We've Moved!

We've Moved!
Click here to head to riddickandreynolds.wordpress.com!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Roughed Up Gamecock Geathers Will Miss Opening Game

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina defensive coach Ellis Johnson says he expects suspended defensive end Clifton Geathers to miss the Gamecocks opener at North Carolina State.

Geathers was arrested Sunday by Columbia police and charged with public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest for his role in a fight. Geathers' booking photo showed his right eye swollen shut and a bandage just underneath. Johnson told multiple media outlets after Monday's practice that Geathers had a crack in the orbital bone and planned to visit a specialist to see if there's any muscle or nerve damage.

Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier indefinitely suspended Geathers after the arrest.

Regardless of Geathers' suspension status, Johnson says Geathers would need at least two weeks to recover and wouldn't play against the Wolfpack on Sept. 3.


  1. You can take some people out of the hood... but you can't take the hood out of some people.

    btw, coach Ellis Johnson says he "expects" him to miss the opener? Expects? That sounds a bit non-committal, doesn't it?

  2. Nobody is out of the line-up when the 'Ol Ball Coach is running things! Unless, of course they are otherwise detained. If he isn't in jail, he's got a shot at PT.

  3. Were it not the case that he apparently has a cracked orbital bone, I'd be skeptical, too. But as serious as an injury as that is, I can't see Geathers playing, Spurrier or no Spurrier.