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South Carolina’s backup QB reinstated following suspension

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Not one week after being charged with speeding and driving after consuming alcohol while younger than 21, South Carolina quarterback  Tanner McEvoy is back with the team.

Steve Spurrier confirmed the return on Sunday via the Post and Courier of Charleston.

“Tanner’s back. He’s been approved to come back to the team. Do you know what he got arrested for? He told me … I think South Carolina doesn’t have that law. North Carolina has that law (about underage people not being allowed to drink any alcohol at all before driving). He got arrested for it, and he’ll pay his fine. You want him suspended for having a beer and he’s underage? How many football players would be playing if they had a beer and they were underage? But anyway, go talk to coach Tanner (athletic director Ray Tanner) about that, if we’re going to suspend him, OK? I’m not going to suspend him for that, all right? But I don’t know if he’s going to play anyway.”

Probably not. McEvoy was expected to compete to be Connor Shaw‘s backup, but that’s about it. One would think any kid (or coach) getting busted for alcohol-related charges, no matter how commonplace they may be, would draw ire from Spurrier given the notable incidents involving former quarterback Stephen Garcia and QB coach G.A. Mangus. Instead, he appears rather jaded to the whole situation.

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  1. woebegong says: Aug 6, 2012 8:34 AM

    That’s your first chance kid. I am only going to give you four more so you had better behave or at least learn how to get away with some stuff.

  2. stairwayto7 says: Aug 6, 2012 8:54 AM

    So an SEC player can speed and drink and drive underage and thats alright? Where is the institutional control there? I bet he was at 5 points…

  3. jonkybon says: Aug 6, 2012 9:02 AM

    Well, Steve Spurrier is consistant. He doesn’t believe in suspending any player he feels he has use of when it counts. Suspensions at SC are only for times when there are no organized team activities. Discipline at South Crapolina remains a JOKE!!!

  4. woebegong says: Aug 6, 2012 9:12 AM

    Not any SEC school, although a few of them. It would be more accurate to say S.C., not SEC. He would be sitting at UGA, Kentucky and Vanderbilt.

  5. thegamecocker says: Aug 6, 2012 9:14 AM

    @woebegone

    I know the character of this young man. He is from NJ and comes from a solid family background. The kid had A BEER. He was not cited for DUI or DWI. He did not have any beer in the car. The kid is 6’6″ and over 200 Lbs. so I doubt ONE BEER will diminish his driving skills. This entire episode is much to do about anything. Your sarcastic comments are not funny nor do they represent what Coach Spurrier is about. Your comments are usually more substantive and correct; this particular does not reflect that. The Gamecocker

  6. thegamecocker says: Aug 6, 2012 9:17 AM

    @stairwayto7

    Tanner was NOT DRINKING AND DRIVING. He was cited for speeding and upon doing a breathalizer test, it was confirmed he had A BEER. As Coach Spurrier said, how many student-athletes ever consumed A BEER? My guess is about 90%+.

  7. thegamecocker says: Aug 6, 2012 9:24 AM

    @jonkybon

    Hey there Jonky. Still trying to slam THE University of South Carolina I see. We’ll see you again in Death Valley in November. Your guy smoked weed and had ENOUGH ON HIM to supply to entire team! That is why Dabo suspended him two games. I’ve smoked weed in my life. Never cared for the stuff myself and can count on one hand the number of times I tried it. Most college kids try Mary-Jane and think it is a “right of passage.” But selling the stuff makes someone a dealer. See the difference?

    But hey, I cannot remember the last time Clemson beat SC in anything! I know that gets you riled up as well it should. Anyway, you have yourself a quality day.

  8. woebegong says: Aug 6, 2012 9:35 AM

    Gamecocker,

    Is it not true that he broke the law? Like I said, he would be sitting at UGA. There is no denying that UGA, Kentucky and Vanderbilt, are much more strict than the other SEC schools, when it comes to getting in trouble.
    My response was in response to the guy that tried to characterize every school in the SEC.

  9. latchbeam says: Aug 6, 2012 9:49 AM

    He broke the law… he didn’t get suspended for any games. How many games would he be suspended for if he played in the Big Ten??

  10. 305fan says: Aug 6, 2012 10:20 AM

    We are talking about the SEC here people. The Sanction Exempt Conference. These guys can do whatever they want with no one to answer to.

