Outfielder Jake Williams was reinstated to the No. 2-ranked USC baseball team Wednesday — a day before he is scheduled to go to court in regard to citations he received for providing alcohol to two underage people.
Williams missed five games for an undisclosed violation of team rules. His suspension came days after he was cited by Cayce police during a party at his condo.
The 6-foot-1, 195-pound junior from Greer faces up to about $680 in fines for each violation. He’s scheduled to appear today in Cayce municipal court.
Williams’ attorney, Leigh Leventis, said he hopes police will agree to dismiss the citations. He said Williams, who had not been drinking that night, took responsibility when confronted by police about two underage people holding beers. Leventis said Williams passed a drug and alcohol test administered by the school soon after he received the citations.
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One of Williams’ roommates was arrested the same night after police reported they found four marijuana plants and marijuana inside a pill bottle in the condo. The roommate is not connected with the USC baseball program, the school said.
Williams practiced with the team on Wednesday. He will travel to Mississippi State for this weekend’s series against the Bulldogs.