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USC's Quarles likely to face punishment for punching LSU player

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Head coach Steve Spurrier announced today that defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles will face discipline and possibly miss game time for punching LSU offensive lineman P.J. Lonergan Saturday night.

"I guess you'd call it a punch -- I've seen a lot bigger punches," Spurrier said on the SEC coaches' teleconference. "We don't condone that."

Quarles missed practice Tuesday with a shoulder injury and the coach listed him as very doubtful against Florida this weekend.

Charles Bloom, SEC Associate Commissioner, sent out a statement saying, "The SEC has been diligent in reviewing plays that by rule involve the initiation of contact and targeting defenseless opponents to the head and neck area. The conference maintains constant communication with head coaches on matters of penalty violations during the season. In the first instance discipline for violations involving non-NCAA-required automatic conference review are to be handled by the institution subject to the approval of the league office."

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