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      QB Garcia suspended after 3rd run-in with cops

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Highly touted South Carolina freshman quarterback Stephen Garcia has been suspended after being ticketed for underage drinking in his third run-in with police in about a year.

      Athletics spokesman Steve Fink said Tuesday that Garcia would not be allowed to practice or meet with the team until August 15.

      His attorney said Garcia paid a $257 fine Monday after he and two other players were charged with underage drinking over the weekend.

      The 20-year-old Garcia was arrested in 2007 and charged with drunkenness and failure to stop for a police officer.

      He was arrested a month later on charges of malicious injury to personal property after a professor said Garcia had used a key to scratch the man's car.

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