|South Carolina QB Garcia returns to team after suspension|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 17 April 2007 12:33|
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia had his suspension for being arrested twice lifted by coach Steve Spurrier.|
The school confirmed Tuesday the highly touted freshman, who graduated high school early and enrolled in college to get a jump on learning the offense, attended a team meeting Monday and will be allowed to go to workouts.
``It was coach's decision,'' athletic department spokesman Steve Fink said.
The freshman was arrested Feb. 17 and charged with drunkenness and failure to stop for a police officer. He was suspended after the incident but then reinstated.
He was arrested a second time March 3 on charges of malicious injury to personal property after a professor reported that Garcia had used a key to scratch the man's car.
Garcia applied to a pretrial intervention program rather than face prosecution on two misdemeanor charges. The failure to stop for an officer charge was dropped.
Garcia did not participate in spring practice.
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