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Carolina Players Leave The Whitney Hotel

A number of South Carolina football players have moved out of The Whitney Hotel, just a week after the NCAA started asking questions about the player’s living arrangements… and rent.

Steve Spurrier said on his radio show last night that the mass exodus was an act of good faith (and not, apparently, a fleeing of the scene).

“There’s been some issues.  We’ve encouraged our guys to move out of the Whitney, to pay their monthly bill and move out. … Whatever their arrangements were, they need to pay up and move out.”

The Whitney Hotel angle is an offshoot of the NCAA’s investigation into Gamecock tight end Weslye Saunders.  Saunders is under suspicion of having had some involvement with an agent this summer.  He is also one of the players who has been living at the hotel.  And his status is still up in the air.

“The NCAA will tell us before (the season-opener with Southern Miss) whether or not he can play,” Spurrier said.  “We’re going under the assumption that he can play.  They’ll tell us whether he can or not.”

As Joe Person of The State reports, the NCAA wants to know whether players (including Saunders) received free rooms or discounted rates at a hotel that also happens to feature limo service.  This isn’t a Motel 6.  Steve Spurrier and his wife lived at The Whitney Hotel before moving into their home in 2005.

 


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