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Clemson Fans Mock Jadeveon Clowney

University of South Carolina superstar defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was labeled illiterate by a fan attending ESPN’s College Gameday festivities in Clemson, S.C. on Saturday. “Clowney Can’t Read This Sign,” a placard held by a fan read. Real classy, Clemson fans … real classy. It’s understandable why Tigertown is hostile toward…

University of South Carolina superstar defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was labeled illiterate by a fan attending ESPN’s College Gameday festivities in Clemson, S.C. on Saturday.

“Clowney Can’t Read This Sign,” a placard held by a fan read.

Real classy, Clemson fans … real classy.

It’s understandable why Tigertown is hostile toward the 6-foot-6, 274-pound unanimous All-American.  Remember, Clowney recorded 4.5 quarterback sacks during USC’s 27-17 victory over Clemson a year ago in Death Valley – helping seal the Gamecocks’ fourth consecutive win over their in-state rivals.

And while Clowney had an underwhelming 2013 debut on Thursday night against North Carolina – he remains a frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy award and is arguably the most disruptive player college football has seen since Lawrence Taylor.

Not the sort of guy you want to upset, in other words …

There was some initial concern whether Clowney – the No.1  high school recruit in America two years ago – would be academically eligible to compete at South Carolina, however he made his grades and has had no academic issues since he enrolled at USC in 2011.

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Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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36 comments

Thomas August 31, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Good Game !

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Scooter August 31, 2013 at 4:25 pm

The only school that would admit him and keep him eligible is SC

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Dabo August 31, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Scooter u sound like a real douche

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Squishy123 September 2, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Only if douche’s state facts.

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GoCocks! September 2, 2013 at 8:02 pm

He has a diagnosed learning disability. He’s been diagnosed since Middle School. I’m sure when he chose to go to Clemson on one of his 3 official visits they would have denied him if he had chosen them, right? Classy move insulting someone that has stayed out of trouble, volunteers constantly, and is inspiring to children diagnosed as learning disabled. It’s sick people like you and the other “fans” that have insulted him due to intelligence that give the other sane percentage of Clemson fans an image of being classless. I genuinely hope you are proud of yourself and can sleep at night knowing you’re taking cheap shots at someone that can crush you with a flick of his wrist, over something he can’t help over the internet.

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CL September 3, 2013 at 9:15 am

There are no panes left in that glass house Clemson fans live in, are there? Every school in the country does everything it can to keep its players eligible. Although you have to hand it to Clemson to go the extra mile and make their’s into honors students. CJ Spiller was a Dean’s List student and was academic All-ACC, yet on the Wonderlic he got the lowest score you can have and still be considered literate.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein August 31, 2013 at 3:02 pm

There was some initial concern whether Clowney – the No.1 high school recruit in America two years ago – would be academically eligible to compete at South Carolina, however he made his grades and has had no academic issues since he enrolled at USC in 2011.

Imagine that!

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uh oh September 1, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Uh no they have him deemed learning disabled and he takes high school level classes. Look into it.

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Squishy123 September 1, 2013 at 6:39 pm

I hear Clowney signs his autographs with an X.

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CL September 3, 2013 at 9:09 am

Unless by “they” you mean the school district where he attended middle school (which is when he was actually diagnosed as learning disabled), then you are a liar or a moron. Maybe both.

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ElwoodBlues September 1, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Yep, thanks to the handlers taking those take home tests for him…..

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Darkside101906 August 31, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Says the school that has a cry baby douchbag as a coach…. please clemson is a shit team. Always have always will be. Wheres ur clowney? Guess we will see when you lose ur ass to Georgia!

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CNSYD September 1, 2013 at 2:02 am

So how did that work out?

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King-tut September 1, 2013 at 10:21 am

Hope you choked on your words.

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Darkside101906 September 1, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Damn so close…. ur coach is still a cry baby. I like usc . My wife is a fsu fan. She said see yall soon!

