Today the No. 12 South Carolina Gamecocks travel to Arkansas to take on the Razorbacks. Star defensive player, Jadeveon Clowney, is at the stadium and appears ready to play. On ESPN College GameDay aired an interview with Steve Spurrier saying he was unsure if he would start today.
Another interesting bit of information they shared was that Clowney didn’t ride on the team bus to the stadium in Fayetteville. It led to an interesting debate and a lot of confusion about how Clowney got to the game.
Desmond Howard asked if he drove himself, Fowler said he took a taxi. Whether that was serious or not, I don’t know.They even joked that Clowney was thrown under the bus, but wasn’t allowed to ride on it.
It certainly is an interesting considering how messy this situation and Spurrier-Clowney relationship got this week. There was a lot of back and forth and backtracking surrounding Spurrier’s comments about Clowney and his decision to sit out last weekened.
There are potentially several legitimate reasons why he didn’t ride the bus. For instance, Clowney got to the facilities early or he was receiving extra treatment for his injury.
THIS JUST IN: South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier says he expects Jadeveon Clowney to play against Arkansas.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 12, 2013
Apparently GameDay reported Jadeveon Clowney didn’t ride the team bus to the stadium. Not that I, or you, or anyone, should care. — Ryan Wood (@rwood_SC) October 12, 2013
[UPDATE]: Gamecocks reporter for The Post & Courier in Charleston is reporting that reports that Clowney didn’t ride the team bus are false.
Jadeveon Clowney did ride the bus to the stadium with the rest of his team. He’s not a petulant, spoiled star. Carry on now. — Ryan Wood (@rwood_SC) October 12, 2013
Chris Fowler saying on GameDay that Jadeveon Clowney did not ride the team bus today. The @JoshatTheState saying otherwise.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) October 12, 2013
[UPDATE 10:49 AM]: Chris Fowler said it again.
[UPDATE 10:49 AM]: There is this tweet:
Yes, Jadeveon Clowney rode the team bus. Watched him get off with the rest of the guys. pic.twitter.com/SnIqQ0Sl9H
— GoGamecocks.com (@gogamecocks) October 12, 2013
[UPDATE 11:14 AM]: Chris Fowler said that they made a mistake, and that he did in fact ride the team bus.