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South Carolina suspends DE Monteque Rhames II, two others


South Carolina freshman defensive end Monteque Rhames II was one of three players suspended Friday amid multiple reports he was arrested for carrying weapons on university property and obstructing justice.

Rhames was reportedly booked around midnight at Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center in Columbia, S.C.

Safeties Anthony Rose and Cameron Upshaw also were suspended by Gamecocks coach Shane Beamer. The school didn’t divulge the reason for the disciplinary action taken against the three players.

“Our student-athletes know what is expected of them,” Beamer said in a statement. “They know that both the university and the football program will hold them accountable for their actions and decisions.”

It isn’t immediately known if Rose and Upshaw were arrested or part of the same incident.

Rhames, part of the school’s 2023 recruiting class, was rated the fifth-best high school player in the state of South Carolina by the 247Sports composite. He just recently arrived on campus.

Upshaw also is part of the 2023 recruiting class. Rose was part of the 2022 class and redshirted last season.

–Field Level Media

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