Dad: Stephen Garcia Violated 'Zero Tolerance Policy'

The father of former South Carolina Gamecocks QB Stephen Garcia told CBSSports.com that his son was dismissed from the program Tuesday for "having a couple of beers." Doing so violated the zero tolerance policy that he agreed to abide by as a part of the team.

"Obviously, he’s responsible for his own actions, which we’ve told him from the beginning," Gary Garcia told The Tampa Tribune. "The stuff he did in the beginning, he should’ve known better than that. He should’ve made better decisions. We understand that.

"I don’t hold the university responsible for it. Stephen did it. He should be responsible. You only get so many chances."

As for whether or not Stephen will be transferring to a new school to play football, Gary Garcia said "We have a lot of decisions to make right now."

Garcia's father said he plans to contact former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden, as well as others, in asking for guidance on behalf of his son.

For more, visit South Carolina blog Garnet And Black Attack and SEC blog Team Speed Kills.

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