South Aiken's Fuller is arrested

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South Aiken senior running back Calvin Fuller was set to try for his third consecutive 1,000-yard rushing season this fall.

South AIken running back Calvin Fuller was charged with simple assault and battery last week. He is not practicing with the team.  Rainier Ehrhardt/Staff
Rainier Ehrhardt/Staff
South AIken running back Calvin Fuller was charged with simple assault and battery last week. He is not practicing with the team.

Accomplishing that became more difficult after Fuller was arrested by the Aiken Department of Public Safety last Wednesday on a charge of criminal domestic violence.

Fuller, 18, was charged with two counts of simple assault and battery. A records clerk at the Aiken County Detention Center said he was discharged at 3:22 p.m. on Aug. 9.

Willie J. Harley Jr., Fuller's father, said his son was released after posting bond of "$4,000-something" that day.

Fuller didn't return a phone call seeking comment. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Fuller is regarded as one of the top players in the area.

Harley said no court date has been set. He described the situation as a complicated love triangle involving a jilted lover, supported by her twin sister, in a confrontation that also involved the mother of Fuller's child.

"It's like something out of a soap opera," Harley, said. "It's an 'I love you. Do you love me? Who do you want to be with. Me or her?' situation."

"They came all the way from North Augusta to Calvin's girlfriend house. His baby's mother's house. They came all the way from North Augusta Wednesday night. They came to find out how Calvin felt about one of the girls and when it wasn't the answer they were looking for they decided to do something else."

Fuller's status for this week's opener against Rock Hill is unclear.

South Aiken's administration said it did not feel any use of the term "suspension" was accurate in regard to his playing status.

"He is currently not practicing with the team," South Aiken athletic director Karen Carter said.

"That is pending an investigation regarding the violation of an Aiken County school district policy."

Fuller ran for 1,194 yards and 15 touchdowns as a sophomore quarterback in 2005.

He was moved to running back last year and responded with 1,094 yards and 11 scores while averaging almost seven yards per carry.

South Aiken coach Robert Wrightenberry has already seen what his team looks like without his two-time all-region selection.

"I was made aware of this incident last Thursday morning," Wrightenberry said. "We have got to prepare like he is not going to be there for us. We scrimmaged without him Thursday night. We played Friday night without him in the (Aiken County) jamboree. The kids have all moved on since last Thursday and we are just going to keep rolling."

Staff writer Larry Taylor contributed to this article.

Reach Jeff Sentell at (706) 823-3425 or jeff.sentell@augustachronicle.com.

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jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 08/14/07 - 07:44 am
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They trying to get a GOOD

They trying to get a GOOD GRIP on him incase he makes it to the NFL.

wise ole man
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wise ole man 08/14/07 - 12:23 pm
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Is this not sick! This "boy",

Is this not sick! This "boy", and I use this phase because of his lack of maturity, should be ashamed of himself. First he should be made to get a job to support is baby and secondly if he has such a wonderful future in football, he should have been concentrating on that and not "scoring" other places. Maybe if did not have a baby's mother and a girlfriend he would still be playing and not wearing an orange jump suit!

CHIEF
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CHIEF 08/14/07 - 01:25 pm
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Another ganster, wife

Another ganster, wife beater.....she deserved it.

bestprice
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bestprice 08/14/07 - 02:30 pm
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why why why why

why why why why us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mjohnson87
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mjohnson87 08/14/07 - 02:34 pm
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dIts not far to speak on the

dIts not far to speak on the situation unless you know all the details. Do you know that they were in court on Friday and all the charges were dropped the charges Friday . Nobody knows what happened except the people who were there but it seems to me like he was set up by a girl who did not want to accept he no longer wanted her. This article was also on hold so more could be added, it should have been released last friday instead of today!

mable8
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mable8 08/14/07 - 04:37 pm
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When are these so-called

When are these so-called "sportsmen" going to grow up? They seem to think because they can play a ball game on a "winning" team, it's just dandy to beat up on other people. Far as I'm concerned, when these idiots break the law, part of the punishment is to ban them from what they like to do--play ball, or whatever the sport happens to be. And by the way, it takes more than ONE player to make the team's winning status. All alone, this idiiot is nothing; as a team mate, he is disgraceful.

J89
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J89 08/14/07 - 10:10 pm
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I happen to know Calvin

I happen to know Calvin personally and this whole situation is painful for me to watch. I played next to him for three years(graduated in May 2007) and watched him make mistakes. I like him as a friend but I know that he has flaws. I'm leaving for college so I can't be there to say anything anymore. He is a likeable guy and I'd hate to see him be destroyed by a pattern of events like these. I DO think that the girls are dealt some responsibility cause they went to that house looking for trouble.

I wish him the best of luck and hope he can keep his focus on the field.

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tjenks 08/15/07 - 12:53 am
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humpty and mable8 I pray that

humpty and mable8 I pray that the two of you never have children, because I can your child doing stuff criminal thinghs and you covering it up by sayinmg it just childs play. Why is it when a young black man make a bad decision he should be penalized for life. Is it different this youing defending his family than young white athletes around Aiken who go drinking of Friday and Saturday nights and get behind the wheel of a car.

a friend 34
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a friend 34 08/15/07 - 02:02 am
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First of all to humpty and

First of all to humpty and marble8,you do not know the situation and you where not there nor was I but I know Calvin personally and he should not be penalized from playing football because of his personal life with his baby's mother and his "jelous girlfriend".Everyone makes mistakes and Calvin was at fault but so where they just dont have a football career to loss.

WW1949
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WW1949 08/15/07 - 10:45 am
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His mistake is having a

His mistake is having a child, no job and not being married to the childs mother and also a girl on the side. All this while still in high school. How did he have time to play ball and keep up with his grades and all the other activities. He should be a man and marry the childs mother, get a job and support his child. Football be damned, his life has changed along with his responsibilities. He should also learn to control his temper.

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Nothing else to say 08/15/07 - 02:14 pm
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This is another case where

This is another case where abstinance would have been a good idea! None of these individuals sound like they are mature enough to handle the emotions that accompany a true "relationship" or a having a child.

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SAHS68in95 08/15/07 - 08:33 pm
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It's just a sad situation for

It's just a sad situation for South aiken to have to be involved with. I do implore this though. If the charges were indeed dropped, the administrations duty is to be stern but fair. The kid has a chance for a birghter future for him, his child, and his child's mother with football. I think he needs the game a lot more than the game needs him right now. If he's eligible to play, let him play. If kids in Augusta can play wearing monitoring bracelets on their ankles. Without football, this thing has the potential to end much worse for this kid. Taking that away from him now would not be as helpful as some think it would be.

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SANTA CLAUS JR 08/15/07 - 11:23 pm
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boo who.how bout studying for

boo who.how bout studying for college.he could of had lots of offers.some poor qualified student who has no money for college has to see these babies who can barely write there name get a college education.maybe calvin can get a job at burger king.i reckon he can look at the pictures and say is this want you want.straighten yourself out.god will help you.

tjenks
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tjenks 08/16/07 - 07:45 am
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I see we have a lot self

I see we have a lot self rightgeous idiots here Denali123 idiot what you took you screen after a suv to make up for your short comings. Nothing else to say your daddy should have use a condom. Michael pitbull VIck back wood racist.

shooter227
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shooter227 01/26/14 - 11:48 pm
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