  11. kozbee says: Aug 6, 2012 10:31 AM

    @ latchbeam

    If there was enough time in the day and i had three pc`s running to check all Big Ten teams that had violations this season we could make this into a presidential debate.Tattoo`s come to mind,Wis,Mich st,U.M,Penn st,more of the bucknuts,Iowa and a couple more.Clean your own locker before you start to complain.

  12. bigdinla says: Aug 6, 2012 10:38 AM

    @woebgong,

    Are you seriously putting UGA on that list? They just let Smith play after being arrested for possession for Pete’s sake! Give it up already!

  13. abrellbama says: Aug 6, 2012 10:44 AM

    That had to be the DUMBEST quote I have ever read from Coach Spurrier. If the State of South Carolina receives federal funds for road repairs (which I am sure they do) then you have a drinking law of age 21 and anyone under 21 that has been drinking alcohol gets arrested. It is that simple. Should he stay suspended? No. But he should sure be punished for it. He could have been killed or killed someone else.

  14. effjohntaylornorelation says: Aug 6, 2012 10:55 AM

    Way to show ‘em, Coach!

  15. jtm12180 says: Aug 6, 2012 11:11 AM

    Stairwayto7, diehard steelers fan here….but it’s time for you to do something besides hate on my gamecocks. You have an obvious beef with the powerhouse conference of college football. Ive seen you continue to use the phrase “institutional control,” and other posts defending PSU. South Carolina and Penn State are at complete ends of the spectrum when it comes to that…

    Anyway, something we can agree on….go steelers!!

  16. thegamecocker says: Aug 6, 2012 11:14 AM

    @woebegone and @abrellbama

    My understanding is the reason he was stopped by the officer was because he was speeding. So, yes he broke the law and will be fined accordingly and pay the fine. Was he cited for DWI/DUI? ABSOLUTELY NOT! Did the officer arrest him or tell him he could not CONTINUE TO DRIVE? ABSOLUTELY NOT.

    This is making a mountain out of a molehill. Saturday night my Wife and I and two other couples went out for dinner. I had a glass of wine and the driver had about six of them. At the end of the evening, I suggested he let me drive since I had only one glass of wine and better be safe than sorry. I drove everyone home without incident. But, according to you, I could have killed someone since I had a glass of wine! Rediculous.

  17. stairwayto7 says: Aug 6, 2012 11:45 AM

    To jtm1280:
    If you are really a Gamecock fan, you will remember thetv sports announcer calling them the “lame cocks” in 92 or 93, remember them going WINLESS under Lou Holtz! I bet you also have a bumper sticker that reads, “Nobody can lick our cocks!”

  18. stairwayto7 says: Aug 6, 2012 11:47 AM

    Tanner consumer alcohol undraged and was driving! What is he hit or killed someone? That woudl have been fine since he plays in the SEC, which their fans live off the winning laurerls of Bama, LSU and Auburn!

  19. thegamecocker says: Aug 6, 2012 11:49 AM

    @stairwayto7

    Then you should also remember when we beat The Ohio State University in back to back Outback Bowls under Coach Lou Holtz. Cut the nonsense already. And no, I do not remember any TV commentator making that kind of statement. If that had been true, I hope he was reprimanded accordingly. These are just young kids trying to play a game. Next….

  20. thegamecocker says: Aug 6, 2012 11:52 AM

    @stairwayto7

    Have you been drinking? The way you write your posts leads me to believe you’ve been hitting the Southern Comfort or Jack D. since this morning. LOL.

  21. woebegong says: Aug 6, 2012 12:11 PM

    Big linla.

    Perhaps you would do well to read the full story. The passenger whose weed it was, came forward and took the blame. The kid came right back to campus and passed two pee tests, and the other kid admitted to UGA, that the dope was his, not Brandon’s. You can question the kids friends maybe or his choice of them, but he did nothing wrong. If he had, the Alabama police would have pursued it a lot more.

  22. poppyitis says: Aug 6, 2012 1:47 PM

    Was there ever any doubt?

  23. cockydave says: Aug 6, 2012 1:50 PM

    Who here amongst us is NOT guilty of underage drinking or speeding? It’s not against any law any where to drink and drive, however it is against the law to be intoxicated and drive. Most states have set the BAC at a minimal level for safety reasons. Obviously, this young man didn’t reach that point or he would have been charged with DUI/DWI. The two crimes that he allegedly (innocent until proven guilty) commited was speeding and consumption of alcohol. Which brings me back to my first questions.

