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GSU Player Suspended for Pregame Chug Atop Moving Bus

Brock Fritz

College athletes have been suspended for a lot of reasons over the years. Georgia State University football player Gavin Adcock may be the first to miss time due to chugging beer on top of a moving team bus.

Adcock was captured on video before Saturday’s 28-20 home loss to Louisiana. The senior defensive lineman was standing on top of the bus when he caught a beer and chugged it while the bus was driving the Eagles to Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro.

According to WSAV’s Andrew Goldstein, Georgia Southern athletic director Jared Benko that Adcock has been suspended indefinitely and that “the conduct was not acceptable and it will not happen again. Gavin’s case is making its way through the student disciplinary process.”

Adcock, who is in his fifth year with the program, apologized Monday on Twitter.

“I want to reach out and express my deepest apology for my foolish actions on the bus this past Saturday. I want to apologize to players/coaches present and before me who have paved the way for this great program and institution,” Adcock tweeted. “What I did was very selfish and is not what we are about here at Georgia Southern. The coaching staff and institution does not condone that type of behavior. For the remainder of my time here I will do everything in my power to reassure my love and commitment to this amazing place.”

Benko also announced Sunday that Georgia Southern (1-3) parted ways with head coach Chad Lunsford after Saturday’s loss. Kevin Whitley has taken over as the interim coach.

"After a thorough review and evaluation of our football program, I have made a decision that a change in leadership is in the best interest of our team and University," Benko said in the university’s press release. "I want to thank Coach Lunsford for his hard work and the impact he has had on the student-athletes within our program. I wish Chad and his family success in the future."

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