S. Carolina guard Kelley will play against Georgia

Updated: January 9, 2007, 6:14 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Tre Kelley, South Carolina's leading scorer, apologized to his teammates for any embarrassment he caused with his highway arrest.

Kelley was cited for speeding early Monday by the state Highway Patrol for driving 25 mph over the speed limit on Interstate 20, according to the Department of Public Safety. A check found Kelley's license had been suspended for failure to pay other traffic tickets.

The senior point guard was taken to the Lexington County jail, where he was booked and spent about 10 hours, according to arrest records.

"I couldn't believe I was in there with guys doing drugs," Kelley said Tuesday before practice. "But that's the law. I have to take care of it, and I will."

Coach Dave Odom said Kelley will play at Georgia on Wednesday night. Kelley leads the Gamecocks (10-3) with a 16.3-point average.

His arrest was first reported in The Greenville News.


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