Gamecocks suspend RB Giles for game at No. 2 'Bama
South Carolina athletic spokesman Steve Fink said on Friday that Giles violated team and university policy. The freshman was the 22nd-ranked Gamecocks' second-leading rusher this season with 245 yards.
Fink said he did not know if Giles' suspension would extend past the game at Tuscaloosa on Saturday.
Multiple media outlets have reported that Batchelor left the team this week. Fink would not comment on the reports.
Second-team receiver Dion Lecorn and backup defensive end Byron McKnight will miss the game with injuries.