocker says: Feb 28, 2012 11:53 AM

    @the good Drjem

    I understand your split dedication to the “U” and the “Tide”. If Shalayla were the president of the school I graduated from, I too would have a difficult time rooting my alma mater.

    But like I said in other posts, I’m PROUD to post with you! You and your brother are folks that I will root for under ANY CIRCUMSTANCE! The “Woe” man too! G-d Bless. The Ole Gamecocker

  12. nicksabansanahole says: Feb 28, 2012 12:28 PM


    Not an Auburn fan but I would cheer for them against the Gamecocks. I love how you and your whole fan base will run your mouth about everybody with no leg to stand on, just like you have been running your mouth about your football program forever and still never won anything. Oh, my bad you did win an SEC division championship. Hang that banner in the stadium and be proud. You might never do it again.

    Oh an btw a 5th grade education is the same as a degree from the University of South Carolina. But you already knew that.

  13. tberry11 says: Feb 28, 2012 2:18 PM

    So Gamecocker — so you absolutely know for a FACT that Cam knew his dad asked for money….if so, you need to report those facts to the NCAA and provide the evidence…don’t you think??!!!. Typical idiot statement. As for Florida, he was not at Auburn. The fact is if Cam had been any other quarterback in college football that had lost 2 games and not won the National Championship, no one would give a hoot and would not be feeding some rumor mill. Thats a fact. Besides, I doubt when you were 17 or 18 years old you lived a PERFECT life and as I said, what the heck have you personally done for your community?? It’s always the finger pointers that need to turn the mirror. At the end of the day it does not matter what you think… Auburn Won the National Championship Period…..and they just so happened to beat the hell out of the gamecocks twice!! Tarnished in your mind…so what, the record stands. Cam will likely become one of the greatest quarterbacks to play professional football as well. So again… WAR EAGLE!! Hope we get a chance to beat the hell out of you again!! Lattimore would have been better off coming to Auburn.

  14. 1990tiger says: Feb 28, 2012 9:56 PM

    gamecocker is at it again. Tries to spin a unflattering article about his cocks into an attack on Auburn. Just because Auburn owns your team doesn’t mean you have to hate them.

    Get a life.

  15. thegamecocker says: Feb 29, 2012 9:48 AM

    @tberry11 & 1990tiger

    When I was 17 or 18, I was never in trouble with the law and have carried that through my adult life. The issue AUBURN faces is PERCEPTION: John Q. Public believes Scam Newton should never have been allowed to play college football again after being unceremonially dismissed from the U. oc Florida. Mike Slive should NEVER have allowed him to play for another SEC school. But I digress…..John Q. Public ultimately decides who is the NC and ANY TIME AUBURN is mentioned, its always with a qualifier: “Isn’t that the school that paid……”. It isn’t just me, you two knuckleheads. It’s the VAST MAJORITIY of folks. It isn’t that you beat South Carolina….I acknowledge that happened in 2011. You won fair and square. Actually, I USED to have great respect for Auburn and thought they should have played for the NC in 2004 against Southern Cal. You probably would have been beaten like they did to Auburn in 2002 and 2003. But ever since the “Scam” fiasco, I have lost that respect for your school. Now I need to make some money so you guys have what I call a QUALITY DAY!!

  16. tberry11 says: Feb 29, 2012 1:33 PM

    Gamecocker…. Time for you to go back under your rock. Don’t you get it!! It does not matter what John Q Public thinks or definitely what you THINK they think. It’s what the NCAA thinks!! Heck I think OJ Simpson was guilty but it does not matter, it’s what the court thinks!! So Cam was guilty of making a bad decision at Florida when he is an 18 year old kid….The NCAA did not tell him he could not play anymore. You don’t think people deserve a second chance…and the FACT IS NO ONE REALLY KNOWS if he knew his dad asked for money do they? There is no evidence he did. And you have lost respect for Auburn because of Cam Newton!!!! What kind of person are you? Some kind of Redneck uneducated holier than thou perfect human that lives the perfect mistake free life and who identifies a University by who is allowed to play football there? I certainly respect South Carolina and you don’t see me saying “I have lost respect for USC because Garcia got in trouble 5 times”. Why did they continue to give him a second, third, and 4th chance??!!! Come on man…. Guess you will wallow in your misery over Cam because I will guarantee you the vast majority of North Carolina Panthers fans love him to death…… just give him a few more years and I hope you throw up every time you see him score a touch down!! I can guarantee you there are many Auburn people that are extremely proud of our university and Cam Newton and are definitely pulling for the Panthers. Oh, and WAR EAGLE!!

  17. tberry11 says: Feb 29, 2012 2:11 PM

    Oh,, forgot one more thing Gamecocker…. under your idiotic reasoning about the games being “Tainted”….. guess every game that Garcia played in should be classified as Tainted??!! But guess what, there is no formal classification for a “Tainted” Game….win or loose. It’s all in your mind. I certainly don’t believe any of the games Garcia played in are tainted…..Under NCAA rules he was allowed to play and he demonstrated his god given athletic ability. SC had clean wins and losses in my book….when I look at the score board there is no column stating that Auburn 40 South Carolina 34 Game Tainted You really need to get a life man!! Oh… WAR EAGLE again!!!

