Chad Kelly, a redshirt sophomore and nephew of former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, was dismissed from the Clemson football team on Monday. Kelly was in contention to replace last seasons star QB Tajh Boyd. WYFF reports police escorted Kelly from the football facilities.
Here’s the full statement from coach Dabo Swinney:
“I have dismissed Chad Kelly for conduct detrimental to our program. 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.”
There were reports that Kelly got into an altercation with members of Tigers’ coaching staff , including Coach Swinney and offensive coordinator Chad Morris, during the school’s Orange and White Game on Saturday. He didn’t play in the second half after throwing for 113 yards and two touchdowns.
Kelly tweeted his thoughts on the matter earlier Monday afternoon:
Thats Crazy Someone Would Lie Like That? Wow Is All Imma Say. Good Thing I Got A Great Family And Close Friends.
— Chad Kelly (@ChadKelly_11) April 14, 2014