SC signee Blackshear to appear in court Tuesday

SC signee Blackshear to appear in court Tuesday

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The future of a Gamecock signee remains up in the air.

Bluffton defensive end Shameik Blackshear will have a bench trial Tuesday at Bluffton Municipal Court.

Blackshear faces a misdemeanor petit larceny charge dating back to February.

Blackshear will plead not guilty to the charge, his attorney, Thomas Taylor said Friday.

Taylor requested a bench trial instead of a jury trial to speed up the process so Blackshear could participate in summer camps on time.

Gamecocks athletics have not publicly commented on the incident.

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Editor's note: A previous version of this story misidentified the signee. We have corrected the error.