    Although it was a dumb decision on young Mr McEvoy’s part, you must realize that he is a young adult who is going to make poor decisions an hopefully learn from them. No one can ever argue that young Mr Garcia had more that enough chances to learn from his mistakes, but the fact is he didn’t. Hopefully, McEvoy will learn before its too late.

    Let the punishment fit the crime.

  24. jtm12180 says: Aug 6, 2012 2:31 PM

    Yeah I remember the season stairway, I was at every game.

    You sure know a lot about the gamecocks for what a troll you are (correctly referring to a particular bumper sticker). I bet you’ll really be hating on Saunders when he comes back from his suspension too huh?!

  25. jonkybon says: Aug 6, 2012 3:20 PM

    @thegamecocker says:
    Aug 6, 2012 9:24 AM
    @jonkybon

    Hey there Jonky. Still trying to slam THE University of South Carolina I see. We’ll see you again in Death Valley in November. Your guy smoked weed and had ENOUGH ON HIM to supply to entire team! That is why Dabo suspended him two games. I’ve smoked weed in my life. Never cared for the stuff myself and can count on one hand the number of times I tried it. Most college kids try Mary-Jane and think it is a “right of passage.” But selling the stuff makes someone a dealer. See the difference?

    But hey, I cannot remember the last time Clemson beat SC in anything! I know that gets you riled up as well it should. Anyway, you have yourself a quality day.
    ______________________________

    Still bipolar allergic to the truth I see!

    First Envoy is from NC, not NJ as you claim. If you really knew him, you’d know that.

    Second, driving after comsuming alcohol no matter the actual citation is DUI. He was arrested for alcohol in his sytem and being behind the wheel.

    Third-Fifth: When it happened, you claimed Watkins was in a new Caddy. Well it was new ten years ago. Now you claim he had enough pot for the entire team. If he had a quater ounce or more, he would have been ineligible for the PTI he completed. You claimed Dabo would never suspend him for a meaningful game. How does it feel to be wrong about EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME.

    In case your self proclaimed pot addled brain forgot, the Old Ball Sack was 1-3 in his first four meetings against Clemson as well. Dabo has been to twice as many conference Championships and actually won one, something Ball Sack has failed to do at Crapolina.

    Go root for your Jailcocks, who seem to have someone arrested every other week because there is no accountability or discipline. The Old Ball Sack is consistant.

  26. cockydave says: Aug 6, 2012 3:38 PM

    Jonky, it sure sounds like you have been smoking (or poping) what ol’Sammy’s been sellin’. McEvoy was NOT arrested for consuming and driving. He drank a beer before he turned 21. Tell me that you didnt do the same thing. Also, he was speeding. Again tell me you haven’t ever been guilt of that.

  27. thegamecocker says: Aug 6, 2012 4:25 PM

    @Jonkybon

    Dimwit, Tanner McAvoy graduated from Bergen Catholic HS in NJ. His Mom graduated from THE University of South Carolina and maybe his Dad as well…but I might be wrong about that. One thing for sure, neither went to Clemson. Tanner was All-State in NJ playing QB his final season. He is quite the STUDENT/Athlete and will have a huge impact at South Carolina before his playing days are through.

    Jonky, I had a glass of wine Sat evening at dinner. Good thing the Police did not stop me because I would have cited for drunk driving according to you. But you see Jonky, I qualified my statement by saying “according to you”. I have never met a person with so much vitriol in their comments for the Head Ball Coach or the University where he works. What Coach Spurrier has forgotten, Dabo the Clown has yet to learn. I kind of view you as a pathetic figure; an imbecile; someone who says the same thing over-and-over expecting a different result; basically, a moron. But do answer my question: when was the last time Clemson be TUSC
    in anything?

  28. jonkybon says: Aug 6, 2012 4:31 PM

    @CockNdave

    McEvoy was arrested for speeding and for alcohol in his sytem while driving. Not sure what planet you’re on, but that is still driving under the influence. If you have alcohol in you and you are behind the wheel, it is a DUI offense. If you have an open container and a 0.00 alcohol level, it is still a DUI offense. Learn the friggin law!!! He wasn’t arrested for drinking a beer or for speeding the next day. He was under age, had alcohol in his system and should be lucky he was in NC where it is only a misdemeanor or they seperate minors behind the wheel under the influence. A minor under the influence in SC is automatically charged with DUI if he has any alcohol at all.

