Last week, South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier announced sophomore wide receiver Shaq Roland would be suspended for South Carolina’s game against the Central Florida Golden Knights. Spurrier cited the often heard “violation of team rules” as the reason for the suspension.
Roland did indeed miss the game and South Carolina struggled in the early going, falling behind 10-0 at the half. However, they bounced back in the second half, earning a 28-25 victory.
On Tuesday, Spurrier announced that Roland would remain suspended for the next two games. That means Roland will miss a home game against the Kentucky Wildcats and a road contest at the Arkansas Razorbacks.
“We’ll find out something, probably midweek or so,” Spurrier told Ryan Wood of the Post and Courier. “It’s a university policy that, somehow or another, he was in violation. OK? That’s about all I should say, I guess.”
In three games, 6’1 Lexington, South Carolina native has eight receptions for 161 yards, including a 65-yard score on South Carolina’s first drive of the season in a 27-10 win over the North Carolina Tar Heels.