USC Gamecocks Football

Mangus punishment detailed

(Wednesday -- 08/19/2009 -- Columbia, S.C. -- PHOTOGRAPH BY Rich Glickstein/rglickstein@thestate.com) -- Quarterback No. 5 Stephen Garcia talks with quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus before practice while he practices taking shotgun snaps.  USC Gamecocks football practice is held in the stadium Wednesday evening in preparation for their first game at N.C. State on Sept. 3.

Photograph by Rich Glickstein/rglickstein@thestate.com
(Wednesday -- 08/19/2009 -- Columbia, S.C. -- PHOTOGRAPH BY Rich Glickstein/rglickstein@thestate.com) -- Quarterback No. 5 Stephen Garcia talks with quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus before practice while he practices taking shotgun snaps. USC Gamecocks football practice is held in the stadium Wednesday evening in preparation for their first game at N.C. State on Sept. 3. Photograph by Rich Glickstein/rglickstein@thestate.com The State

USC quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus will lose one month's pay and be ineligible for raises or bonuses for a year as part of the conditions of his reinstatement.

After serving a one-week suspension without pay following an incident in Greenville last week, Mangus will resume his coaching duties on Wednesday. He will remain on probation throughout the term of his current contract.

“We insist that those in the athletics department who work with our student-athletes on a daily basis are held to a higher standard of conduct,” said USC athletics director Eric Hyman. “G.A.’s lack of judgment did not reflect the character and integrity that we expect from our coaches.”

USC on Tuesday officially announced the reinstatements of Mangus and senior quarterback Stephen Garcia.

A month's salary for Mangus is about $14,580. He makes $175,000 a year and received a $25,000 raise in April.

Mangus was arrested last week in Greenville on a charge of nuisance conduct after two Greenville police officers said they witnessed him urinating toward a downtown street. He was placed on indefinite suspension at that point.

Spurrier indicated last week that Mangus would miss at least some practice time, but he said Monday that will not be the case. Instead, Mangus was suspended for one week for the incident and that suspension started when he left a Greenville jail, Spurrier said.

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