By: Brian Rauf
The State newspaper in Columbia is reporting that South Carolina pitcher Ethan Carter was arrested for drunkenness by Columbia police early last Saturday. Carter was kicked off of USC’s baseball team in January 2011 for violating team rules, but was reinstated to the team in August. The right-hander is with the Gamecock baseball team in Kentucky this weekend.
According to Neil White’s story, the incident report states that Carter appeared to be “grossly intoxicated” following the Gamecock’s victory over Princeton. The report also noted that Carter had “very slurred speech” and was “unsteady on his feet”.
Carter played last season at Louisburg College in North Carolina after he was dismissed from the Gamecocks. He was granted to return to South Carolina before this year.
This arrest was the second one the USC team has endured in 2012. Tanner Lovick, a junior-college transfer, was also arrested for drunkenness in January. Lovick, an infielder, was suspended indefinitely but has since rejoined the team, although he did not make the trip to Kentucky.