Chad Kelly Dismissed From Clemson Football Team

Clemson, S.C.—Clemson Head Football Coach Dabo Swinney announced Monday that he has dismissed quarterback Chad Kelly from the school’s football team. “I have dismissed Chad Kelly for conduct detrimental to our program,” said Swinney. “He has had a pattern of behavior that is not consistent with the values of our…

Clemson, S.C.—Clemson Head Football Coach Dabo Swinney announced Monday that he has dismissed quarterback Chad Kelly from the school’s football team.

“I have dismissed Chad Kelly for conduct detrimental to our program,” said Swinney. “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 red-shirted the 2012 season, then suffered a torn ACL in the 2013 Spring Game. But, he came back to play by the September 7 S.C. State game. He played in five games overall in 2013 and was 10-17 passing for 58 yards. He added 16 rushes for 117 yards and a touchdown, including 56 yards on seven rushes at Virginia.

The native of Niagara Falls, N.Y. was in a three-way competition at quarterback this spring along with senior Cole Stoudt and freshman Deshaun Watson. Kelly completed 10-18 passes for 113 yards, but threw a pair of interceptions in the April 12 Spring Game.

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Frank Howard April 14, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Not even Buddy Gore nor Edgar McGee was bigger than my teams. Sometimes running gassers or up and down the stadium steps ain’t enough

John April 14, 2014 at 6:31 pm

Dude’s a real cancer…

Swag April 14, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Heard rumors of a hit and run accident in a vehicle that didn’t belong to him

Which way did he go? April 14, 2014 at 7:35 pm

If that were or is true, where are all the Tiger fans asking for the FOI to check into where the car came from, like they did for Clowneys speeding ticket? Hypocrites. Kelly sucked anyway and wasn’t going to help a team that at best will win just 7 games next year.

Independent April 15, 2014 at 12:05 pm

It wasn’t true, just a rumor. There’s your answer. You’re welcome.

upset? April 15, 2014 at 12:33 pm

touchy touchy aren’t we? Over no class Kelly?

Independent April 15, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Never liked Kelly. Always thought he was too much like S. Garcia. Not touchy, just tired of asshat cock fans and their bs…that’s all.

upset? April 15, 2014 at 2:23 pm

And we are just tired of little pussies thinking they are so bad

Independent April 15, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Fair enough. We don’t like each other. Big surprise.

GrandTango April 14, 2014 at 8:32 pm

Remember the Jet-ski incident. A man was killed. That was at a Clemson-area lake house of a well-heeled state-based Booster. The player was from Ohio, but the Tater lawyers announced it was a “prior” relationship (nothing to see here) so the investigation was just dropped…w/ no media, or NCAA, investigation or anything…Just took their word for it…

norma scok April 14, 2014 at 9:40 pm

yeah..the ncaa doesnt investigate stuff in Clemson because everyone hates USC.

Independent April 15, 2014 at 12:02 pm

You have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about. I know all about that situation and the people involved.
Rumor believing idiots.

GrandTango April 15, 2014 at 12:23 pm

Did you know DNR (the enforcement agency) gave the Clemson football player a Field Sobriety Test (he was drinking) that proved inconclusive, yet they NEVER administered a breathalyzer???….No video was ever distributed of the test or on the crime scene.

That question (why no breathalyzer?) was Never asked by the media….nor was it answered by Clemson. Just like the Lawyered-up Clemson administration NEVER explained the prior relationship, despite the LONG distance between the player’s home, and the rich Clemson booster’s lake house, w/ access to expensive (and deadly) watercraft…that was not supposed to be operated while using alcohol???

I still scratch my head as to why there was so little scrutiny or follow-up…it’s baffling…SC was pulled through the wringer for non-crimes until Spurrier put a stop to it (via Dr. BOT member Eddie Floyd)…yet VERY suspicious conditions were glossed over (always have been) at Clemson…

Independent April 15, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Yep, you really are an idiot. You really believe that Clemson would cover up details of a death to keep a football team out of trouble?
You have no idea what was going on except what you learned on the interweb. I KNOW what was going on and what happened. I even went to the funeral. I personally know people that were there. I knew the man who was killed…very well.
Your cock loving self can go to hell. That is all.

not GrandTango April 15, 2014 at 1:55 pm

I Love these idiots that claim “I was there” or “I know what happened” on a blog site. Sure you were cupcake Go fuck your self you lying piece of shit. And then they end a statement with “That is all” like they accomplished something. What a tough guy!
might as well just say “Seacrest Out” when you finish seeing as how its as badass as what you said you Justin Beiber bitch.
Peace. lol

Independent April 15, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Jarrett was my coach and friend. I wasn’t there but I know the people who were. Bite me.

