TANNER McEVOY BUSTED FOR SPEEDING, “DRIVING AFTER CONSUMING”
University of South Carolina redshirt freshman quarterback Tanner McEvoy was arrested and charged with speeding and “driving after consuming” alcohol this weekend in North Carolina. The fourth-stringer was busted by cops in Mecklenberg County, N.C. just days before the Gamecocks begin their 2012 practice schedule.
Per the school’s policy, McEvoy is suspended from all football-related activities pending the resolution of the charges against him.
McEvoy, 19, attended Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, New Jersey – where he threw for 2,264 yards and 32 touchdowns and ran for another 1,200 yards and fourteen scores as a senior in 2010. The 6-foot-6, 210-pounder – who was recruiting by quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus – sat out the 2011 season at USC but is expected to compete for limited playing time behind starter Connor Shaw this fall.
USC recorded its first-ever 11-win season and Top Ten finish in 2011 – with Shaw posting a 7-1 record as a starter down the stretch. The Gamecocks open their 2012 season on August 30 on the road in Nashville, Tennessee against the Vanderbilt Commodores.