Clemson sophomore offensive lineman Isaiah Battle has been suspended by head coach Dabo Swinney for his uppercut punch to North Carolina State defensive back Jarvis Byrd on Saturday.
#3 ranked Clemson announced the suspension for the Tigers game against Wake Forest next week, and also noted that Battle will face discipline every day at practice during his suspension, according to a report from the Associated Press.
Here is the video of the punch courtesy of YouTube, via ESPN.com
According to the report, Swinney said that Battle was “immediately remorseful” for the uppercut bomb as soon as he reached the sidelines, and understands it’s “a mistake he can’t make again’.
Well if he didn’t understand, I’m willing to wager that a nightmarish week of practice filled with extra wind sprints and the like will more than convince him.
“Very disappointed in Isaiah Battle,” Swinney said after the game according to CBS Sports’ Chip Patterson. “That can’t ever happen. Really, really disappointed. That’s not Clemson. That’s a lesson for every one of those guys in there, something we talked a lot about in the locker room.”
“I will say this,” Swinney added. “[Battle] took ownership. He apologized immediately and he apologized to the team.”
The Tigers (3-0, 1-0 ACC) defeated the Wolfpack 26-14. Good luck in practice this week Isaiah.