Clemson's Swinney suspends kicker Lakip 3 games

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson kicker Ammon Lakip will sit out the first three games of the season because of an offseason drug arrest.

Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said Lakip, who was indefinitely suspended since June, will miss games against Wofford on Sept. 5, Appalachian State on Sept. 12 and Louisville on Sept. 17. Swinney said Lakip could return when Notre Dame comes to Clemson on Oct. 3.

The 21-year-old Lakip was arrested on June 6 and charged with misdemeanor cocaine possession, driving under the influence and refusal to take a blood, breath or urine test.

Lakip made 21 of 28 field goals last season. He struggled early, going 1 of 4 in losses at Georgia and Florida State last season.

Swinney said walk-on Greg Huegel will be the starting kicker after outperforming scholarship sophomore Alex Spence in camp.

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