USC football coach Steve Spurrier said after practice Monday night his players are now under a 2:00 AM curfew, and that will stand forever. This comes in the wake of a fight which left Gamecock defensive end Clifton Geathers injured but apparently involved multiple Gamecock players. According to two sources, one Gamecock player, not Geathers, became involved in some pushing and shoving with bouncers inside Club Ice, a bar in downtown Columbia, early Sunday morning. That led to more players becoming involved and a small fracas broke out. The fight spilled outside the club and police were called. Soon after, Geathers tried to re-enter the club to get his cell phone. He then became enbroiled in a scuffle with the bouncers and later with police. Geathers sufferred facial injuries, possibly a broken bone in the orbit of an eye, and will miss a couple of weeks because of that. And on top of that, he’s been suspended from the team by the university. Geathers’s parents are scheduled to meet with a Columbia attorney Tuesday because they feel he was more the victim in this case. After tonight’s practice, Spurrier addressed the matter.
Steve Spurrier audio (3:17)
Devin Taylor stands to replace Geathers in the starting lineup for the NC State game.
Devin Taylor Audio (1:20)
USC assistant head coach for defense Ellis Johnson also commented on the situation.
Ellis Johnson Audio (1:00)
Spurrier also said after practice offensive lineman Steven Singleton had been working some as a defensive tackle.