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Clemson DB Fred Davis Charged with Reckless Driving

Following a July 21 car crash, Clemson defensive back Fred Davis was charged by Clemson police with reckless driving and turned himself into authorities Sunday.

Following a July 21 car crash, Clemson defensive back Fred Davis II was charged by Clemson police with reckless driving and turned himself in to authorities Sunday.

Clemson police say traffic specialists and eyewitness accounts led them to determine that Davis was going 115 MPH in a 55 MPH zone before crashing into a mail carrier vehicle on Highway 123.  

The investigation showed Davis' high rate of speed contributed to him losing control of his vehicle, and that led to the crash. The mail carrier was severely injured in the accident and will need months to recover. 

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Davis was booked into Clemson City jail on Sunday and released on bond. Davis was not seriously injured in the accident. 

Here's a statement from a Clemson spokesperson on the matter: “Fred Davis remains with the program but will be subject to internal discipline. Grounds for internal discipline for misdemeanor charges like this are covered under the terms of the Clemson Student-Athlete Handbook, which says that the head coach can recommend a course of action, and upon concurrence of the designated CUAD administrator, administer sanctions.”

Davis is entering his second season with the Tigers. He had 13 tackles and played 183 snaps in 11 games as a freshman in 2020.