Former PCC Baseball Player Arrested In South Carolina

Former PCC Bulldog Tanner Lovick was suspended indefinitely from the University of South Carolina baseball team after being arrested early Sunday morning in Columbia, South Carolina for drunkenness.

The incident happened around 1am at Village Idiot Pizza in the 5 points section of Columbia.

An officer spotted Lovick stagger down stairs and run into the wall, then run into other responding officers.

An officer arrested him for “drunkenness”, saying he was "grossly intoxicated."

Lovick, a Winterville native, was transported to Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. He has since bonded out.


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  • by Fan of Tanners Location: Greenville, N C on Jan 19, 2012 at 11:15 AM
    Chandler…why the sarcastic comment " sorry he's no Rose Rampant"? Just so you're aware, Charlie Herring signed with NC State, straight out of high school last year. It was neither on WITN or WNCT and it wasn't in the Reflector either. I do expect that if he gets kicked off the team at NCSU, it may make the news. Even though he went to ROSE.
  • by CHANDLER H on Jan 18, 2012 at 11:25 AM
    yall put him in the paper for being arrested for doing what every college kid does but didnt even bother to report when he SIGNED with SOUTH CAROLINA this summer...sorry he's no ROSE rampant...this is patheric
  • by No News day, WITN?? on Jan 16, 2012 at 03:30 PM
    Does this mean that everyone who attended a local high school or community college in Pitt County will have their name in bright lights if they commit a crime??
  • by friend on Jan 16, 2012 at 12:22 PM
    Sad to hear, but I'm sure that there is more to the story. He is of age and was hanging out at a bar. Seems pretty typical for a 21 year old college student. Cops probably jumped at a chance to arrest a USC baseball player. How many ECU atheletes are getting arrested and are still elegible to play. Ridiculious! He just made a poor choice and was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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      by Mike on Jan 17, 2012 at 08:45 AM in reply to friend
      Why bring ECU into this, when every other school in the nation the same applies? Every school has students that run afoul of the law, it's the nature of the beast. ECU's judicial policies are no more lenient than others. For example, at the VERY school you mention, see how many infractions the starting QB- Garcia had before he was kicked off team (at least 5!). You mentioning ECU here just proves Anonymous at 1:50pm post below. Stop dragging ECU's name through the mud when this sory has absolutely NOTHING to do with ECU; it just makes your bad assertions worse.
  • by WOW!! Location: Greenville on Jan 16, 2012 at 12:00 PM
    You people are funny :) not a story??? The kid was suspended from the baseball team for being arrested. So if an ECU baseball player gets arrested for being drunk downtown and then he is suspended from the team WITN should turn a blind eye and not report that? It's exactly the same thing. Oh by the way... South Carolina won BACK-TO-BACK NATIONAL TITLES... every time a player is suspended it's newsworthy. Get a grip people.
  • by It is fair on Jan 16, 2012 at 11:33 AM
    When an ECU player gets in trouble with the law it is reported, I see no problem with reporting when a PCC player gets in trouble. By being a student athlete you are held to a higher standard of conduct. There is no problem reporting this, it is only fair.
  • by Earl on Jan 16, 2012 at 11:03 AM
    just because he played baseball for Pcc do we want to know every time he gets pulled over.? get a life.
  • by Guy on Jan 16, 2012 at 11:02 AM
    If he was that intoxicated he probably wasn't use to drinking all the time. So not news worthy. I always heard he was a good kid. Someone must have an issue with him or his parents. I am quite complexed as to why this was posted. Atleast he was not driving. Maybe that would of been atleast a little mmore news worthy.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 16, 2012 at 10:50 AM
    I agree with most here that this is not news worthy. However, make no mistake, if this were an ECU athlete, not only would WITN report it, but there would be about 200 gleeful and mocking responses right now by the same ECU bashers that are always here misplacing the frustrations of their miserable lives onto the local institution. If you don't believe me, that is OK, but you must also never pay attention here either.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 16, 2012 at 05:16 PM in reply to Anonymous
      You are absolutely correct.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 16, 2012 at 07:01 AM
    I didn't know this was a gossip website, who cares if he was drunk.
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