Bulldog charged in Lake Allatoona fight

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CANTON, Ga. - Shane McCleskey, a Murray State wide receiver facing felony charges in a Lake Allatoona campsite fight that left two teenagers injured, was dismissed from the team on Monday.

Meanwhile, a Georgia player facing lesser charges in the fight was expected to turn himself in to Cherokee County police Monday, according to a police spokesman.

Defensive tackle Paul "Tripp" Taylor, 20, of Woodstock, faces misdemeanor simple assault charges, said police spokesman Sgt. Jay Baker.

Taylor and McCleskey each attended Woodstock High.

Georgia spokesman Claude Felton said Georgia coach Mark Richt is "aware of the incident."

"I'm sure he's not going to make any decisions in regard to discipline until he is sure of what all the facts are," Felton said.

SOUTH CAROLINA: A highly touted recruit charged with marijuana possession said that he has "made some bad decisions recently."

Quintin Richardson, an offensive lineman, was arrested Friday when deputies responding to an apartment complex shooting found marijuana in his pocket, authorities said. He was released from jail a day later.

It was the same apartment complex where the 6-foot-4, 276-pound incoming freshman was stabbed during a fight June 24. Ross Montgomery Grant, 19, has been charged in the stabbing but has said he acted in self defense.

Richardson has been suspended from the Gamecocks. He was among the top recruits in South Carolina's incoming class.

NOTRE DAME: Coach Charlie Weis was back in court, pressing his medical malpractice case for a second time against two surgeons he alleges botched his care after he had gastric bypass surgery five years ago.

The first trial ended in a mistrial in February after a juror collapsed and the Massachusetts General Hospital doctors being sued rushed to his aid.

MIAMI: Wide receiver Jermaine McKenzie was charged with careless driving and Robert Marve, a highly touted freshman quarterback, was among three players injured early Monday after a one-car crash in southwest Florida.


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