Published March 8, 2011 - 8:05am
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USC quarterback Stephen Garcia has been scrutinized for never winning the big game and being a knucklehead at times in his career. It still continues heading into his senior season in Columbia.
This past December, ACC member Florida State beat South Carolina decisively in the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta. The score ended up being closer than the game played out. Quarterback Stephen Garcia could have arguably been the biggest culprit of them all in the loss, throwing three bad interceptions.
Now, we may know why.
ChuckOliver.net reported that Garcia hosted a drunken party before that bowl game in Atlanta in his hotel room. It is absolutely far-fetched but conceivable, knowing how big of a knucklehead Garcia has been throughout his career.
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.
Whether it’s true or not, it is something to talk about in the off-season. I personally have a hard time believing this garbage, but if he did, it would not surprise me, because Garcia has a knack for getting in trouble.