Bellamy will not return to Clemson this season


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CLEMSON, SC - Mike BellamyMike Bellamy
Fr. Running Back
#5 5-10, 175
Nocatee, FL

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, the second leading rusher on Clemson's 2011 ACC Championship team, will not return to Clemson for the 2012 season. The freshman from Nocatee, FL has been ruled academically ineligible for the fall semester and plans to enter a junior college this summer.


"I am proud of the improvements Mike Bellamy made in the spring semester in a number of areas," said Clemson Head Coach Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
Head Coach
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. "We gave him the opportunity to return to school in January and to grow as a player and a person and by all accounts from his teammates and coaches, he was doing well.


"But, in the end, he came up short academically. We wish him well and hope he can get back on track in the classroom and continue his football career at a junior college this fall."


Bellamy rushed 57 times for 343 yards in 2011 as a true freshman. His 6.0 average was best on the team and his 343 total rushing yards ranked second behind Andre EllingtonAndre Ellington
RS Jr. Running Back
#23 5-10, 190
Moncks Corner, SC

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. He also had four kickoff returns for 64 yards. He had a 75-yard touchdown run the first time he touched the ball for the Tigers in last year's season opener against Troy.


Bellamy's biggest contribution might have come in the win over Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA when he scored on a 31-yard touchdown run that clinched the Clemson victory over the nation's 10th ranked team.


A Parade All-American and USA Today All-American out of high school, Bellamy played in 12 of the 14 games last year. He was suspended for the ACC Championship game and the Orange Bowl for a violation of team rules.

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Crump®
He will be missed. One of the great Tigers.***
TheProdigal
not to step on the kid why he's drowning.. but please
KNIGHTIGER
you want to borrow my batteries?***
york_tiger
oh geez.. wow. I usually have a full charge. Don't see how
KNIGHTIGER
Re: oh geez.. wow. I usually have a full charge. Don't see how
Bryanttiger®
ya.. but even he is, it was still funny.***
KNIGHTIGER
Wow, didn't know Sherlock Holmes posted on TigerNet.***
TheProdigal
Re: not to step on the kid why he's drowning.. but please
TigerGreenWave
Re: not to step on the kid why he's drowning.. but please
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: not to step on the kid why he's drowning.. but please
cootslapper
If Mike would've applied hislef, he could be unstoppable...
TigerLight
Re: He will be missed. One of the great Tigers.***
Bryanttiger®
Lol what are you talking about? That kid had so many issues
tigerdrummer®
I choose to remember the good times.***
TheProdigal
With Bellamy the good outweighed the bad.***
tigerdrummer®
How do you figure?***
CM Shack
Butter fingers, bad attitude, lazy, felt entitled, etc etc***
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turn the meter on... I missed it at first.***
KNIGHTIGER
Re: turn the meter on... I missed it at first.***
clemtiger117®
North Greenville bound?***
largetyme
STORM A BREWING FOR 12 SEASON!!! CRAP
SpillerROH28
LMAO....I want your koolaid***
jagreen78
I'm sorry, but...
TigerGreenWave
Re: I'm sorry, but...
Bryanttiger®
What was his major? Sociology?
tigerdrummer®
I will not land blast you.***
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But will you lambast him?***
hufferbilly®
WHOOOOOOOOSH!***
David78®
maybe some people just are just not good at school
Yzracer48
You didn't sign a scholarship which should be more than
deleted
You are such a closed minded person
tigeringvegas
I wasnt great in school either...
ClemfanWV
Re: I wasnt great in school either...
esagar
you should get land blasted for this crap***
deleted
He should transfer to unc
TobiasFunke
wow. I really hoped Clemson would have a chance to
OSF®
What an Idiot.
TigerSig
ROSCOE CROSBY RE-INCARNATED
coachmac
That's way off base
Mighty Zep®
Oh come on, everyone has bad crap in life. He was coddled
deleted
You couldn't me more wrong if you tried....
DefensiveTackleU
Re: Front Page Story: Bellamy leaving Clemson
76clemson
BEST WISHES MIKE YULE ALWAYS BE A TIGER***
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Francoeur2
He could be on the honor roll in chapel hill***
Battery505®
Re: He could be on the honor roll in chapel hill***
withrockb
Hard work pays off.***
TigerStyle13®
Re: He could be on the honor roll in chapel hill***
clemtiger117®
Re: He could be on the honor roll in chapel hill***
flyintiger23®
Ya he earned those 18 yards against the gamecocks...
MikeInSC11
^^^^^USCheat^^^^^***
clemson80tiger
Zing! Got me!***
MikeInSC11
And you earned that assistant manager position at
tigerdrummer®
That's a d@mn shame. I hope he lands on his feet
grover173
We truly are now..
NiteBat
I wish him all the best...***
UWtiger®
Oh for God's Sake!
facman
It's allright. Dabo says Batson keeps them out of trouble.***
dannyfan1981
Not defending Batson here, but..
hufferbilly®
Re: Front Page Story: Bellamy leaving Clemson
TigerHVACman
Re: Front Page Story: Bellamy leaving Clemson
tiger79
I think he's referring more to all the folks that make
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You sound more jealous
TigerCC
You almost broke all of CJ's records
potatoes and gravy®
Unfortunate but
TX Tiger®
Re: STORM A BREWING FOR 12 SEASON!!! CRAP
SSN-Tiger®
Keep your head up Bellamy, it isn't over
CUgrad04
Well, bye....***
ClemsonMike830
Thanks Tigernet
Prime T. Tiger
Re: Front Page Story: Bellamy leaving Clemson
richmaja®
How do you flunk out as a freshman with all the support you
charlestontiger1977®
Re: How do you flunk out as a freshman with all the support you
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His roommate was stealing his ADHD pills. Blame him!***
deleted
Thank Goodness Ellington Decided To Stay!
francismariontiger®
I'd like to hear from his academic mentor person,
charlestontiger1977®
Wish you all the best MB. Love to see you as a Tiger again***
colemanfan
Time to offer Dalvin Cook***
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