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Alcohol-related incident nets Gamecock lineman an arrest, charges

Na'Ty Rodgers

The “Days Without An Arrest” ticker had slowly been making its way toward the rarefied air of double digits, and then the SEC done went and done that dang thing again.

According to a report from The State, South Carolina offensive lineman Na’Ty Rodgers was arrested and charged following an incident very early Sunday morning.  The redshirt freshman was charged by the Columbia Police Department with a pair of misdemeanors: disorderly conduct and consumption of alcohol by a person under the age of 21.

School policy dictates that Rodgers will be indefinitely suspended as a result of the arrest.

The newspaper detailed the events that led up to Rodgers’ predicament:

Officers responded to a civil disturbance at 800 Harden Street after Rodgers was allegedly acting in a loud and boisterous manner, according to information provided by the police. Officers detected a strong odor of alcohol when speaking to Rodgers, and he was cooperative with police, the department reported.

Rodgers was a four-star member of the Gamecocks’ 2013 recruiting class, rated as the No. 15 offensive tackle in the country.  After taking a redshirt as a true freshman, Rodgers is expected to compete for a starting job this year.

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11 Responses to “Alcohol-related incident nets Gamecock lineman an arrest, charges”
  1. dhardy8207 says: Mar 23, 2014 6:55 PM

    Dag nab it!….ever heard of an Altoid, peppermint or how about just not breathing directly into the face of an officer when you’re underage and drinking…

  2. classyjacklambert says: Mar 23, 2014 6:58 PM

    Eh college kids are gonna drink…can’t really rip him for that.

  3. meatcarroll says: Mar 23, 2014 7:28 PM

    I guess you could say he was being “Na’Ty” instead of nice.

  4. scfan36 says: Mar 23, 2014 8:50 PM

    Disappointing, but at least he was cooperative and did not land himself in any deeper trouble.

  5. classyjacklambert says: Mar 23, 2014 9:10 PM

    Agreed SCfan, if he acted the jackass, I would have definitely ripped this but college kids drink and act stupid. Non story.

  6. misterdreamer119 says: Mar 23, 2014 10:37 PM

    There were probably dozens if not hundreds of loud drunk kids on campus sat. night.

  7. packerbadger says: Mar 24, 2014 9:46 AM

    And yet ANOTHER $ECheat player in the headlines of the Local Section. $ECheat is as $ECheat does. Sad.

  8. patriottony says: Mar 24, 2014 11:12 AM

    YUP,,,the LAMECOCKS and the OBC (SPURRIER) will have him “INDEFINITELY SUSPENDED” right up until spring practice…on first day of Spring practice the OBC will announce that he has given him a stern warning…..NO MO FRIED CHICKEN…you got dat?

    Home of the bold chicken never suspends players for games,,,they just won’t

  9. dcviking says: Mar 24, 2014 11:55 AM

    As others have noted, college kids drink alcohol — legal or not. The penalty is the penalty — really doesn’t indicate that he’s a bad kid.

    Now, the question is he smart enough to learn from this and learn to drink in moderation (as not to draw attention to himself) or do it some place where he will not get caught. It he can’t control himself and make better decisions now that he has been caught and has something to lose, then there is a problem.

    Worse case scenario: Spurrier moves him to QB where its not such big deal (see Garcia, Stephen).

  10. scfan36 says: Mar 24, 2014 2:42 PM

    @patriottony

    In addition to your post being off-base and containing thinly-veiled racism, I’ll go ahead and take this moment to point out that spring practice has been going on for a week now. From your strong stance I’d say it’s safe to assume that you never drank under-age, but then again that brain damage must have come from somewhere…

  11. microbrewuga says: Mar 24, 2014 5:34 PM

    To whom much is given, much is required. A similar offense by someone throwing a football in the dorm quad does not have the same consequences. I think punishment and another chance is in order.

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