GrandTango April 15, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Yeah: You’re so much IN THE KNOW…but refuse to answer any of my very direct, simple, questions…

Independent April 15, 2014 at 2:04 pm

DNR tested Roman and found that there was no need to go farther. That’s what they said, not me. I don’t ever remember DNR releasing any video for any investigation, ever, so I don’t know why you expect video. As far as I know, no video was taken.
There were many people at that house that day. Not just athletes. I doubt you can find a lake house anywhere on Keowee that’s not owned by a Clemson booster. The NCAA looked into things and found no problems.
What else do you want to know? That was a long time ago so I may not remember all the details.
Jarrett was my friend and you disgrace his memory with your BS.

Independent April 15, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Clemson is no different than any other college town…Columbia included. I don’t see how I’m trying to hide anything.

CNSYD April 15, 2014 at 2:09 pm

” Never asked by the media….nor was it answered by Clemson” So Clemson did not respond to questions that they were never asked. Interesting.

Judith April 14, 2014 at 9:22 pm

He can always appeal a hit and run to Jean Toal. She can show him how to get out of it TWICE. Thanks, Harrell.

Independent April 15, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Exactly…a RUMOR. You people will believe anything.

haha April 14, 2014 at 7:08 pm


GrandTango April 14, 2014 at 8:28 pm

I saw Clemson’s Spring Game. I think they are going to be in trouble. Lucky they play such an easy schedule, but I see a couple ACC teams that can beat them, and that is bad.,..when you consider they have to GO TO Ga. and SC is a loss for Clemson, before the game begins…

I think 2014, could be a long for the Tigers…and Dabo may have peaked…

Barbarossa April 14, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Saw it too… agreed, it was pretty awful… and Kelly was particularly terrible. If I’m a Tiger, I’m thinking good riddance!

Scooter April 14, 2014 at 9:07 pm

Defense will keep them in games. This defense will really be strong in another year. Tigers will miss Boyd for sure.

Barbarossa April 14, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Defense will be good; however, Boyd was never clutch in the big games and thus, I see a significantly better team without him… now, losing Watkins is a real loss.

Scrappy April 14, 2014 at 10:00 pm

You’re a idiot.

VoiceofReason April 14, 2014 at 9:08 pm

Idiots. The CU program is one of the cleanest. You think uSC or Spurrier would discipline like this or maintain high values.

Idiots, enjoy your winning ways. I’ll take CU over you guys any day. Sports rules at uSC. Classless.

PR April 14, 2014 at 9:38 pm

this is what Ali Rogers posted, former Miss SC I think she was … went to Clemson and is still living there

“With countless texts,
tweets, and inaccurate reports, I would like to explain exactly what
happened in regards to Chad Kelly, who was dismissed from the Clemson
Football Team today. Last Thursday night, he was riding with someone who
backed into my car in my apartment complex. I said I was going to call
the police to file the proper report, and Chad got out of the car asking
me not to call. He became very agitated
and was extremely disrespectful. As proud as I am to be part of the
Clemson Football Program, it was very disheartening that he showed no
remorse for his behavior.

Chad’s words and actions do not
reflect what our coaches have worked so hard to instill in our players.
As Coach Swinney stated earlier today, “Chad has had a pattern of
behavior that is not consistent with the values of our program.” This
incident was simply another example, but not the reason he was dismissed
from the team. I hate all this has happened and wish Chad all the best.”

VoiceofTruth April 14, 2014 at 10:37 pm


VoiceofReason is just a dumbass troll who once again proved they have nothing better to do than post on a site they say they were to good for many times, yet keeps coming back.


CNSYD April 15, 2014 at 8:33 am

After I read this article and its comments, I thought I would read the articles on Culliver and his brass knuckles and Sanford’s latest run in with Family Court. to see what the opinions were. Seems i can’t find them anywhere on here.

VoiceofTruth April 15, 2014 at 11:48 am

well I guess it must not have happened just like you bullshit semantic approach towards McDaniel throwing a girl down a flight of stairs. “He went into PTI, so it didn’t happen”.

CNSYD April 15, 2014 at 11:51 am

Culliver and Sanford have court dates. When was McDaniel’s?

Never said something did not occur. It is just he said/she said until both sides are heard in open court and cross examined. Is that so hard for you to understand?

