Shane Beamer has announced 3 South Carolina football players are suspended as of Friday, including 2 members of the 2023 recruiting class.

Those players are Edge Monteque Rhames II, safety Anthony Rose and safety Cameron Upshaw. Rhames is a 4-star prospect and the No. 5 player out of the state of South Carolina for the 2023 recruiting class per the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

“Our student-athletes know what is expected of them. They know that both the University and the football program will hold them accountable for their actions and decisions,” Beamer said via statement.

While Beamer nor the Gamecocks have provided a reason for the suspension, David Cloninger with The Post and Courier reports Rhames was detained at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center for charges of carrying weapons on school property and obstructing justice. Cloninger also reports Rhames was due for a bond hearing Friday afternoon with a court date set for March 31.

We’ll see how this story develops moving forward.