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Clemson suspends Joe Craig indefinitely

Posted on: June 7, 2011 1:21 pm

Posted by Tom Fornelli

On Saturday we told you about Clemson wide receiver Joe Craig and his altercation with track teammate Marlena Wesh. To recap, Craig showed up at Welsh's dorm room with a silver towel rod, where he then hit Welsh multiple times with the towel road according to the police report. Wesh, in return, apparently cut Craig's arm with a razor blade. Neither party decided to press charges, but Craig was suspended from the track team. If Craig was planning on spending his free time working out with the football team, he's now going to have to make new plans.

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney announced on Tuesday that, due to the incident, Craig has been suspended indefinitely from the football team.

“Joe Craig has been suspended from the football team for the summer workout period,” Swinney said in a statement. “Because this is a serious on-campus student issue, there is a process that he will have to go through from a university standpoint. I respect the process and will fully support whatever the university decides to do.

“We will react from a football standpoint after that process has run its course, but I cannot comment any further at this time on the details of this specific issue.” 

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