Sep 14, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks safety Kadetrix Marcus (25) and South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) and South Carolina Gamecocks tight end Rory Anderson (81) walk onto the field for the coin flip against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Jadeveon Clowney didn't ride team bus to game [UPDATE: He did ride bus]

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.


[UPDATE]: Gamecocks reporter for The Post & Courier in Charleston is reporting that reports that Clowney didn’t ride the team bus are false.



[UPDATE 10:49 AM]: Chris Fowler said it again.

[UPDATE 10:49 AM]: There is this tweet:

[UPDATE 11:14 AM]: Chris Fowler said that they made a mistake, and that he did in fact ride the team bus.

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  • Rate Dermatologist

    What a bunch of fake ass reporting. Retract the entire story or change the title posers

    • Mike Dyce

      If you’re talking about Chris Fowler on ESPN who reported it first, he did retract it on the air and say he was wrong. If you’re talking about us, we included the updates. You’d like us to change the title? Sure we can do that.

      • Baruch

        What about the part sliming his character prior to the retraction. Does that still stand?

        • Mike Dyce

          Who slammed Jadeveon Clowney? Are you referring to Fowler’s comments about being thrown under the bus? If so, those were Chris Fowler’s words, and to my knowledge he didn’t retract them. Also, that isn’t slamming Clowney’s character. Usually the person being thrown under the bus is the victim and unfairly receiving the blame. If anything that is slam towards Spurrier.