It didn’t take long for Stephen Garcia to make headlines after signing with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL on Wednesday. Garcia allegedly injured two fingers as he stepped off the team bus flashing the peace sign, forcing the Alouettes to place him on the one-game injured list.
Only Stephen Garcia right? Sounds like a little bit of karma from his days in college. Everyone knows it was everything but peaceful during his down at South Carolina.
It was a long five years for Stephen Garcia as a Gamecock. The former SC quarterback was suspended five times during his career in Columbia, including three arrest the first year he stepped on campus.
Those arrests (public drunkenness, keying a car, setting a fire extinguisher off in a dorm) set Garcia up to be labeled as the frat-party boy he truly is and was at SC. He unquestionably took at least five years off the Ol’ Ball Coach’s life during his entire career.
Garcia and Steve Spurrier‘s relationship must have been a serious love-hate for Spurrier to bring him back five different times to lead his football team.
Garcia is the fourth quarterback signed by Montreal as they look for the successor of long-time Qb Anthony Calvillo. His new head coach in Montreal, Marc Trestman, failed to land Garcia out of high school in 2007, when Trestman was an offensive coordinator at N.C. State.
Things haven’t gotten off to a great start for Garcia in Montreal, as they didn’t when he first arrived at South Carolina. It looks like history may repeat itself.
Just keep doing you Stephen, that’s why we love you.
Will Wilson is a writer for Rant Sports covering College Football and the Big Ten Conference.