Death Valley replica - on sale, 10% off!
Chad Kelly apologizes for behavior that led to dismissal

by Tony Crumpton - Associate Editor - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:22 PM
    |

Player Photo
Pos: QB   Height: 6-2   Weight: 210   Hometown: Buffalo, NY (St. Joseph's HS)  
Years Played: 2012 - 2013
The Kelly family released a statement Wednesday on Chad KellyChad Kelly
RS So. Quarterback
#11 6-2, 210
Buffalo, NY

View Full Profile
's dismissal from Clemson's football team.

"I have apologized to the coaching staff for my behavior. I am disappointed in myself. I let down not only my coaches, and teammates, but also Clemson University and all of our fans. Most importantly, I've let down myself and my family."

"I have always been competitive to a fault, winning at all costs. I let my emotions get the best of me, culminating in this unfortunate situation with coach Swinney and the Clemson Tigers."

"What's important now is that I use this experience to grow as a student, as an athlete, and most importantly, as a man. Right now, I'm optimistic about the future. It's not going to be easy, but no matter what happens, I'll be a better person both on and off the field."


Kelly was dismissed from the football team on Monday for "conduct detrimental" to the football program. During the 2014 spring game, he was 10-18 passing for 113 yards, but threw two interceptions.

Last season, Kelly played in five games overall and was 10-17 passing for 58 yards. He added 16 rushes for 117 yards and a touchdown, including 56 yards on seven rushes at Virginia.

2014 Spring Game Photos - 2014, Chad Kelly, Football, Orange and White
Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
    |
Post your comments!
Subject (Replies: 75) Author
FB Update: Chad Kelly apologizes for behavior that led to dismissal
TigerNet News®
Good luck. I truly hope you succeed.
Tiger Woods
Re: Good luck. I truly hope you succeed.
forcertain
Re: Good luck. I truly hope you succeed.
dirtysteve864®
Re: Good luck. I truly hope you succeed.
forcertain
But spurrier will take someone who "flames" out of his own
MB93Tiger®
Re: Good luck. I truly hope you succeed.
Dugatiger®
Steven Garcia says hello. Wasn't he, "reinstated"
TigerGrant8®
Re:What makes you think that he would want to play for
peanut
Re:What makes you think that he would want to play for
forcertain
Re:What makes you think that he would want to play for
forcertain
Re: Good luck. I truly hope you succeed.
loyboy
Re: Good luck. I truly hope you succeed.
forcertain
Re: Good luck. I truly hope you succeed.
kiknchkn®
Re: Good luck. I truly hope you succeed.
TracyH79
Re: Good luck. I truly hope you succeed.
cupton®
Re: Good luck. I truly hope you succeed.
forcertain
Re: Good luck. I truly hope you succeed.
TracyH79
Re: Good luck. I truly hope you succeed.
92TigerJohn
Tell 'em capon
clemson80tiger
Re: Good luck. I truly hope you succeed.
Dugatiger®
he should go skrait to rappin'***
CaptCrash
Re: FB Update: Chad Kelly apologizes for behavior that led to dismissal
forcertain
I honestly think something is wrong with him
uproar84®
"I think a therapist might be in order"
LinebackerU
therapist?
franc1968
Re: therapist?
youngblood®
"Back in the day?" You sound old. Are you
cutigerbob®
lbu came out long before espn was invented
deadsolidperfect®
Sounds like he needs some of that medical maryjane to
josephg®
If I had worked my tail off to come back from a knee
tigertrain
Re: FB Update: Chad Kelly apologizes for behavior that led to dismissal
Mooka
Re: FB Update: Chad Kelly apologizes for behavior that led to dismissal
uproar84®
VERY highly doubtful. Based on Dabo's track record...
CtLiEgMeSrOsN
Best I could imagine is to walk on
NortherTiger®
Maybe I'm just being too adamant
NortherTiger®
Re: Maybe I'm just being too adamant
forcertain
Still a third party to a third party. Kind of smacks of
NortherTiger®
Re: Maybe I'm just being too adamant
tlever®
Actions speak louder than words young man.
dyeguy13®
This is a good first step for Chad. Takes ownership,
Wookie
Re: This is a good first step for Chad. Takes ownership,
ash4trek
Crazy talk. He needs a fresh start.***
NortherTiger®
I'm good with whatever Dabo thinks is right. ******
Wookie
Re: This is a good first step for Chad. Takes ownership,
Motor City Bengal
Tell 'em capon
clemson80tiger
Re: Tell 'em capon
Motor City Bengal
Maybe His Family Tore Him A New One...- Its A Start.***
Xander5000
It takes a man to admit when he is wrong and apologize.
BigCUFan®
Indeed
tiger_thom®
I guess so.
ClemsonTiger1988®
Good luck at Louisville***
cutigersJD®
No way. They've got Gardner. Kelly won't go
NortherTiger®
Really?! 48 hours later...hmmmmm maybe not so sorry
tlever®
We lost a great talent & He lost his beloved Clemson dream
lightbulbbill®
You did let us down Chad. You could have taken us to the
tigerdrummer®
Re: You did let us down Chad. You could have taken us to the
All In Tiger®
Re: FB Update: Chad Kelly apologizes for behavior that led to dismissal
74TIGER
Re: FB Update: Chad Kelly apologizes for behavior that led to dismissal
catbird1776
Couldn't he have been suspended for Gajaw game?***
tigeron
He'll be back with us. Maybe not soon but will be.
TIGERMEAT®
Re: FB Update: Chad Kelly apologizes for behavior that led to dismissal
Dave75®
That's the first PR step to get another HC to take a chance.***
Razzmatazz
Me thinks he'll be allowed back on the team.***
Rex123
I am thinking that we may see him again, too****
turf2
may have unconsciously self-d'ed, because of 2 QBs better
tigeron
nope
Exiled2
Good luck Chad on your academic and athletic career.
Tiger5
Proud of you! It is rare for anyone today to man-up
Tigersdomination
Re: FB Update: Chad Kelly apologizes for behavior that led to dismissal
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: FB Update: Chad Kelly apologizes for behavior that led to dismissal
deroberts®
Put Stoudt In! Oh yes he is IN!! haha***
tigerfanjack
optimistic about the future.....?***
ragtop
No "Imma" in there, so presumably written by lawyer***
vlastimil_hort
... but every sentence has a form of "I" in it. Ah, that id.***
SOLOS
Funny how they all find religon once they go to prison.....
CU TLGTN®
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Updates
Daily Digest