    I’m not arguing the seriousness or the stupidity involved. I am stating the obvious, the Old Ball Sack doesn’t have the cajones to suspend a player during meaningful time. Suspending a player Wed and reinstating him Sunday (3 full days later) in order to attend the first practice is typical of a joke that Spurrier has made the Shamecocks. If you cock lovers hadn’t rode Dabo/Watkins all summer for Watkins offense (BTW off his record for PTI) and the Ole Ball Sack had suspended McEnvoy for 10% for being arrested, there would be nothing to discuss.

    But the bipolar gamecocker continues to lies and I will continue to call him on it.

  29. harbourimages says: Aug 6, 2012 4:44 PM

    So when this knucklehead gets in a wreck and injures or kills someone after drinking before driving, I wonder if THEN “the ole ball coach” would feel badly or not. Probably not as long as his player could still make it to practice.

    Spurrier’s ethics: “If I think the boy can HEP me, he stays and plays. If I think he can’t then maybe I’d suspend him… for a little while… but probably not.” Nice, coach. You need to attend a few MADD meetings…. Drinking and driving is NEVER okay, you MORON!!! What a great “coach” of young men….

  30. thegamecocker says: Aug 6, 2012 4:59 PM

    @jonky and @harbourimages

    Jonky: when was the last time Clemson beat THE University of South Carolina in anything? This is the third and final time I am asking. If you don’t reply, then the answer is obvious……NOT IN A LONG, LONG TIME and that is why you continue to go after the Fighting Gamecocks! See you in NOV when we will see “who’s who and what’s what”! 34-13

    @harourimages

    THe kid wasn’t drunk and was not driving while intoxicated. Have you EVER had a A DRINK (One Drink) and gotten behind the wheel of a car? If you answered “NO” then you’re a GD LIAR! Now Shut the Front Door and leave the kid alone for christ sakes! No one is condoning DRUNK DRIVING!! We all realize the seriousness of that offense. But this was not THAT!

  31. jmb795 says: Aug 6, 2012 5:13 PM

    When the Ol’ Ball Coach was at Florida, he used to jump all over Bobby Bowden for being too lenient with his players.
    Depends on whose ox is getting gored, right Steve?

  32. thegamecocker says: Aug 6, 2012 5:20 PM

    @jmb795

    At least he SOS never through a kid off the team for missing a field goal! Bobby Bowden did just that to the “WIDE RIGHT” kicker who missed against the ‘Canes. Go away

  33. stairwayto7 says: Aug 6, 2012 5:22 PM

    to gamecocker:
    The sports reporter was Terry Chick, who also worked at CNN. He was suspended for a while, so it did happen. Why do you only remember good things not the bad!

  34. cockydave says: Aug 6, 2012 5:28 PM

    @jonky and @harbourimages

    Have either of you ever been speeding in a car? Or had a drink and then drove somewhere? Let the punishment fit the crime. Don’t hang him or put him in front of a firing squad. Jonky, according to you I should be charged with DUI for an open bottle in my car. Then what’s the purpose of a BAC test?

  35. jonkybon says: Aug 6, 2012 5:32 PM

    South Carolina’s backup QB reinstated following suspension
    Posted by Ben Kercheval on August 6, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    APNot one week after being charged with speeding and driving after consuming alcohol while younger than 21, South Carolina quarterback Tanner McEvoy is back with the team.

    Steve Spurrier confirmed the return on Sunday via the Post and Courier of Charleston.

    “Tanner’s back. He’s been approved to come back to the team. Do you know what he got arrested for? He told me … I think South Carolina doesn’t have that law. North Carolina has that law (about underage people not being allowed to drink any alcohol at all before driving). He got arrested for it, and he’ll pay his fine. You want him suspended for having a beer and he’s underage? How many football players would be playing if they had a beer and they were underage? But anyway, go talk to coach Tanner (athletic director Ray Tanner) about that, if we’re going to suspend him, OK? I’m not going to suspend him for that, all right? But I don’t know if he’s going to play anyway.”

    Probably not. McEvoy was expected to compete to be Connor Shaw‘s backup, but that’s about it. One would think any kid (or coach) getting busted for alcohol-related charges, no matter how commonplace they may be, would draw ire from Spurrier given the notable incidents involving former quarterback Stephen Garcia and QB coach G.A. Mangus. Instead, he appears rather jaded to the whole situation.

