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Should Sammy miss any games this fall? My plan

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Posted: May 5, 2012, 10:09 AM
 

My first reaction to Sammy’s bout of acting “synaptically challenged” was that he had to be severely disciplined in such a fashion that was commensurate with his crime and betrayal of the Clemson family. My first thoughts, as 64 year old, was that the cornerstone of Sammy’s punishment needed to be a suspension for one or two games this fall along with appropriate disciplinary requirements in the off season. I viewed the game suspensions necessary to set us apart from the “chickens” ridiculously redundant handling of the Garcia fiasco as well as the comparison to the Bellamy case (he was never arrested but was suspended for two critical games). After a lot of thought, cooling down and reflection, I feel that I have the proper punishment for Sammy that does not involve suspension for any games this fall. The proper punishment (in accordance with PTI stipulations) would be volunteer time with youth in local DJJ facility this summer, daily physical punishment (running steps), continued enrollment in two course this summer (both sessions) and what other “reminders” Dabo deems fit to administer. He also would not be allowed to participate in any of the structured or voluntary summer sessions with the team until fall practice.

Sammy acted stupidly and totally outside of who he really is: an outstanding young man. The punishments levied by Dabo and the court system (PTI) should focus on the immediate reinforcement on the standards that Dabo and Clemson expect of its representatives and players. What the “Clemson following” desires for its own reward is trivial when compared to the needs of Sammy.


Suspended for the first home game, maybe two. No yards, no records.

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Posted: May 5, 2012, 10:19 AM
 

He will be impacted personally for his actions rather than punishing everybody.

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Re: Suspended for the first home game, maybe two. No yards, no records.


Posted: May 5, 2012, 10:30 AM
 

1-2 games is what I would expect. Maybe 3 just because he is Sammy and that would send a message to the rest of the team. I'm more disappointed he was riding around in a car with an expired temp. tag getting high than I am at him just getting high. Who at Clemson doesn't get high? Just don't do it in a car that screams pull me over.


If that were the case, Mike Bellamy would be due an


Posted: May 5, 2012, 10:27 AM
 

apology. Sammy will miss at least two games. And they will include the first two. The earliest we'll see Sammy will be the Furman game. But hey, we'll really need him in that one. ;)

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I disagree, not on two games but that Bellamy would deserve


Posted: May 5, 2012, 10:39 AM
 

an apology. Bellamy had a very bad attitute, had he not and just apologized he may or may not have even been sent home. He probably would have played in both games.

Now, I am not sure if a two game suspension is right or wrong, honestly if I had the notes to what previous players have gotten under previous coaches at Clemson for the same charge then I would have more of an opinion. However, since I do not, maybe two games is the right decision, maybe none. I am confident that Dabo will make the right decision. If this had happened during the season then yes, but since it is the off season, I feel he can punished in an appropriate manner before football starts.

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Posted: May 5, 2012, 10:46 AM
 

enforcement of the rules. The minute you start treating one kid (player) differently because of whatever reason, you have pretty much lost your credibility. Sammy won't make the trip to Atlanta. Neither will he dress for Ball State.

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You can't compare Sammy's situation to Bellamy***


Posted: May 5, 2012, 11:01 AM
 




hate to say it, but he needs to sit the Auburn game and stay

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Posted: May 5, 2012, 10:30 AM
 

home, just like Bellamy missed the bowl game. After that, he comes back the same way Bellamy has done. You have to be consistent. Hard lesson to learn. It sucks because we won't have our best player on the field, but that is life.

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Re: Should Sammy miss any games this fall? My plan

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Posted: May 5, 2012, 10:31 AM
 

Good post, Cazzie. However, a couple things need to be answered. Who's Escalade was he driving and where did it come from? Also, what were the pills he was caught with? If there is nothing more to the story, I would say one game suspension would suffice. He's a role model for many, and how would it look to all those kids who look up to him if he were not properly punished? Obviously, it would send the wrong message.


One adderal pill and one other pill whose name I dont recall


Posted: May 5, 2012, 10:34 AM
 

at least that is what Korncoot said.

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Posted: May 5, 2012, 12:18 PM
 

Agree. Suspend him two games. Also subject him to more random drug testing. It will benefit Sammy to show the NFL guys in two years he learned his lesson and stayed clean since.


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Posted: May 5, 2012, 10:35 AM
 

Please dont compare Sammy with Bellamy. Seriously. Bellamy is lazy and does not give a flip about his teammates or the fans. Sammy is a great young man who made on mistake. He embraced his role as a role model well, with the exception of this one incident.


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Posted: May 5, 2012, 10:53 AM
 

Sit him down for the first two. I don't think he should be kept out of the workouts, I think he should be in them and have the coaches riding him the whole time. Make an example out of him. Nobody is above the law. I understand not letting him travel to Atlanta but I think making him sit on the sideline watching his team play is a good punishment. Let the younger guys step up in his place


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Posted: May 5, 2012, 11:39 AM
 

Should be the only game he misses.


First two games minimum,


Posted: May 5, 2012, 12:10 PM
 

WE ARE NOT SCAR!

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Dabo is not SOS. That's the issue.


Posted: May 5, 2012, 12:16 PM
 

Dabo actually operates by principle.

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