Coach: Clemson center threatened after bad snap

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney reacts at the end of regulation against Florida State in an NCAA college football game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Florida State defeated Clemson 23-17 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
Mark Wallheiser

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says center Ryan Norton received threatening messages on social media after his bad snap in a loss to No. 1 Florida State last weekend.

Swinney said Tuesday that there's no place for people to send threats to college students for making mistakes in a game. The coach said anyone who would do that are not ''real fans.''

Norton snapped the ball high over the head of quarterback Deshaun Watson with the Tigers a half-yard away from the end zone in the second half of a 23-17 overtime loss to the Seminoles.

Watson fell on the ball at the Florida State 24 and kicker Amon Lakip missed a 40-yard field goal attempt.

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