Rumor: Gamecocks Stephen Garcia Drunk Before Bowl Game?

garciaWow is the first thing I thought when I read THIS STORY from FITSnews today about South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia being drunk the night before the the Chick-Fil-A bowl against Florida State.

Here is a portion of the story that is the most interesting:

Multiple sources tell FITS that Garcia – who is known to party like a rock star – was involved in a massive, all-night bender in his hotel room the night before the bowl game. In fact, Garcia’s alleged party became so raucous that the S.C. Highway Patrol – which provided security for the team during its stay in Atlanta – was called to investigate.

Upon entering Garcia’s hotel room, they are said to have discovered the quarterback in a highly-intoxicated state in the company of five different young women – two of whom were completely naked.

We know, we know … more power to him, right? He’s 21 years old, and there’s obviously no law (yet) against enjoying some female companionship.

But what happened after the quarterback was busted?

Rather than let Garcia sleep his big night off, our sources say that the USC coaching staff forced him to run on a treadmill while he was still hungover. There was reportedly even talk of benching him for the bowl game – or at least sitting him out for a series.

Obviously Spurrier chose to start him, but Garcia clearly wasn’t himself.

Could this be a contributing factor in our loss?  Is there a cover up?  For the love of God!  If this is true…well we will stop there until this rumor proves true so we will not judge until then.  But boy o’ boy…..
Full Story via FITSnews – Why Did Stephen Garcia Choke Against FSU?

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