South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier plans to have an update on suspended receiver Shaq Roland’s status later this week, he said Sunday on his teleconference.
Roland was left home when No. 13 USC traveled to Orlando, Fla., to play Central Florida, a game it won 28-25 Saturday. The reason for Roland’s absence was cited as “a violation of athletic department policy.”
Spurrier said Saturday the suspension was not drug related. On Sunday, Spurrier said it was not connected to behavioral reasons, academic concerns, or social media. He also said Roland was not arrested.
“We’ll find out something, probably midweek or so,” Spurrier said. “It’s a university policy that, somehow or another, he was in violation. OK? That’s about all I should say, I guess.”
Here are a few more status updates on injured South Carolina players:
- Spurrier said quarterback Connor Shaw will miss two to three weeks with a sprained right, throwing shoulder.
- Center Cody Waldrop’s injury was an ankle sprain. He did not re-injure his foot, which caused him to miss USC’s past two games. Spurrier said Waldrop could play Saturday against Kentucky.
- Running back Brandon Wilds will miss three to four weeks with a dislocated left elbow. Spurrier said David Williams will be brought up to the varsity. Along with Shon Carson, Williams will provide running back depth behind Mike Davis.