Clemson sends 3 players home before Orange Bowl

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney (WSPA)

Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney confirmed Wednesday that wide receiver Deon Cain, kicker Ammon Lakip, and reserve tight end J.J. McCullough were sent home from the team’s Orange Bowl trip.

“You don’t do the right things, there are consequences.  It’s really that simple,” said Swinney.  “It’s not really a complicated matter at all.  You have 115 guys and 112 of them do what’s right and 3 of them didn’t.  It’s really that simple.  They forfeit the opportunity and the privilege to be a part of the game.”

Swinney says Lakip graduated and won’t return to Clemson.  McCullough has the chance to graduate from the university by the summer.  Cain has the chance to rejoin the team at some point if “he grows up” said Swinney.

No. 1 Clemson plays No. 4 Oklahoma Thursday.  7 News has a special broadcast Wednesday at 7:30pm previewing Clemson’s drive to the championship.

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