USC defensive end Clifton Geathers Friday requested a jury trial to resolve the three charges against him stemming from an altercation at a Columbia nightspot August 23rd. Geathers was suspended for last night’s game at NC State. He will be in uniform for next week’s game at Georgia.
Gamecock linebacker Rodney Paulk was to have an MRI on his injured right knee Friday afternoon. Paulk was hurt in the second quarter of last night’s game. It is believed he tore the ACL in the knee while attempting to make a tackle on a blitz. If that’s the case, Paulk will need surgery and will miss the rest of the season. Paulk missed all but the first four games of last season because of a kneecap problem with the same knee. He received a medical hardship for last season.