Martavis Bryant Won’t Bowl

WIDEOUT SUSPENDED FOR BAD GRADES Clemson University’s offense was already going to have its hands full with No. 8 LSU in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl on New Year’s Eve, but now coach Chad Morris’ unit will be undermanned when it goes up against one of the nation’s elite defenses. Wide receiver…


Clemson University’s offense was already going to have its hands full with No. 8 LSU in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl on New Year’s Eve, but now coach Chad Morris’ unit will be undermanned when it goes up against one of the nation’s elite defenses.

Wide receiver Martavis Bryant has been suspended from No. 14 Clemson’s bowl game for poor grades – depriving quarterback Tajh Boyd of the team’s fifth-leading receiver.

A 6-foot-5, 205-pound sophomore from Calhoun Falls, S.C., Bryant has caught 10 passes for 305 yards and four touchdowns this season.  And while he’s not Boyd’s favorite target (that would be DeAndre Hopkins) or team’s most talented receiver (that would be Sammy Watkins), he’s a good downfield threat with excellent size and speed.

LSU ranks No. 11 nationally in scoring defense, No. 9 in pass efficiency defense and No. 8 in total defense.  Head coach Les Miles’ Tigers (10-2, 6-2 SEC) are currently five-point favorites over Clemson (10-2, 7-1 ACC) – a spread we view as ridiculously low.

Remember, Clemson’s offensive juggernaut came to a screeching halt when it went up against the University of South Carolina defensive unit last month.   In fact USC held Boyd below 200 yards passing for only the third time in his career.  LSU’s defense is every bit as good – if not better – than South Carolina’s.


Pic: Travis Bell, Sideline Carolina

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Jim Sweet December 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm

He aint why we will beat them necks from the bayou. Dabos got Tajh and the boys ready. gonna have a cagun fry on news year eve!

haha December 13, 2012 at 2:53 pm

yabba dabba doodoo dun lost 2 dem coots agen. LSU by 14 easy

booger December 14, 2012 at 7:53 am

Won’t be that close

lowcountryep December 13, 2012 at 12:40 pm

According to Dabo’s interview yesterday, he was suspended for missing a study hall. Dabo didn’t mention grades. He said:

“You have to follow the rules. At some point, enough is enough.”

Dabo said Bryant was “habitually” breaking study hall rules.

Darth December 13, 2012 at 1:36 pm

And West Virginia scores again!

Geaux ElllEsssUUUUU!

Todd December 13, 2012 at 1:41 pm


Frank Howard December 13, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I know it’s hard to accept but “datboy” has real rules, however quaint some may be or appear to be.

I’m an old country boy, but I don’t see anything unusual about his enforcement of team policy as it relates to study habits, personal conduct, and personal responsibility. There are 80+ teammates that have to be managed, not just him.

Bryant recieved a scholarship to play football and earn an education in exchange. You might call it a value proposition. You play ball (literally and figuratively and we provide you an education. You toe the line academically as we espouse in order to fulfill our committment to graduation expectations of our athletes and we stay off your back.

It’s a clear cut quid pro quo.

haha December 13, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Rules? What rules? The kind he doesn’t even follow himself or his own rules? Speed limits, remember that? Listening to an officer, when he refused to get in the car after being told 3 times? Next his brother actually threatens the cop. Exact words were “….one day you will get it” That sounds like a real threat of at least some sort, not a “one day you will understand” kind of epiphany. If that was what he meant he would have said it that way. Then on top of all of that having the cop fired for not letting him off of the ticket. Yeah he follows and has rules alright. I know USC’s coaches have broken rules, and one dumbass one even pissed in a street, but Gamecocks aren’t always boosting up their coaches character above all else when it just flat out isn’t true. Some tiger fans tend to do that, so before you go bragging about his rules for his teams; remember the same man doesn’t obey the law.

Frank Howard December 13, 2012 at 4:05 pm

@haha….stick it in your ear.

CNSYD December 13, 2012 at 4:32 pm


Dabo is responsible for what his brother allegedly said? Do you have supernatural powers that allow you to know exactly what a person meant by what they said?

Dabo fired the policeman? I believe it was Pickens that fired him.

haha December 13, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Actually yes Dabo is responsible for what someone with him on a “business” function says or does if not they shouldn’t be with them. Just the same with the fact for any business function you (or anyone) go to, you would be responsible for the actions of your guest. Yes Dabo got the cop fired by calling the “Pickens powers to be” (For Pickens county that could mean Besse the cow), and I dont need supernatural powers to logically interpret the meaning of the EXACT words used to threaten the cop. “One day you will get it” speaks pretty much for itself. When you try to dispute this, translate what dabo’s brother was going to “give” him? A scarf? A soup bowl? A nice pair of panties? It could have been the panties seeing as how Dabo has proven to be Spurrier’s bitch. I notice you didn’t dispute the crime refusing to obey an officer of the law, or the crime of speeding. As petty as speeding is, it is still a law he knowingly and without resistance broke. FYI when you are being pulled over you are supposed to do it right away (in a safe place) not over three full blocks past when the cop is behind you, in the parking lot you are trying to get to, driving all the way to where you want to park, then get out and try to walk away. By the actual definition of resisting arrest, that could have been used as well under the fleeing section, but you can see it how best suits you I guess. As for you Frank Howard, go rub your rock. It seem the players love it before running down that gay slip N slide for an entrance they do . Sadly that was the most fun Clemson has had at home playing the Gamecocks lately. WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

CNSYD December 13, 2012 at 6:53 pm


Apparently in your backward world you have never heard the expression, “he just doesn’t get it”. So “get it” has usage that is not a threat. But you can’t see that thru garnet glasses.

