Clemson dismisses quarterback Chad Kelly
Clemson dismissed quarterback Chad Kelly just two days after the team's spring game for conduct detrimental to the program, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Monday.
WYFF4.com reports that Kelly was escorted by Clemson University police from the football team’s facility earlier Monday.
Kelly was battling Cole Stoudt and freshman Deshaun Watson for Clemson's starting quarterback position. During the spring game on Saturday, Kelly completed 10 of 18 passes for 113 yards, but was picked off twice and benched for the second half after he was seen yelling at coaches.
"I have dismissed Chad Kelly for conduct detrimental to our program," Swinney said. "He has had a pattern of behavior that is not consistent with the values of our program. I hope he will mature and grow from this and become the man and player I know he can be. I wish him nothing but the best in the future academically and athletically."
Kelly, a redshirt sophomore, saw limited action last season, passing for 58 yards and rushing for 117 yards and one touchdowns in five games.STAPLES: Clemson far from complacent during offseason of adjustment