(MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.) — The Clemson Tigers sent three players home for violating team rules on Tuesday, ESPN reports.
Key receiver Deon Cain, kicker Ammon Lakip and tight end Jay Jay McCullough will not play in the Capital One Orange Bowl against the Oklahoma Sooners on Thursday or the title game if the Tigers advance, according to ESPN.
According to reports, they were suspended for failing drug tests.
“You don’t do the right things, there’s consequences,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said during 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.”
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