Incoming South Carolina football player Edward Muldrow was arrested Thursday night in the Five Points area of Columbia and charged with possession of alcohol by a minor, drunkenness and littering, according to a report from the Columbia Police Department.
It is his second arrest in the last eight months. Muldrow was arrested and jailed near his hometown in Georgia in November, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Muldrow was charged with the possession/sale/distribution of a drug, driving on a suspended license and driving with an expired tag during that incident.
Muldrow has yet to officially practice with the Gamecocks, but, like all the incoming recruiting class of 2011 who are academically qualified, he has arrived on campus and enrolled in summer school. The 6-foot-3, 187-pound Snellville, Ga., native was ranked a three-star prospect by most major recruiting services and is expected to play linebacker, safety or spur for the Gamecocks.
On Thursday at 10:40 p.m., a Columbia police officer saw the 18-year-old Muldrow walking in Five Points with a beer bottle in his hand, according to the report. When asked to stop by the officer, Muldrow threw the bottle of Bud Light into nearby bushes, the report stated. The officer smelled alcohol and Muldrow was "unsteady on his feet, had reddened eyes and slurred speech," the report stated. He was arrested and taken to the Alvin S. Glenn detention center.
Under South Carolina athletic department policy, Muldrow is automatically suspended indefinitely.