South Carolina defensive end Shameik Blackshear will not face any discipline from the university, football team or the police after being shot in an incident in December, according to Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp.
“Shameik was a victim, as far as I was concerned,” Muschamp said. “That’s the information that I have.”
Muschamp added that Blackshear is progressing well, and he remains hopeful that he will make a full recovery.
“He’s doing well. He came by and saw me at the office,” Muschamp said. “We’re worried about his health right now, but he’s progressing well.”
The 6-foot-4, 250 pounder signed with South Carolina last February, choosing the Gamecocks over offers from Clemson, Georgia, LSU and North Carolina. After recovering from a knee injury suffered in high school, he played briefly for the Gamecocks in 2015 but made little impact.
The Bluffton native was rated as a four-star prospect out of high school and was considered to be one of the top players in the state.
Muschamp said doctors are hopeful Blackshear will be able to play football again.
“They believe so, but again let’s worry about the young man’s health at this time,” he said.