What is it with delayed reporting of news about Clemson players’ drug arrests?
Jimmy Williamson would not stand for such slackness, I tells ‘ya.
Filed under Clemson: Auburn With A Lake, Crime and Punishment
“Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said he appreciated what Battle has done for the team in the statement. The team announced it had suspended kicker Ammon Lakip indefinitely after news broke of his June 6 arrest. Lakip was arrested for DUI and cocaine possession.”
Run, Dabo, Run
“Things are better than they’ve ever been,” Swinney said. “Nobody wants to focus on the positives. I’m thankful for the experience and to be able to coach other young people on their journey through college football. It’s a privilege.”
If we give these kids money, this is going to happen more often. They can’t handle it, which is another reason why they shouldn’t get it. Keep it in the hands of responsible adults.
I get it with NFL/NBA level signing money but honestly, if we limit it to $100 a week type money most of the athletes will have trouble filling their gas tank once and paying for pizza/movies. Until we make an effort to give them enough to live close to the other students around them’s level I feel we invite more bad influences to tempt them. Nothing guarantees a player won’t screw it up, but by denying them a chance to keep it in the middle of the road, I think we are complicit. Unlike other students, there is no way to have a PT job and play CFB.
Agree completely with this. Well said. But, lot’s of football recruits will still want more and screw up.
I see Clemson still pays enough for its kicker to afford a coke habit.
“... Shoot, why does anybody who’s ever won something do it again? Because it’s cool. So, let’s go do it again. Let’s see if we’ve got what it takes.” -- Stetson Bennett, The Athletic, 3/22/22
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