Clemson football players Deon Cain, Ammon Lakip and Jay Jay McCullough reportedly failed drug tests and will not play in the Orange Bowl against #4 Oklahoma.
“You don’t do the right things, there’s consequences,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said at an Orange Bowl news conference on Wednesday. “It’s really that simple. It’s not a complicated matter at all. We’ve got 115 guys and 112 did what’s right and three of them didn’t. They forfeit the opportunity and privilege to be a part of the game. Really hate it for them. They’re the ones that have to deal with the consequences because they’re missing out on a great opportunity.”
Swinney is right. Players have to be held accountable for their actions, especially in regards to drug issues. And right before the what just might be the biggest game in Clemson football history? They’re not thinking about the team, the school, the fans, their teammates or themselves for that matter.
McCullough and Lakip didn’t see much action on the field this season, but Cain played a significant role in the offense, tied for the team lead with five touchdown receptions this season.