So let me get this straight…
On May 22, Joe Craig was involved in an incident described as “assault of high and aggravated nature” with a female track teammate. You can read about the incident here, but it appears the altercation started at a pool party where some seemingly harmless shenanigans got out of hand.
One thing led to another, and Craig’s teammate, Marlena Wesh, allegedly felt threatend by Craig as he confronted her in “her room”, and slashed Craig’s arm with a serrated eyebrow razor (?).
Craig, a Division I football player, obviously was concerned for his safety and proceeded to pound the holy hell out of the female track athlete Wesh with a towel bar. The Clemson University Police Department found a disturbingly bloody scene that included a screaming and hysterical Wesh.
Fortunately for Clemson fans everywhere, the members of the CUPD were able to calm everyone down and convince Craig and Wesh to not press charges against each other under the guise that “they were ‘teammates,’ that it was ‘bad publicity,’ and that the incident was ‘minor’.”
Right. Just another routine spat between teammates involving a razor, a towel bar, and a gallon of blood. Nothing to see here, according to the CUPD.
The CTU track coach had the good sense to suspend both players for “violation of team rules”. But a couple of major questions remain:
Why did an incident that happened on May 22 only come to light on June 3? And where is Dabo Swinney? Shouldn’t he at the very least suspend Craig from the football team “until he gathers all the facts”?
That doesn’t even take into account the CUPD’s role in all this. Their legendary reputation for protecting members of the CTU football team only grows.
To the parents of recruits, know that your kids can come to Clemson and stay out of trouble. And if you happen to get into trouble…well, let’s just say you won’t get into trouble (wink).