Garcia signs pro deal, reportedly injuries fingers flashing peace sign

Former South Carolina Quarterback Stephen Garcia signed a professional football contract on Wednesday with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian football league.

After signing as the fourth quarterback for the Alouettes, Garcia was reported to be immediately placed on the one-game injured list.

According to a report in the Montreal Gazzette, Garcia injured two fingers while getting off the bus and flashing the peace sign. After being picked up by several news organizations, and making it’s way around the internet, the Alouttes say the report isn’t true.

Montreal Alouttes Director of Communications Charles Rooke says the story is not true and was told to the reporter as a joke. The reporter then submitted the information as a true story.

Garcia will be coached by former NC State assistant Marc Trestman. Trestman recruited Garcia while he was still in high school before the future Gamecock made his decision to play for Steve Spurrier in Columbia.

“He’s been through a lot and grown up and matured tremendously,” Trestman said. “A lot of players had different adversity and trying times. I’ve never been judgmental. This is a new start for him.

“He had the ability to rally a team in front of 70,000 people, get players behind him and make plays. Those are good qualities.”

 

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