VoiceofTruth April 15, 2014 at 11:57 am

Technically McDaniels court appearance would have been the day he had to admit guilt in order to get into PTI, by the rules set to get accepted for PTI, (which actually isn’t even supposed to be allowed for a “violent crime” but you know a D1 football player at a school with some “rich backers” can get that changed huh?) There is no cross examination needed when guilt is admitted. What’s so hard about that for YOU to understand? .

CNSYD April 15, 2014 at 12:56 pm

So if “guilt” was admitted, we would have a record of that on SC Judicial, is that correct?

The “alleged” victim has to agree to PTI and the solicitor is also involved, are they not? So I presume both are/were “rich backers”. is that also correct?

VoiceofTruth April 15, 2014 at 1:37 pm

While it is true records after fully completed PTI program are expunged, you cant even get in the program until after you submit a guilty plea (and by that admit your guilt which an innocent person wouldn’t do) . Keep trying your semantics to act as if it didn’t happen. It just kind of helps prove point that most Clemson folk are idiots, plus it makes GrandTango appear smarter somehow and that’s just hard to do. As for why a solicitor and a victim would agree to letting her attacker ,yes attacker as he had to have said he was guilty already as stated above shows, go into that program leaves a lot of people to speculate as to what possible reasons or better yet incentives they would have had to do that. Kind of makes you wonder. But its ok. I am sure somehow you are going to claim that Kelly was a great QB sooner or later seeing as he never lost a game. I mean you cant lose if you don’t play right, so he is undefeated. That is the kind of logical thinking you do right? Its the same way just a different story with this BS you a spewing about McDaniel not doing it.

CNSYD April 15, 2014 at 1:58 pm

As usual, you miss the point. With no cross examined sworn testimony, we have he said/she said. Ask Sic Willie about admitting guilt when you aren’t or there were mitigating circumstances.

I am sure that the Solicitor of that judicial district at the time in question would love for you to reveal your identity and continue with your accusations of malfeasance.

IRT Kelly, I have no clue as to whether he is or will be a “great QB”. It is totally irrelevant to me.

VoiceofTruth April 15, 2014 at 2:02 pm

No you miss the point dumbass. We don’t have a he said/she said situation. We just have an actually guilty plea. It doesn’t matter if they “claim” they weren’t guilty they ADMITTED they were. You really are a dumb fuck

CNSYD April 15, 2014 at 2:11 pm

Glad to see that you keep your arguments on such a high plane. Are you the accuser of malfeasance of the Solicitor also?

VoiceofTruth April 15, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Why would that matter to you?

CNSYD April 15, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Just want to see if the accuser wants to go public in lieu of hiding on this site. Bet they want to hide.

VoiceofTruth April 15, 2014 at 3:19 pm

My name is John Stossel

Original Good Old Boy April 15, 2014 at 10:25 am

Haha. Keep believing this. And yes, we will keep enjoying “our winning ways,” as you put it.

CNSYD April 15, 2014 at 11:37 am

Classless like trying to outrun a cop on the way to your radio show, and then getting him fired for just doing his job? Classless like running your mouth about how Clemson is “THE university of South Carolina” when you can’t beat the University of South Carolina to save your life? Dabo has no class. He’s a complete hick, which is lost on the multitude of hicks and rednecks that are Clemson University. Spurrier is heads and shoulders above Dabo Swinney in terms of class, coaching accomplishments, and athletics accomplishments. You’re eaten up with sour grapes over being part of a loser program and are totally void of class. Better get used to it.

CNSYD April 15, 2014 at 11:54 am

Oh the little boys with their fake screen names are back today. Obviously you don’t have the balls to use your own screen name. After the primary when Mace returns, I hope she can fix the screw ups Sic Willie has made with this site since her departure.

TontoBubbaGoldstein April 15, 2014 at 12:29 pm

CNSYD, you’ve got a fanboy!

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

John Stossel April 15, 2014 at 1:28 pm

CNYSD loves little boys.

CNSYD April 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Who is CNYSD?

Oh what a big man you are hiding behind fake screen names.

bitch please April 15, 2014 at 2:03 pm

And how are you not hiding. did you put a full name, address, and phone number of your residence on your post?

