Bellamy will not return to Clemson this season


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Bellamy will not return to Clemson this season

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