Swinney has two different punishment scenarios for Watkins


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CLEMSON – The announcement on a punishment for wide receiver Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
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will happen, but it will be a little closer to the start of football season, according to Clemson head coach Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
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.

Watkins was pulled over by university police in late May, and was charged with possession of a controlled substance and simple possession of marijuana. Swinney said Tuesday that he wants to wait until he sees how Watkins performs over the summer before making a final decision.

“As I’ve said, I’m not going to make any type of decision until we get a little closer to playing time,” Swinney said. “The main reason for that is that Sammy has a process he has to deal with. He has things he has to fulfill this summer, and a lot of that will depend on how he responds. So far, he has hit a home run in every category as far as how he has responded to this situation. Hopefully he has learned a pretty strong lesson from this. As long as lessons are learned and you grow from it. That is what we are trying to do.”

Swinney said he already has two different punishment scenarios in mind.

“As far as his punishment, a lot of that depends on how he handles himself,” Swinney said. “I have a high end form of a punishment standpoint and a low end. So what he does this summer - plus some other factors such as how he has handled himself since he arrived here last summer - that will determine ultimately what I decide to do.”

Swinney declined to specify what the high end or low end punishments would be, but did say that Watkins will likely miss game action.


“I am not going to talk about that right now,” he said. “We will have further comments at the appropriate it. Is there a chance he doesn’t miss any time [game-time]? Probably not.”

Swinney also took a moment to talk about running back Mike BellamyMike Bellamy
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, who was ruled academically ineligible after the fall semester and will enroll in a junior college in Mississippi. Swinney left the door open for a Bellamy return, if he fulfills all of his requirements.

“He is just ineligible,” Swinney said, and then added that Bellamy’s attending junior college was in his best interests. “He is one of those guys that I don’t think staying was the best thing for him. He needs to play. He needs to keep developing as player. Mike sitting out was not an option for him or us. It was kind of a deal, that if he goes out and has a great year and does what he needs to do academically, he could come back. But that is 100 percent up to him.”


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B-Meist®
spacer Thats not entirely true, what he said was he has a low end
bmoorewiz®
spacer no jokes about the "high" end? i'm disappointed in y'all.***
tigerinkvillenc
spacer Work-release is over and house coots had to check back in!
mapman
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TigerFanClint
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brad12
spacer I respectfully disagree
89tigergrad
spacer The ONLY way I see him not missing the Game
MRTTMT
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carolinachef
spacer If you are a parent, you know the power of "I'm disappointed
89tigergrad
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lamb
spacer Why shouldn't Bellamy be allowed back?
89tigergrad
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Dugatiger®
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carolinachef
spacer I agree....and why did he have to leave in the first place?
MackDaddy®
spacer why get into it
74TIGER
spacer Sammy Will Play vs. AU
CU_Tiger_06
spacer Re: Sammy Will Play vs. AU
lamb
spacer #1, nobody goes to jail for a misdemeanor. #2, Dabo
David78®
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Dugatiger®
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funktavious1
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Tiger6060
spacer I also liked seeing that the door was still open for Mike
89tigergrad
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Boogity8
spacer Like you can talk***
ATigersL®
spacer Sammy won't be the difference between a W and an L vs. Aub.***
ClemsonPoker489®
spacer Re: Sammy won't be the difference between a W and an L vs. Aub.***
lamb
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carolinachef
spacer We have wide receivers coming out our ears...
ClemsonPoker489®
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allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Re: I also liked seeing that the door was still open for Mike
Tiger6060
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lamb
spacer Lamb:
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allorangeallthetime52®
spacer I do not care what Coot radio has to say.
89tigergrad
spacer FIRE SWOFFORD, SAVE THE ACC
camdentiger09
spacer He shouldn't miss a game
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