Tag:Whitney Fountain
Posted on: February 3, 2012 12:08 pm
 

Clemson WR Joe Craig dismissed after arrest

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

A rocky Clemson football career has come to an end for Tiger wide receiver Joe Craig.  

The Charleston Post and Courier reported Thursday that Craig was served with an arrest warrant Wednesday on charges of criminal domestic violence. Police were called to a university apartment early Sunday morning at which Whitney Fountain, a Clemson track athlete and the mother of Craig's son, told officers Craig had struck her.

Per the incident report, Craig told officers Fountain had started the confrontation and he had "shoved" her away to get her off of him.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney dismissed Craig from the team Wednesday night. A rising sophomore, Craig caught three passes for 17 yards in his 2011 redshirt season.

A dual-sport athlete from Gaffney, S.C. who won state championships in both the 100- and 200-meter dash, Craig was recognized as one of the fastest players in the entire class of 2010 but struggled with off-field issues throughout his time in the Clemson football program. Craig was involved in a May incident with another Tiger track athlete, Marlena Wesh, that did not result in an arrest or filed charges but did force his suspension from the track squad and a three-game suspension to begin the 2011 football season.

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