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    woebegong says:
    Aug 6, 2012 8:34 AM
    That’s your first chance kid. I am only going to give you four more so you had better behave or at least learn how to get away with some stuff.

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    stairwayto7 says:
    Aug 6, 2012 8:54 AM
    So an SEC player can speed and drink and drive underage and thats alright? Where is the institutional control there? I bet he was at 5 points…

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    jonkybon says:
    Aug 6, 2012 9:02 AM
    Well, Steve Spurrier is consistant. He doesn’t believe in suspending any player he feels he has use of when it counts. Suspensions at SC are only for times when there are no organized team activities. Discipline at South Crapolina remains a JOKE!!!

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    woebegong says:
    Aug 6, 2012 9:12 AM
    Not any SEC school, although a few of them. It would be more accurate to say S.C., not SEC. He would be sitting at UGA, Kentucky and Vanderbilt.

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    thegamecocker says:
    Aug 6, 2012 9:14 AM
    @woebegone

    I know the character of this young man. He is from NJ and comes from a solid family background. The kid had A BEER. He was not cited for DUI or DWI. He did not have any beer in the car. The kid is 6’6″ and over 200 Lbs. so I doubt ONE BEER will diminish his driving skills. This entire episode is much to do about anything. Your sarcastic comments are not funny nor do they represent what Coach Spurrier is about. Your comments are usually more substantive and correct; this particular does not reflect that. The Gamecocker

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    thegamecocker says:
    Aug 6, 2012 9:17 AM
    @stairwayto7

    Tanner was NOT DRINKING AND DRIVING. He was cited for speeding and upon doing a breathalizer test, it was confirmed he had A BEER. As Coach Spurrier said, how many student-athletes ever consumed A BEER? My guess is about 90%+.

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    thegamecocker says:
    Aug 6, 2012 9:24 AM
    @jonkybon

    Hey there Jonky. Still trying to slam THE University of South Carolina I see. We’ll see you again in Death Valley in November. Your guy smoked weed and had ENOUGH ON HIM to supply to entire team! That is why Dabo suspended him two games. I’ve smoked weed in my life. Never cared for the stuff myself and can count on one hand the number of times I tried it. Most college kids try Mary-Jane and think it is a “right of passage.” But selling the stuff makes someone a dealer. See the difference?

    But hey, I cannot remember the last time Clemson beat SC in anything! I know that gets you riled up as well it should. Anyway, you have yourself a quality day.

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    woebegong says:
    Aug 6, 2012 9:35 AM
    Gamecocker,

    Is it not true that he broke the law? Like I said, he would be sitting at UGA. There is no denying that UGA, Kentucky and Vanderbilt, are much more strict than the other SEC schools, when it comes to getting in trouble.
    My response was in response to the guy that tried to characterize every school in the SEC.

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    latchbeam says:
    Aug 6, 2012 9:49 AM
    He broke the law… he didn’t get suspended for any games. How many games would he be suspended for if he played in the Big Ten??

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    305fan says:
    Aug 6, 2012 10:20 AM
    We are talking about the SEC here people. The Sanction Exempt Conference. These guys can do whatever they want with no one to answer to.

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    kozbee says:
    Aug 6, 2012 10:31 AM
    @ latchbeam

    If there was enough time in the day and i had three pc`s running to check all Big Ten teams that had violations this season we could make this into a presidential debate.Tattoo`s come to mind,Wis,Mich st,U.M,Penn st,more of the bucknuts,Iowa and a couple more.Clean your own locker before you start to complain.

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    bigdinla says:
    Aug 6, 2012 10:38 AM
    @woebgong,

    Are you seriously putting UGA on that list? They just let Smith play after being arrested for possession for Pete’s sake! Give it up already!

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    abrellbama says:
    Aug 6, 2012 10:44 AM
    That had to be the DUMBEST quote I have ever read from Coach Spurrier. If the State of South Carolina receives federal funds for road repairs (which I am sure they do) then you have a drinking law of age 21 and anyone under 21 that has been drinking alcohol gets arrested. It is that simple. Should he stay suspended? No. But he should sure be punished for it. He could have been killed or killed someone else.

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    effjohntaylornorelation says:
    Aug 6, 2012 10:55 AM
    Way to show ‘em, Coach!