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ElwoodBlues September 1, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Tell your wife I said thanks but no thanks and stop calling me. lol

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Darkside101906 September 1, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Hahahaha good one. I know he’s not gonna win. I love this time of year. Love shit talking. All USC fans yell is wait till next year. I myself have been waiting for years. The best we can take is last season. This is why I don’t harp on USC when they win. They were posed to win this week.

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Starr September 2, 2013 at 11:20 pm

Hahahaha nice. I’m not calling u. But ill call this after my noles won… we got u guys. Lol :)

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Scooter September 2, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Says the fan of a coach who whined “I won’t talk to the press until he leaves (Ron Morris).

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Darkside101906 September 2, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Have a sense of humor.

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ElwoodBlues September 1, 2013 at 11:12 pm

What has Carolina won other than four in a row against Clemson? I mean really?? Just because one fan takes a jab at a player BIG DEAL. Remember, Clemson has beat LSU and Georgia and all that means is that they have to play SC State next weekend. South Carolina beat an 8-8 team this week and fans act like that should have earned them some great credibility…. Like it or not Clowney had a bad night and you can bet Georgia will look to see what UNC did to make him a non-factor and you’ll see it again and again this year. Clowney won’t win the Heisman…. Write it down, tweet that.

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Junior Alexander September 2, 2013 at 10:49 pm

It’s amazing how Gamecock fans talk about how good they are. I agree with Elwood Blues, what have you guys done besides win 4 against Clemson? Clemson owns the overall series, before you left the ACC you only had one conference championship in 1969, and haven’t done crap except get a division title since joining the SEC. Win a championship, conference or otherwise, and then talk. And if you forgot, Clemson has multiple conference championships and a national championship. Top that!

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Darkside101906 September 2, 2013 at 11:06 pm

If u wouldve read the last comment I made I told u we r not thay good. However FSU HAVE YOUR ASSES BEATIN CHAMPIONSHIPS. See clemson fans don’t know whay a joke is when they see one.

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Anon. August 31, 2013 at 5:04 pm

We’ll see who’s laughing when Clowney decapitates Tajh Boyd!

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Elfego August 31, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Clemson football players must be blind,they kept running into Clowney the whole game last year and he is a gigantic object in front of them.

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Squishy123 September 2, 2013 at 6:02 pm

“kept running into Clowney”… I believe Clemson had more than four offensive downs in the game.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 1, 2013 at 7:44 am

SHHHHHHHH!

Come on guys, don’t tell him what it says.

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Norma Scok September 1, 2013 at 10:59 am

“Real classy, Clemson fans … real classy.”

Seriously..UCS fans get butthurt over anything. I imagine some Gamceock fan somewhere is saying “there needs to be rule about non making fun of our players!”

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CL September 3, 2013 at 9:12 am

“anything” in this instance being the never ending stream of racist trash directed at one of our players. But in your mind we are the ones being unreasonable.

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uh oh September 1, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Are you for real??? SCar does this all day every day! Hard to look in the mirror and see that SCar does the same crap. Grow up!

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Robin September 2, 2013 at 10:13 am

Clowney doesn’t need to read

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Squishy123 September 2, 2013 at 6:00 pm

because the pictures confuse him enough as is… it’s great that he’s good at football because I don’t think he had a chance at being a rocket surgeon or a brain scientist.

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Starr September 2, 2013 at 11:10 pm

Well well well… looks like FSU is gonna have fun with Clemson! Darksides wife by the way. See you guys soon.

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Slim September 3, 2013 at 9:11 am

Folks, that was Nikki holding that sign. Just looked at the video and it was her. No doubt.

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Stephen Gardner September 3, 2013 at 4:07 pm

has anyone ever had “academic issues” after enrolling at South Carolina???

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Jadevebong September 28, 2013 at 3:55 pm

I’m a Gamecock, and thought the sign was hilarious. Who cares

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