Jan 11, 2014; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney is presented with the 2014 Orange Bowl trophy during half time of the game against the Duke Blue Devils at J.C. Littlejohn Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney issues statement on Chad Kelly release


Monday afternoon reports began to come in that Clemson Tigers starting quarterback hopeful Chad Kelly had been escorted off the practice field by police. Not long after that, it was reported that Kelly had been released from the football team because of whatever incident he was involved in.

Now, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has issued the following statement regarding the release of his signal caller:

“I have dismissed Chad Kelly for conduct detrimental to our program,” said Swinney. “He has had a pattern of behavior that is not consistent with the values of our program. I hope he will mature and grow from this and become the man and player I know he can be. I wish him nothing but the best in the future academically and athletically.”

Again, it’s not known at this time what that conduct actually was, but it was serious enough to warrant all of the actions today, which is rather serious.

Before all of this, Kelly was locked into a three-way QB battle to see who would take over for Tajh Boyd with Cole Stoudt and DeShaun Watson.

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