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    jtm12180 says:
    Aug 6, 2012 11:11 AM
    Stairwayto7, diehard steelers fan here….but it’s time for you to do something besides hate on my gamecocks. You have an obvious beef with the powerhouse conference of college football. Ive seen you continue to use the phrase “institutional control,” and other posts defending PSU. South Carolina and Penn State are at complete ends of the spectrum when it comes to that…

    Anyway, something we can agree on….go steelers!!

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    thegamecocker says:
    Aug 6, 2012 11:14 AM
    @woebegone and @abrellbama

    My understanding is the reason he was stopped by the officer was because he was speeding. So, yes he broke the law and will be fined accordingly and pay the fine. Was he cited for DWI/DUI? ABSOLUTELY NOT! Did the officer arrest him or tell him he could not CONTINUE TO DRIVE? ABSOLUTELY NOT.

    This is making a mountain out of a molehill. Saturday night my Wife and I and two other couples went out for dinner. I had a glass of wine and the driver had about six of them. At the end of the evening, I suggested he let me drive since I had only one glass of wine and better be safe than sorry. I drove everyone home without incident. But, according to you, I could have killed someone since I had a glass of wine! Rediculous.

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    stairwayto7 says:
    Aug 6, 2012 11:45 AM
    To jtm1280:
    If you are really a Gamecock fan, you will remember thetv sports announcer calling them the “lame cocks” in 92 or 93, remember them going WINLESS under Lou Holtz! I bet you also have a bumper sticker that reads, “Nobody can lick our cocks!”

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    stairwayto7 says:
    Aug 6, 2012 11:47 AM
    Tanner consumer alcohol undraged and was driving! What is he hit or killed someone? That woudl have been fine since he plays in the SEC, which their fans live off the winning laurerls of Bama, LSU and Auburn!

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    thegamecocker says:
    Aug 6, 2012 11:49 AM
    @stairwayto7

    Then you should also remember when we beat The Ohio State University in back to back Outback Bowls under Coach Lou Holtz. Cut the nonsense already. And no, I do not remember any TV commentator making that kind of statement. If that had been true, I hope he was reprimanded accordingly. These are just young kids trying to play a game. Next….

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    thegamecocker says:
    Aug 6, 2012 11:52 AM
    @stairwayto7

    Have you been drinking? The way you write your posts leads me to believe you’ve been hitting the Southern Comfort or Jack D. since this morning. LOL.

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    woebegong says:
    Aug 6, 2012 12:11 PM
    Big linla.

    Perhaps you would do well to read the full story. The passenger whose weed it was, came forward and took the blame. The kid came right back to campus and passed two pee tests, and the other kid admitted to UGA, that the dope was his, not Brandon’s. You can question the kids friends maybe or his choice of them, but he did nothing wrong. If he had, the Alabama police would have pursued it a lot more.

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    poppyitis says:
    Aug 6, 2012 1:47 PM
    Was there ever any doubt?

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    cockydave says:
    Aug 6, 2012 1:50 PM
    Who here amongst us is NOT guilty of underage drinking or speeding? It’s not against any law any where to drink and drive, however it is against the law to be intoxicated and drive. Most states have set the BAC at a minimal level for safety reasons. Obviously, this young man didn’t reach that point or he would have been charged with DUI/DWI. The two crimes that he allegedly (innocent until proven guilty) commited was speeding and consumption of alcohol. Which brings me back to my first questions.

    Although it was a dumb decision on young Mr McEvoy’s part, you must realize that he is a young adult who is going to make poor decisions an hopefully learn from them. No one can ever argue that young Mr Garcia had more that enough chances to learn from his mistakes, but the fact is he didn’t. Hopefully, McEvoy will learn before its too late.

    Let the punishment fit the crime.

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    jtm12180 says:
    Aug 6, 2012 2:31 PM
    Yeah I remember the season stairway, I was at every game.

    You sure know a lot about the gamecocks for what a troll you are (correctly referring to a particular bumper sticker). I bet you’ll really be hating on Saunders when he comes back from his suspension too huh?!

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    jonkybon says:
    Aug 6, 2012 3:20 PM
    @thegamecocker says:
    Aug 6, 2012 9:24 AM
    @jonkybon

    Hey there Jonky. Still trying to slam THE University of South Carolina I see. We’ll see you again in Death Valley in November. Your guy smoked weed and had ENOUGH ON HIM to supply to entire team! That is why Dabo suspended him two games. I’ve smoked weed in my life. Never cared for the stuff myself and can count on one hand the number of times I tried it. Most college kids try Mary-Jane and think it is a “right of passage.” But selling the stuff makes someone a dealer. See the difference?

