CLEMSON, S.C. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says two returning starters in defensive end Corey Crawford (Carver High) and offensive lineman David Beasley (Carver High) are among four players who'll miss the Tigers' opening game with Georgia for violating team rules.
Swinney announced the punishments for Crawford, Beasley, backup offensive lineman Shaq Anthony and reserve cornerback Garry Peters on Tuesday, a day before the Tigers begin spring drills. He did not specify what the players did to get suspended.
Swinney called the four good young men, but said they broke rules and must understand there are consequences for their actions.
Clemson opens the season at Georgia on August 30th.
Crawford started 12 of 13 games last season and finished with 52 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss and three sacks. Beasley started seven games.
Georgia is expected to have at least one key player suspended for the opener. Though it has not been confirmed yet, receiver Justin Scott-Wesley was arrested for marijuana possession last fall, which should bring about a one-game suspension under UGA's druc policy.
Josh Harvey-Clemons, the third-leading tackler last season, was set to be suspended the first three games before he was dismissed from the team last month.
Cornerback Shaq Wiggins, who finished his freshman year as a starter, was arrested on two minor driving offenses in January. Georgia has not said whether any discipline for Wiggins will be handled internally or not.