Zachery, Smith Dismissed from Team
CLEMSON -- Clemson University officials have been informed that two
student-athletes were arrested Tuesday (Dec. 4) on felony drug
According to a news release issued by the S.C. Law
Enforcement Division, Akil Smith, 22, of Richmond, Va., was arrested
on three counts of sale of marijuana and three counts of sale of
marijuana within proximity of a school. Travis Zachery, 24, of
Marietta, Ga., was arrested on one count of distribution of
marijuana. The arrests are the result of an undercover investigation
conducted by SLED, the Pickens County Sheriff's Office, the Clemson
City Police Department, and the Clemson University Police Department.
The university has suspended Smith and Zachery from school
pending an administrative hearing. The two have also been dismissed
from the football team.
"It is in the best interest of the football team and the
university that Akil Smith and Travis Zachery be permanently removed
from the team," said Head Football Coach Tommy Bowden.