    But hey, I cannot remember the last time Clemson beat SC in anything! I know that gets you riled up as well it should. Anyway, you have yourself a quality day.
    ______________________________

    Still bipolar allergic to the truth I see!

    First Envoy is from NC, not NJ as you claim. If you really knew him, you’d know that.

    Second, driving after comsuming alcohol no matter the actual citation is DUI. He was arrested for alcohol in his sytem and being behind the wheel.

    Third-Fifth: When it happened, you claimed Watkins was in a new Caddy. Well it was new ten years ago. Now you claim he had enough pot for the entire team. If he had a quater ounce or more, he would have been ineligible for the PTI he completed. You claimed Dabo would never suspend him for a meaningful game. How does it feel to be wrong about EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME.

    In case your self proclaimed pot addled brain forgot, the Old Ball Sack was 1-3 in his first four meetings against Clemson as well. Dabo has been to twice as many conference Championships and actually won one, something Ball Sack has failed to do at Crapolina.

    Go root for your Jailcocks, who seem to have someone arrested every other week because there is no accountability or discipline. The Old Ball Sack is consistant.

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    cockydave says:
    Aug 6, 2012 3:38 PM
    Jonky, it sure sounds like you have been smoking (or poping) what ol’Sammy’s been sellin’. McEvoy was NOT arrested for consuming and driving. He drank a beer before he turned 21. Tell me that you didnt do the same thing. Also, he was speeding. Again tell me you haven’t ever been guilt of that.

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    thegamecocker says:
    Aug 6, 2012 4:25 PM
    @Jonkybon

    Dimwit, Tanner McAvoy graduated from Bergen Catholic HS in NJ. His Mom graduated from THE University of South Carolina and maybe his Dad as well…but I might be wrong about that. One thing for sure, neither went to Clemson. Tanner was All-State in NJ playing QB his final season. He is quite the STUDENT/Athlete and will have a huge impact at South Carolina before his playing days are through.

    Jonky, I had a glass of wine Sat evening at dinner. Good thing the Police did not stop me because I would have cited for drunk driving according to you. But you see Jonky, I qualified my statement by saying “according to you”. I have never met a person with so much vitriol in their comments for the Head Ball Coach or the University where he works. What Coach Spurrier has forgotten, Dabo the Clown has yet to learn. I kind of view you as a pathetic figure; an imbecile; someone who says the same thing over-and-over expecting a different result; basically, a moron. But do answer my question: when was the last time Clemson be TUSC
    in anything?

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    jonkybon says:
    Aug 6, 2012 4:31 PM
    @CockNdave

    McEvoy was arrested for speeding and for alcohol in his sytem while driving. Not sure what planet you’re on, but that is still driving under the influence. If you have alcohol in you and you are behind the wheel, it is a DUI offense. If you have an open container and a 0.00 alcohol level, it is still a DUI offense. Learn the friggin law!!! He wasn’t arrested for drinking a beer or for speeding the next day. He was under age, had alcohol in his system and should be lucky he was in NC where it is only a misdemeanor or they seperate minors behind the wheel under the influence. A minor under the influence in SC is automatically charged with DUI if he has any alcohol at all.

    I’m not arguing the seriousness or the stupidity involved. I am stating the obvious, the Old Ball Sack doesn’t have the cajones to suspend a player during meaningful time. Suspending a player Wed and reinstating him Sunday (3 full days later) in order to attend the first practice is typical of a joke that Spurrier has made the Shamecocks. If you cock lovers hadn’t rode Dabo/Watkins all summer for Watkins offense (BTW off his record for PTI) and the Ole Ball Sack had suspended McEnvoy for 10% for being arrested, there would be nothing to discuss.

    But the bipolar gamecocker continues to lies and I will continue to call him on it.

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    harbourimages says:
    Aug 6, 2012 4:44 PM
    So when this knucklehead gets in a wreck and injures or kills someone after drinking before driving, I wonder if THEN “the ole ball coach” would feel badly or not. Probably not as long as his player could still make it to practice.

