Clemson suspends four players for season opener against Georgia

Tuesday March 4th, 2014

Corey Crawford, who had 10.5 tackles for loss and three sacks last year, is the biggest loss for Clemson.Corey Crawford, who had three sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss last year is Clemson's biggest loss. (Mike Groll/AP)

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has suspended four players for the Tigers' first game of the 2014 season due to a violation of team rules. Defensive end Corey Crawford, offensive linemen David Beasley and Shaq Anthony and defensive back Gary Peters will all miss the opener against Georgia.

Via The State:

“I am disappointed to announce that these young men will miss the 2014 opener at Georgia,” Swinney said.

“A huge part of our program is teaching accountability, responsibility and that there are consequences for your actions. These are four good young men, but they broke a team rule and as a result, they will each miss a game. I am hopeful that they will learn and grow from this and have a great 2014 season on and off the field.”

Crawford started last season and had 10.5 tackles for loss. Beasley also started some games on the offensive line. According to ESPN's Andrea Adelson, both Anthony and Peters will compete for starting roles. Clemson beat Georgia 38-35 last year.
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