Thursday, September 13, 2007

Sherlock Holmes Award to With Leather

The mystery surrounding the official being escorted off the Sanford Stadium field at the South Carolina-Georgia game has been solved, thanks to the fine work of With Leather. Turns out the man being arrested was sideline assistant Roger Swain, 52, of Eatonton, Georgia.

Swain, hired to hold ball markers, move first-down chains and other sideline jobs during Saturday night's game, was arrested on a felony stalking charge after the Gamecocks' 16-12 victory.

Swain reportedly met a woman in 2006 and she told police that Swain repeatedly called her without permission. That led to Swain being convicted of a misdemeanor for stalking.

Under terms of his probation, Swain was not to contact the woman again, but he violated probation by trying to call the woman several times. That resulted in police upgrading the charge to aggravated stalking — a felony.

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