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USC football player charged with fighting, resisting arrest

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS)- Another University of South Carolina football player is in trouble with the law after an incident in Columbia's Five Points.

Kevin Young, a redshirt freshman lineman from Clearwater, Florida, was charged with fighting and resisting arrest according to Columbia Police spokesman Brick Lewis.  Young was not taken to jail. 

The incident happened outside of Red Hot Tomatoes on Harden Street about 1:31am Sunday. Lewis told the Associated Press Young had been fighting with another man who was not a football player.

Another person was charged, but Lewis would not release that person's name.

Five Points, a shopping district close to USC with numerous bars catering to the college crowd, has been the scene where several Gamecock football players have gotten in trouble. 

In 2006, quarterback Blake Mitchell was arrested for punching a bouncer at Pavlov's. 

In February 2007, freshman Stephen Garcia was arrested for public drunkeness outside of the same bar where Young's incident took place. 

Last December, linebacker Jordin Lindsey was attacked near Five Points, which led to him being hospitalized.

USC Sports Information Director Steve Fink says Young's status with the team is yet to be determined. School policy is an automatic suspension for an athlete who has been arrested, but Young was not taken in, according to the Associated Press.

Reported by Drew Stewart

Updated by Logan Smith

 

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