Clemson kicker Ammon Lakip has been suspended for the first three games of the season after he was arrested in June and charged with DUI and cocaine possession, head coach Dabo Swinney announced Thursday.
Lakip, a redshirt senior, was suspended indefinitely on June 24 after being arrested on June 6 for failing multiple field sobriety tests. A subsequent search of his car yielded 0.4 grams of cocaine, worth about $50.
Swinney told reporters Thursday that Lakip is “back on the team.” He was at practice Thursday but did not participate, according to TigerNet.com. Swinney said redshirt freshman walk-on Greg Huegel will start at kicker in the season opener against Wofford on Sept. 5.
Last season was Lakip’s first as the Tigers’ primary kicker. He hit 21 of 28 field goals, including a streak of 13 consecutive made kicks.
- Dan Gartland