13 July 2007

It's Like They Say On "The Facts of Life"....

USC's Richardson Suspended After Pot Arrest
Quintin Richardson, after he signed with the Gamecocks on National Signing Day 2007.

(Columbia) - USC freshman defensive lineman Quintin Richardson has been suspended indefinitely from the team, following his arrest on a marijuana possession charge.

Around 7 p.m. Friday night, the Richland County Sheriff's Department responded to a call of shots fired at Hunter's Green Apartments. When they arrived, four individuals were found around a car. An investigation found that one man, Quintin Richardson, had marijuana in his pocket. Richardson was arrested for possession and taken to the Richland County Jail.

Richardson was just recently involved in a high-profile incident. On June 24, Richardson was involved in a stabbing incident during a fight, also at the Hunter's Green Apartments, that began over a girl. Ross Grant, 19, was charged with assault and battery with intent to kill for the stabbing. Grant willingly turned himself over to authorities. Richardson was found to have not been the instigator and faced no charges.

Richardson is a highly regarded USC recruit from Spring Valley Northeast High School.

At this time, USC has not released a comment about Richardson's arrest. The university athletics department says Spurrier is out of town but aware of what has happened. The department also says Richardson is suspended pending further review of the situation.

You take the good, you take the bad...

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