  18. thegamecocker says: Feb 29, 2012 4:46 PM


    Auburn has a black mark resulting from Scam Newton and his daddy. Sorry, you will never convince me otherwise so quit trying to rationalize the wrong your university did and for what, a mythical National Championship? Really, I think Auburn did a disservice to itself. As for Stephen Garcia, he attended classes, he earned a degree. He did not CHEAT, STEAL from his fellow students, or LIE about his deeds. There is a difference, a BIG difference between Garcia and Newton. People know Newton’s dad shopped him around. That is a fact. Why the hell do you think Auburn wouldn’t allow him in the stadium after the NCAA ruling…..Oh, one last thing…the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree….IMO Newton is not and will never be a good person. He will F-up somewhere down the road in his life. Auburn NC= TAINTED! SEE YA!!!

  19. tberry11 says: Feb 29, 2012 11:40 PM

    OK…. Gamecocker, Let me try to rap my head around your stupidity……. so Auburn has a “Black Mark”…. could you show me the “Black Mark”??? Where is the mystical “Black Mark”??? I don’t see it on Cam’s forehead on or the scoreboard??? As far as I know, the NCAA did not require Auburn University to display a 24 ft x 24 ft BLACK MARK above Samford Hall or at the entrance to the campus. Oh, I know, Congress is going to pass a law requiring all the students that attend Auburn University to have a “BLACK MARK” tattooed on their arms!! Or better yet, a BLACK MARK must be displayed on the football helmets instead of the AU logo…. YES That’s it!! So Where is this Black Mark GAMECOCKER???

    Mythical National Championship??? What the hell are you talking about…. Mythical??? It’s in the Record Books you idiot!! It will be there forever…. Mythical?? As if you are thinking Auburn’s National Championship was won on the scene of the Wizard of Oz ???!!!

    Oh….now I got it… It’s a “Mythical National Championship” with Auburn playing Oregon on the yellow brick road with a bunch of Tin Men and Lion Men competing against each other. Yes, the Wicked Witch of the East and West are cheerleaders but Dorothy is a water girl for Oregon who comforts the players as they come off the field. I can see it now!!!……Auburn’s helmets are being worn by the Lion Men displaying the dreaded BLACK MARK and all the students and Auburn fans have BLACK MARKS tattooed on their arms and foreheads!!!

    So Gamecocker….. Are you that demented?? There is nothing MYTHICAL about the FACT that AUBURN WON THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!

    OK….so now you know for a FACT that Garcia attended Classes…were you there?? So all Garcia did was smoke a little dope and get screwed up on drugs and that’s OK in your book??? I think he did it 3 or 4 times……Oh…. and you know for a FACT that Garcia did not Lie??!! Again, were you there? Oh I know in your mystical world you must have administered a lie detector test to Garcia!!! Yes, that’s it!! So there is a BIG DIFFERENCE in your mind between Garcia and Newton…hummm…..

    The only difference that inflames rednecks like you is that Newton is a black man that made a few mistakes during his youth, but was totally eligible under the NCAA rules to play college football and he won the Heisman Trophy because he is an incredible athlete. In addition, it just so happens under his leadership on the field he beat the hell out of South Carolina two times in the same season. Counter to that, Garcia is a white dude that made a few mistakes and got his ass kicked off the team a couple of times and at the end of the day he simply got beat by a better team!! That’s IT GAMECOCKER….that’s The DIFFERENCE and you, Mr. Holier Than Thou just can’t accept those FACTS!! Typical Redneck thinking.

    No GAMECOCKER I am not trying to convince you of anything because I can tell from your posts that you probably have a 6th grade education and you obviously don’t have the mental capacity (education) to openly debate facts!! However, if I am wrong and your are actually a product/graduate of the University of South Carolina I would be totally appalled at the reasoning you have displayed. To be quite frank if you are representing the general thought process of USC graduates and fans I would be shocked. So that’s it for me Gamecocker….. I am tired of dealing with your idiot thinking. Just turn on the TV this fall and watch Cam Newton have an outstanding season and break a few more records. As I say, I hope you throw up every time he scores a touchdown for the Panthers because he will forever loved at Auburn!! Again and for the last time WAR DAMN EAGLE!!

  20. tberry11 says: Mar 1, 2012 12:32 AM

    Oh Gamecocker…. How about this dude!!! Can’t believe Spurrier is letting him back on the team!! Oh, SC has a BLACK MARK now and all of your wins this season will be forever TAINTED!! You just can’t accept the fact that this is a young stupid kid that has made a mistake…….. the only difference is Jerideau is not going to win the Heisman Trophy….. Oh and he does not play for Auburn……Maybe Spurrier feels he has learned from his mistake. God forbid if it were Cam Newton!! Here is the quote from the paper on your player……

    Jerideau, a rising senior who has never started, was suspended after being arrested for traffic/pedestrian on a controlled access highway and disorderly/public disorderly conduct. The charges stemmed from an incident in which he left a Columbia bar, walked into the street, tried to stop traffic and almost caused an accident. He used profanity when speaking to an officer who approached him.

  21. thegamecocker says: Mar 1, 2012 8:55 AM


    Ever consider law as a career path because I never read such non-sense in my life. scam newton CHEATED on exams at Florida; scam STOLE from his fellow students; scam LIED to the NCAA about knowing his dad shopped him around. They are facts and IMO one of the reasons Coach Urban Meyer left Florida. If the SEC (read Mike Slive) would allow another SEC school to HIRE “HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL” scam, than why ply his trade in that conference. So he left for THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY where he will play and win with HONOR. Now that’s a word you folks on the Plains should delve into and try to uphold. To date, Auburn hasn’t done that. Now, unlike yourself, I am finished on this thread responding to you. You can write back….forget something and add to it. But when I say I’m done, I mean it. That’s called INTEGRITY. But that word is probably foreign to you too. Have a QUALITY DAY….go read WAR AND PEACE….that should occupy your time for about 5 years! Oh, and one last thing “ROLL DAM TIDE”!!

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