CNSYD April 15, 2014 at 2:05 pm

feel free to contact me at

bitch please? April 15, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Well if you email is Tom Win why is your name showing up as John Stossel?

bitch please April 15, 2014 at 2:32 pm

its also showing up as a screen name independent too FYI

CNSYD April 15, 2014 at 2:34 pm

no clue what you are talking about. send an e-mail to my address and I will respond. i have not “joined” all Sic Willie’s little message tracking clubs on this site. He hates NSA but wants to do the same thing.

funny but..... April 15, 2014 at 11:52 am

Odd how all you used to talk about was the class and integrity of the ACC as a whole, not single out just one school you say you didn’t even go to. I guess by admitting Louisville and the “No show Class” scandal at UNC you cant keep saying that BS about the ACC anymore can you?

Vanguard16 April 15, 2014 at 8:59 am

Good riddance. Now he can spend more time writing rap music!!

utah April 15, 2014 at 11:27 am

Swag Kelly leaves clemson with the same number of wins against the Gamecocks as Vahj Boyd.

CharlesDikkens April 15, 2014 at 11:34 am

Everyone in Tiger Town was fed up with Kelly’s act – coaches, fans, other students, players – he is a hot dog, self absorbed baby, has been since high school, and he isn’t good enough on the field to carry it off. He needs to transfer and play elsewhere, and now that he has been kicked off the team, he won’t have to sit for a season.
Watson is clearly the future of the program, and the sooner they can get him on the field, the better. Still, they will lose to FSU as long as Winston is there and will have to get lucky to beat Carolina – I don’t see a win vs the Gamecocks until 2016 when Watson has had two years under his belt and they et Carolina at home.
Stout is smart and cool headed, but his arm is weak, and he is an awkward runner. They should get by the other ACC teams, but will lose to FSU, UGA and USC, and probably lose the Chick Filet bowl to a stronger SEC opponent like Auburn, LSU or Bama. So 8-5, 9-4, 10-3 season, good enough for most Clemson fans. If they luck up and get by Georgia, who might not be ready, and can beat SC at home, which is possible, they will still probably wind up playing a better SEC opponent in the bowl game and losing.
Despite what the haters say, I don’t see them losing to Louisville, Ga Tech or BC. They are much better than their other opponents.

TontoBubbaGoldstein April 15, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Agree with you on all but one…

Clemson WILL beat Sakerlina this year.

And, no…. TBG has not been saying that for 5 years.

Nevermore April 15, 2014 at 1:31 pm

A a hot dog, self absorbed baby who isn’t good enough on the field to carry it off? Sounds like you’re talking about Dabo. Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha!

GrandTango April 15, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Could have been a car in a wreck, that Dabo (or Boosters) gave to Kelly???..Anybody hearing that???…

Remember the Watkins incident…and how shady that whole thing looked…

CNSYD April 15, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Watkins got his car at the same place Clowney got his. See how easy it is to make stuff up.

GrandTango April 15, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Watkins was taking drugs…Why are you LYING about Clowney to cover criminal activity at Clemson????

Independent April 15, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Sammy was punished. Doesn’t sound like anything was covered up to me. Cock lover.

GrandTango April 15, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Watkins was using Drugs, even Adderall, in addition to marijuana…and got a slap on the wrist.

And I never heard if he was regularly drug tested after being caught using????..

Remember Duane Coleman (Done Smoked it) played FOUR FREAKIN’ years at Clemson, and NEVER got caught until his graduation…

So the fact that Watkins may have been using drugs his whole career at Clemson, would not be a surprise,,,if you look at Clemson’s track Record…

CNSYD April 15, 2014 at 2:02 pm

He will laugh at you all the way to the bank on draft day.

GrandTango April 15, 2014 at 4:02 pm

True tater. Money is king. You care nothing for his…or your soul….typical…

bitch April 15, 2014 at 1:59 pm

So ones a “cock lover” and your a pussy.

Independent April 15, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Kelly was a passenger in someone else’s car and wasn’t driving. Next rumor?

Bryan Wqsc Crabtree April 15, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Seems to me Dabo is full of class by making a bold stand and removing bad apples. I’m not even a Clemson Fan, but I applaud this move.

GrandTango April 15, 2014 at 1:34 pm

The better question is: Dabo is reporting a pattern of mis-behavior…If so, Dabo has covered that up to this point…Not so classy…

Your response impresses me as a milquetoast, lazy-minded, establishment-type observation…from someone not very well-informed, but compelled to offer an opinion, anyway….That is a MAJOR problem…

MPATiger April 15, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Really? If his name was Garcia and he went to USC he would be rewarded for his actions. Reality is that neither university or coaching staff is perfect. Say what you want about Dabo but at least he understands the concept of indoor plumbing.


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