    Spurrier’s ethics: “If I think the boy can HEP me, he stays and plays. If I think he can’t then maybe I’d suspend him… for a little while… but probably not.” Nice, coach. You need to attend a few MADD meetings…. Drinking and driving is NEVER okay, you MORON!!! What a great “coach” of young men….

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    thegamecocker says:
    Aug 6, 2012 4:59 PM
    @jonky and @harbourimages

    Jonky: when was the last time Clemson beat THE University of South Carolina in anything? This is the third and final time I am asking. If you don’t reply, then the answer is obvious……NOT IN A LONG, LONG TIME and that is why you continue to go after the Fighting Gamecocks! See you in NOV when we will see “who’s who and what’s what”! 34-13

    @harourimages

    THe kid wasn’t drunk and was not driving while intoxicated. Have you EVER had a A DRINK (One Drink) and gotten behind the wheel of a car? If you answered “NO” then you’re a GD LIAR! Now Shut the Front Door and leave the kid alone for christ sakes! No one is condoning DRUNK DRIVING!! We all realize the seriousness of that offense. But this was not THAT!
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    Clemson just crush the Shamecocks in integrity. A Clemson player is arrested and he is suspended for games, not off seasons non-practice days. Clemson was just named Public College of the Year by Time Magazine for the second time this century. South Crapolina has never finished in the top 100.

    Your SH^TCOCKS have won three years, but have only won four of the last ten and fourty of the last 110 meetings. Your team was named the second most over-rated by ESPN YESTERDAY. Your RB the most over-rated this year. As long as the Old Ball Sack continues to run his convicts and felons out, you’ll be known as a laughing stock and Thug U. Dabo and the Ball Sack were both 1-3 in their first four meetings at their present locations. Dabo has won a title in his first three years, too bad Spurrier has never done that at SC.

    Why should we leave the newest Jailcock alone? He needed to be suspended for real, not three friggin days. After all the BS you shove at us with Watkins, you, the Ball Sack and the sex offender should be run out of SC. McEvoy should get a second chance, but not with the clean slate Ball Sacker gave him.

    You do realize that the University of South Crapolina has the fewst titles of any University playing Div 1 football. What a sorry program and their fans to boot.

  36. jets12 says: Aug 6, 2012 7:05 PM

    Hey Jonkybon would you mind posting a link to Clemson being Time magazines public college of the year because I can’t find it. I saw where Kiplinger had both South Carolina and Clemson ranked in the thirties.

  37. vtdcfan says: Aug 6, 2012 7:41 PM

    just as an FYI guys, I believe the article said he was charged for consuming alcohol under the age of 21 and then driving. it is a dui type charge but is a bit lesser of a charge. I live in SC and was actually charged with that particular charge years ago. since it is a lesser charge he may be able to get off with just PTI… basically a fine some community service and a few classes. not arguing right/wrong, one beer or more. just clarifying the difference in charges.

  38. suchajoke says: Aug 6, 2012 10:12 PM

    LMAO! This junky on guy is obsessed with SC……And is dead wrong and twists the truth on everything

    I’m not a fan of any SEC team, but this sad soul is obsessed with the Gamecocks…….Usually people are obsessed when they view something as a threat or better than they are……Seems like someone can’t take losing!

    And bragging about an ACC title when your team has got absolutely thrashed by the Gamecocks in 3 straight seasons during that time??? SMFH!! LOL!

  39. latchbeam says: Aug 6, 2012 10:50 PM

    @kozbee That’s because the Big Ten actually reports player violations and punishes for them. Unlike some other conferences.

  40. jtm12180 says: Aug 7, 2012 8:36 AM

    Suchajoke, don’t mention “WVU” to him….he’ll start bawling

  41. jtm12180 says: Aug 7, 2012 8:37 AM

    Suchajoke….don’t mention “WVU” to him….he’ll start bawling

  42. jtm12180 says: Aug 7, 2012 8:47 AM

    Latchbeam, just not coaches violations huh?! lol….wow you walked right into that one…..

  43. grilldoggy says: Aug 7, 2012 12:56 PM

    Tanner was drinking and driving? It’s just not as bad as it looks. He’s got a golden name, apparently given by Ray Tanner. He’s certainly not going to be suspended by Steve Spurrier. We all drink and drive, and its not illegal if you can just look at it the right way. So think about that the next time you are lighting a cig, thereby threatening to wrap your car around a telephone pole and cut out the lights for everyone – you are the problem, not some kid getting tanked while driving his car around town.

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