Swinney says he was originally just going to suspend Chad Kelly


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Pos: QB   Height: 6-2   Weight: 210   Hometown: Buffalo, NY (St. Joseph's HS)  
Years Played: 2012 - 2013

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