Ahead of South Carolina’s opener with Southern Miss, there were concerns that several members of the Gamecocks above tight end Weslye Saunders could be suspended/held out due to the NCAA’s dual investigations into the football program.
As it turns out, it wasn’t nearly as epically horrific personnel-wise as originally thought and rumored throughout the day on Twitter.
According to Travis Haney of the Charleston Post & Courier, cornerback Chris Culliver and offensive tackle Jarriel King will miss tonight’s game. Joe Person of The State, citing a local radio station, tweets that the duo have been suspended.
Both players were mentioned in connection with one prong of the NCAA’s investigation, the probe into several USC players living — and payment — arrangements at a local hotel. There’s no official word that’s the reason for what’s reported to be a suspension, nor is there any word on if the opener will be the only game the pair will miss.