Must be good stuff you smoke if think you are directly responsible for the actions of another adult. I guess whoever was with Mangus was responsible for him peeing in public.

The only “crime” Dabo was charged with was speeding. The fine was paid. End of story.

Take a look at your own parenthetical “(in a safe place)”. You of course have scoped out the whole area in detail and know for a fact where all the “safe” areas are, is that correct?

And where is said cop presently employed today?

haha December 13, 2012 at 7:12 pm

If that’s what he meant he would have said “one day you will understand” as anyone not in ass backwards Clemson or Alabama would have said. Was anyone with Mangus when he peed? You have proof? Dabo a paid employee of Clemson and therefore the state took a guest with him to a function and his guest is to act accordingly. You know that to be true. If you don’t then you aren’t as bright as i gave you credit for. As to the safe place look at the video, there were plenty. And FYI a safe place is on the side of the road as well, if in fact the side of the road is not safe the OFFICER would tell him to move. Of course Dabo proved he doesn’t listen to the law anyway. 3 times he was told to get in his car, but he disobeyed. FYI that story is far from over. I do know Pickens County is being investigated for the termination. They are claiming it was because the office used the police computer for personal work. According to Pickens that was why he got fired. Right now the officer’s lawyer is preparing to show proof on all of the other officers and the chief too, that have done the same. We will see who “spills the beans” with why he really let go in the courts. They will then understand one day (see how I worded it), why it was wrong to fire him because Dabo said so. You also know that to be true.

haha December 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm

And while I was typing all of this, Spurrier beat Dabo again. Trust me I dont really care about his crimes because as long he is there I am a happy Gamecock, (Morris too). That gimmick offense will never work against a good D. 4 more years for Dabo!!! Fear the Thumb. Next time Dabo walks out arm and arm with his players remind him its a game of football, not Red Rover Red Rover.

CNSYD December 13, 2012 at 7:45 pm


I stopped using the “everybody else does it” defense when I was a preteen as my parents would punish that much harder. Ambulance chasers will do anything to make a buck. They figure that a governmental agency will settle out of court to keep from wasting all the time and expense going to court. That’s the same scam they pull on insurance companies which cause my and your rates to go up.

I assume when the cocks played Auburn and Cam Newton USCe must not have had a good defense as the “gimmick” offense beat them. That what you are saying?

BTW, all these statements of yours that you state I know to be true? No they are not true.

haha December 13, 2012 at 8:18 pm

I guess that is why Dabo keeps losing South Carolina. he is preparing for Souther Cal. then huh? He does coach a pop warner team so he might as well think like a child too. Seriously If Carolina is in Chapel Hill and USC is out west, who the hell keeps beating Dabo like a rag doll?

Frank Howard December 13, 2012 at 8:36 pm

@haha. My apologies. I pulled my punch earlier. Always have a habit of failing to bring all the weapons.

I really meant: go eff yourself.

haha December 13, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Oh Frank Howard. Its alright because trust me no punch of yours could do anything to me. Your “weapons” you speak of are like the red riffle bb guns of your day. They aint shit anymore. Kind of like the Clemosn football team. I guess its good for the little kids (and ones with special needs) but they dont play well with bigers ones and tend to go home crying. I totally understand your point seeing as how “you” once coached there. So understand I can say go fuck yourself too. Now you can just go get off on other boys rubbing on your rock.

Crooner December 13, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Hey, I’m pretty sure my freshman son wouldn’t get to play because of grades, either, and he hasn’t been going to football practice.

I decided a long time ago not to let my weekends get ruined by what a bunch of nineteen and twenty year olds do. Celebrate what they do right, but realize how special that is.

Frank Howard December 13, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I believe you got a good handle on this scholarship football gig, Crooner.

You Bing Crosby or Frank Sinatra?

VoiceofReason December 13, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Laugh it up SC fans. At least CU has integrity which is more than people say about SC and the SEC. Spurrier will win at all cost so he can run his mouth.

VoiceofReason, December 13, 2012 at 6:33 pm

sorry, still jealous that I am really a no one.

VoiceofReason, December 14, 2012 at 8:00 am

soon enough we may learn that football players were involved too

The Colonel December 14, 2012 at 6:45 pm

STFU voice – Martavis was academically ineligible because of NCAA rules, not some righteous Clempson rules.

CNSYD December 14, 2012 at 9:28 pm


Please enlighten us. Exactly what NCAA rules are you speaking about?

VoiceofReason December 15, 2012 at 7:22 am

Unlike SC aka 5 Points U and some other schools, CU is working internally and with law enforcement to seriously curtail this behavior before it gets like other schools.

You SC fans think you know so much about CU but actually know very little to nothing.

Surprise CU does care what you think either. In fact please stay SC fans please, CU does not need you.

Call them taters, sodbusters whatever. It just shows how ignorant you are.

and you arent? December 15, 2012 at 8:24 am

And what do you know? You are just as ignorant to put down SC fans. Quit being so blatantly jealous of people that you feel you must put them down. You are a lower level of person than anyone in this message board.

VoiceofReason, December 15, 2012 at 4:16 pm

I really do suck, and I wish I had friends


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