Three South Carolina football freshmen suspended from the team

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Three South Carolina football players — Monteque Rhames, Anthony Rose, and Cameron Upshaw — have been suspended from the team, the school announced Friday afternoon.

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

USC didn’t provide details as to why those players were suspended, but Richland County jail records show that one of those players was arrested overnight.

Rhames, a freshman defensive end who moved on campus last month, was arrested on charges of carrying a weapon on school property and obstructing justice, according to Richland County’s online records.

Rhames, a four-star recruit in the 2023 class who signed with the Gamecocks in December, was still in jail as of Friday afternoon, according to the Richland County records.

The Sumter product was rated the No. 385 player and No. 35 edge rusher in the class of 2023, per the 247Sports Composite. He was also slotted as the No. 5 player in South Carolina. Rhames was one of a number of 2023 signees that enrolled at South Carolina in time for the spring semester.

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