Coach Dabo Swinney said Tuesday it's not clear how long Reader will be away. The coach says in a statement that Reader has ''personal issues he has to deal with at this time.'' Swinney adds that Reader has the support of his coaches and teammates.
Reader was a backup last season and was listed as a starter this fall. The senior started one game last season. He had 27 tackles and 1.5 sacks a year ago.