Sammy Watkins Arrested by University Police


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Clemson, SC--Clemson University police arrested two students on drug-related charges early Friday.
Samuel B. Watkins IV, 18, a freshman communication studies major from Fort Myers, Fla., and member of the football team, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and simple possession of marijuana, both misdemeanors.


Amadou-Tidiane Daniel Dia, 18, a freshman in parks, recreation and tourism management from Highlands Ranch, Colo., and member of the men’s soccer team, was charged with simple possession of marijuana.
The men were arrested when police stopped the car Watkins was driving after an officer saw it scrape against a curb on campus and because the temporary license tag was not illuminated. When the officer pulled the car over in a parking lot off Commons Court, he smelled marijuana. During a search he found marijuana and two pills for which Watkins did not have a prescription.
The men were arrested and taken to the Clemson City Jail. Watkins was released Friday morning on a $1,620 personal recognizance bond, and Dia was released on a $620 personal recognizance bond.



Statement from Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney on the arrest of freshman receiver Sammy Watkins

“I am aware of the arrest last night. I am mad and hurt by the poor decision that Sammy Watkins made. He is a good young man who has been a model student, citizen, player and teammate.

“This is a reminder that good people make poor decisions. But, there are consequences for your actions...and there will be in this case.

“I am in the process of gathering the facts and discipline will be determined when I have completed that process.”



Statement from Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins

“I made a mistake last night and I am truly sorry for my actions. I let the team down, the coaches down and this University down. I will learn from this. I will accept any discipline Coach Swinney and the University issues.”



Statement from Clemson Men’s Soccer Coach Mike Noonan

“I am in the process of collecting the facts in the case involving Amadou Dia. I am obviously very disappointed. His actions go against the values of the Clemson Men’s Soccer Program and there will be disciplinary action.



Statement from Clemson Athletic Director Dr. Terry Don Phillips

“I was made aware of the arrest of these two student-athletes early this morning. From a departmental standpoint I have been in consultation with both coaches today and will continue to over the next few days regarding this situation.”


Clemson University Police Report

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B-Meist®
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CU2013®
Of all the guys on the team, Sammy's the last one I would...
uproar84®
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cufan38®
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exleym
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leftie
Everyone knows the Clemson PD protects our players
MackDaddy®
It's not really the cop's fault that his job
ClemsonPoker489®
We're arresting people for that crap?
SugarBowlSon®
Re: We're arresting people for that crap?
gorillawalk
Re: We're arresting people for that crap?
Bryanttiger®
Athletes should be held to a higher standard, at least
tigerfan28173
Have you been to a college recently?
ClemsonPoker489®
Get popped in Pickens County...
Razorpaws
Was Sammy smoking it or did the other guy have it?
Drobins
Re: Was Sammy smoking it or did the other guy have it?
markb1127
Two pills
MackDaddy®
Re: Two pills
exleym
Re: Two pills
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: Two pills
tigertomw
It's generic name is amphetamine salts...It IS speed...***
CM Shack
Any amphetamine is going to be called 'speed.'***
ClemsonPoker489®
For people with ADD or HDD it is like a
MackDaddy®
it doesn't relax ADD users, it just allows them to focus
tigertrain
Re: Was Sammy smoking it or did the other guy have it?
CUgrad2011
Sammy Watkins
DerekEvans9859®
Re: Front Page Story: Sammy Watkins Arrested by University Police
Coot Hater
I think you're jumping to pretty big conclusions
hleapha
Stitt. Happens***
nkickha
75% of the football team blazes
fowlerj43
75? its more like 90%...hopefully..
tigerk
Re: 75? its more like 90%...hopefully..
tiger230
Really? We ripped the OBS for doing just that.***
tigerdrummer®
Re: 75% of the football team blazes
leftie
Weed is the drug of college football, just look around
Tigger4life
Re: Weed is the drug of college football, just look around
leftie
I am not sure where you
Tigger4life
Re: Weed is the drug of college football, just look around
MackDaddy®
not just college football Statically use is up significantly
tigertrain
Dabo's Test
CU_Kobe_24®
Hopefully Dabo chooses wisely and does not repeat the
Tigger4life
Simply can't believe it. Nobody to blame here but Sammy...
SolidOrange007
Good time for a drug test
Fluxus
Re: Good time for a drug test
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: Good time for a drug test
Fluxus
I knew once Sammy became a believer that Satan would be
pbtigergrad84
Re: I knew once Sammy became a believer that Satan would be
clemtigr81
Re: I knew once Sammy became a believer that Satan would be
ashleyfaire
Wait wait wait wait wait...
ClemsonPoker489®
Please tell me this is a bad joke...You don't really think
CM Shack
You're ####### joking.***
ClemsonPoker489®
Not worried... if honey badger can overcome sammy can too!!
stephey
Say it ain't so Sammy, say it ain't so !
drgwood83®
Umm, is it immoral for us to ask the Soccer player
CUgrad04
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LuciusVI
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Cuadtigers
Re: Front Page Story: Sammy Watkins Arrested by University Police
exleym
Re: Front Page Story: Sammy Watkins Arrested by University Police
allorangeallthetime52®
Cuadtigers, you must be a coot because no tiger fan would
colemanfan
Good thing/Bad thing is
TS_Tiger®
Re: Front Page Story: Sammy Watkins Arrested by University Police
GrayBengal®
If you're gonna smoke weed....don't do it in the car.
MackDaddy®
Re: Front Page Story: Sammy Watkins Arrested by University Police
jimbjr
could it just be...
tigermark82
Disappointed to read this...
RogerS®
The arresting officers...
bigb1368
They'll be lucky if the pill charges are not bumped to
strodetiger®
Pulling a fire alarm is a felony too...***
CM Shack
Re: They'll be lucky if the pill charges are not bumped to
Razorpaws
College kid doing drugs? Shocker! Legalize it like Portugal!
Razzmatazz
U don't get it Fellows. Legalizing everything that's wrong
lightbulbbill®
If we legalized it, the Mexican Cartels wouldn't make $ off
CM Shack
Smokin' pot ain't wrong. Murder is. Portugal proved it works
Razzmatazz
Re: College kid doing drugs? Shocker! Legalize it like Portugal!
exleym
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo***
BentZero
Honey Badger got suspended for like one game right?
BentZero

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