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Swinney says he was originally just going to suspend Chad Kelly

by TigerNet Staff - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 11:32 AM
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Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said on a media teleconference Wednesday that he was originally was going to suspend former quarterback Chad KellyChad Kelly
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, but the meeting with Kelly went badly, and he was forced to dismiss the quarterback.

"The meeting just didn't go well and his response," Swinney said. "There are just certain things you can't tolerate. That's just the bottom line. It wasn't a good meeting but there was no police or any of the stuff that was put out there. It was just a simple decision that was made. He moved on and we moved on. To his credit he has apologized and taken ownership. That's what you like to see in young people. It's unfortunate it had to get to that but sometimes that is what happens."

Swinney said that he hopes Kelly will grow from this experience, but he also hurts for his family and also feels like he failed Kelly.

"I feel like I failed," Swinney said. "That's just the bottom line. Anytime I have to dismiss a player I feel like I am a failure. Nobody is winning in this situation. But again a tough decision had to be made."

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FB Update: Swinney says he was originally just going to suspend Chad Kelly
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Re: FB Update: Swinney says he was originally just going to suspend Chad Kelly
74TIGER
Kelly's apology was probably part of the agreement
argonaut1992®
SC will be on the list.
Lonnie Utah®
Re: SC will be on the list.
Exiled2
Re: Kelly's apology was probably part of the agreement
USCCOCKS
Re: Kelly's apology was probably part of the agreement
Skeeter3
By any chance did you collect a
Shane_Morgan
Re: Kelly's apology was probably part of the agreement
BQuin
Re: Kelly's apology was probably part of the agreement
1988NC
Re: Kelly's apology was probably part of the agreement
1988NC
Re: FB Update: Swinney says he was originally just going to suspend Chad Kelly
dhtigerchick
Re: FB Update: Swinney says he was originally just going to suspend Chad Kelly
chriswalk27
It's almost as if CK wanted to get kicked off the team.
Smiling Tiger®
I don't know and I might be reaching but maybe Chad Kelly
ragtop
and he was just trying to save face and swag by getting
ragtop
Re: FB Update: Swinney says he was originally just going to suspend Chad Kelly
badb
Since Swag was officially kicked off the team...
Flying Tiger®
Only if he goes down a level
tiger_thom®
Love our Coach and how he represents my Alma Mater - kinda
Rocky the Tiger®
I agree with you, Rocky
ahay
All good - no malice about the FFRF crap - just
Rocky the Tiger®
Dabo did what he had to do, but it's just plain sad
jbthe1tiger99®
Re: FB Update: Swinney says he was originally just going to suspend Chad Kelly
allorangeallthetime52®
I hate it Chad Kelly didn't make it. He is very talented!!
HumbleServant
Re: FB Update: Swinney says he was originally just going to suspend Chad Kelly
ImissCJ
Re: FB Update: Swinney says he was originally just going to suspend Chad Kelly
IBeWriteGood®
SAP a$$ post ...
TotalTeeTiger®
Re: FB Update: Swinney says he was originally just going to suspend Chad Kelly
92TigerJohn
Well said, Dabo...
uproar84®
Re: Well Chadwick, I was only going to suspend you but
MemphisCat
Re: FB Update: Swinney says he was originally just going to suspend Chad Kelly
tigrecalvo®
Leadership at it's finest
98_00 Walkon®
Video of Chad Kelly during meeting:
MDT1GER
Re: Video of Chad Kelly during meeting:
Tigerdug23®
Re: Video of Chad Kelly during meeting:
jbthe1tiger99®
Well***
jtiger1®
DEER CHAD, My way or the highway?
ClemsonTiger1988®
Sabotaged himself unconsciously - behind Stoudt and Watson***
tigeron
Yep.
ClemsonTiger1988®


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