Gamecocks OT Christian Pellage to face suspension after DUI

As of Friday, it has been confirmed that South Carolina offensive tackle Christian Pellage will be missing some playing time after being charged with driving under the influence last week.

Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp told The State that Pellage would indeed be suspended for some time this season, but that the specifics were still be worked out.

“He is going to miss some game time,” Muschamp said. “I am working through all the details with Christian.”

Pellage himself has spoken to Tanner, which is required for any South Carolina athlete after being arrested, regardless of the charges.

According to the school’s athletics department policy, the sophomore athlete was suspended from all football-related activities after the arrest occurred. This will continue until his case has been resolved. Pellage was released from jail on a $1,017 personal recognizance bond Friday, and is set to stand trial in Richland County Court in Columbia, South Carolina, at 1 p.m. on Aug. 24.

The Gamecocks will kick off their season without Pellage versus Vanderbilt on Sept. 1

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