September 6, 2007

Spurrier: Cook Exonerated On Charge

Defensive back Emanuel Cook has been "exonerated" from the charge of possession of a pistol under the age of 21, South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier said Thursday night during the final segment of his weekly call-in show.

Cook and another man were arrested about 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 23 in the vicinity of the East Quad Dorms after a police officer observed the pair handling the gun. Cook spent the night at the Richland County jail before being released the following afternoon.

Cook was also suspended by the university, a step that prohibited him from attending classes or living in the dorms.

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