To clarify, Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney has not suspended freshman receiver Joe Craig after an altercation between him and a female track athlete took place last month.
Craig, also a track athlete at the university, reportedly got into an altercation with female track athlete Marlena Wesh after a party on May 22. According to a police report of the altercation, “Wesh struck Craig with an eyebrow razor and Craig then struck her with a towel rod.”
A more vivid — and disturbing — account of the report can be read HERE.
But, for those of you desiring that vividness, here’s a brief recount of the report:
Craig repeatedly banged on the door with a silver towel rod, leaving marks on it.
When police arrived, they witnessed Wesh emerge from an elevator on the ground floor, bleeding from her head and “screaming and hysterical.”
Craig was found in a silver Chevy Impala parked outside. According to the report, he was “bleeding profusely from his left triceps area,” and an officer tied his shirt around the wound until EMS personnel arrived.
Police took an eyebrow razor with a serrated blade from Wesh, listed on the report as a “lethal cutting weapon.” She told police that the two had an argument earlier at a pool party, and Craig showed up again at her room.
She was “fearful for her safety,” but opened the door and cut him with the blade.
According to the report, Craig then “hit her in the forehead and continued hitting her when she was on the ground.”
Both Craig and Wesh have declined to press charges against one another — referring to the altercation as a “minor incident” — and an assault and battery complaint has been dropped.
The two have been suspended from the track team for violation of team rules.