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Suspended for the postseason, Bellamy back for Clemson’s spring

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Suspended since early December, it appears Mike Bellamy is slowly emerging from Dabo Swinney’s doghouse.

By way of Travis Sawchik of the Charleston Post & Courier, the Clemson head coach said Tuesday that Bellamy will be on the field with his teammates when the Tigers open spring practice Wednesday.

The running back was originally suspended for the ACC championship game win over Virginia Tech due to unspecified violations of team rules.  That suspension extended to the Tigers’ blowout loss to West Virginia in the Orange Bowl.

While Bellamy will be back on the practice field, it appears he’s not completely out of the doghouse just yet.

This is a big spring for him,” Swinney said, before acknowledging that the sophomore-to-be is “a guy you just kind of pull for, a very likable guy. Knows rules, so far he’s doing what he’s been asked to.”

And what’s he being asked to do? “[B]eing more accountable, little more disciplined, making right decisions,” Swinney said.

At the time of his initial suspension, the true freshman was second on the Tigers in rushing yards (343) and rushing touchdowns (three).  Bellamy was a five-star member of Clemson’s 2011 recruiting class and the No. 5 RB in the country according to

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12 Responses to “Suspended for the postseason, Bellamy back for Clemson’s spring”
  1. thetooloftools says: Mar 6, 2012 12:53 PM

    I hope he pulls it together. He has a really bright future if he doesn’t blow it.

  2. rawgator06 says: Mar 6, 2012 1:32 PM

    Did they ever disclose why he was disciplined? If it wasn’t drugs, he should have transferred

  3. mrslay1 says: Mar 6, 2012 5:25 PM

    I hope the kid gets it together.

  4. thegamecocker says: Mar 6, 2012 6:29 PM

    I wish the kid well and hope he responds to discipline. But I do wonder how Tajh Boyd’s family moved from Virginia to South Carolina? I mean, when I went to college in Columbia, I didn’t have my folks move down from NJ. I certainly wasn’t expecting the University to help me out in that regard. I didn’t expect Dietzel to find my Dad a job and a home for my Family to live in. Doesn’t it seem strange that Boyd’s family moved to be closer to him? Or did they move closer to be nearer his NFL or CFL payday if that happens…and THAT’s A BIG “IF”. I just wonder if the Tiger Booster Club had anything to do with it? Ya know, like what Southern Cal booster did for Reggie Bush and his Family. I don’t think that’s allowed. But I doubt CLEMSON would be involved with anything like that……would they?

  5. jonkybon says: Mar 7, 2012 7:10 AM

    WOW so much hate from fans of the Pretenders that they have to create fantasy. Last time it was the bullsh^t that Spurrier had anything to do with the medical treatment of former coach Holtz’ wife and now the great conspiracy that Clemson moved and employed the Boyd family. Yet not one shred of proof.

    The Sh^tcocks have to attack their rivals since they know suspension, loss of scholarships, probably bowl ban and a team that will resemble the Titanic is the present. No QB and most of their best players are gone, Boo Hoo. How do they deal? They hate on the ACC champs. Fifth place in the SEC with absolutely no hope for better in their future. Crapolina may be the only program that has only won one conference championship in 120 years of football. The teams sucks and has always sucked. Three cream puffs and Clemson as their out of conference schedule will help their won loss, but everyone knows what a fraud Spurrier and the Shamecocks are!

  6. thegamecocker says: Mar 7, 2012 8:22 AM


    LOL. I can’t believe your still posting! Hey, I was just wondering about that Tajh Boyd family move, that’s all. Like I said I find it difficult to believe Clemson would condone anything like that. I’m not even going to mention results of the past 3 meetings on the gridiron. But let me close by stating the Carolina Gamecocks Baseball team, you know, the back-to-back National Champions, were 1 run short of taking 3 out of 3 from Clemson. The victories continue to pile up in this series. OK, listen….you’re posts are so silly, I’m done responding to you on this particular blog. So you can have the last word. Go ahead, get it out of your system.

  7. jonkybon says: Mar 7, 2012 10:54 AM


    I see you must be a SC graduate. You don’t seem to know the difference between your and you’re. You must have been a Gamecock honor grad. One thing to make typo’s, but yours wasn’t a typo.

    Would you care to post your link to Clemson hiring a member of the Boyd family or that they assisted in the family moving? Since there isn’t one, its more of your make believe, like Spurrier has morals.

    Yes, SC has an outstanding baseball program. The only problem is that more people attend one Suckcock footabll game then all the baseball games combined. ESPN and SportsSouth televise more Gymnastics and more Lacrosse than they do baseball games. Basically no one gives a crap about college baseball, but thats all you have. Your football team has always been an embarassment and will continue to be the same. All you have to look forward to is NCAA punishment for being the cheats the university is known for and likely another successful baseball season. How did the Shamecocks fair in the SEC basketball this year? Last wasn’t it?

    BTW if my posts are silly, what does that say for your self esteem that you need to answer every one of them. In a battle of brains you come unarmed. All you can do is create fantasy. Fantasy about Spurrier doing good deeds. What new BULLSH^T are you going to make up next to cover your insecurities about rooting for the Pretenders.

  8. mrslay1 says: Mar 7, 2012 1:31 PM

    Spurrier owns you pretenders…oh wait WVU is about to score again. Go back and help baby swinney cry some more!

  9. jonkybon says: Mar 7, 2012 2:02 PM


    Steve Spurrier is 4-3 against Clemson. I suppose to a Shamecock fan that is as close to ownership as Crapolina will likely ever get. As for being Pretenders: that is the only title Crapolina has ever owned or will ever recieve. 5-6 against teams with winning records on game day in your two best ever consecutive years. The only SEC team that has to schedule three cream puff games out of the four they have any control over. 2-4 in bowl games under the fraud.

    40-65-4 and 4-6 (in last 10) against Clemson says it all! SC are the NCAA frauds and the NCAA is about to call you out for your cheating. 6+ scholarships, 3+ yrs probation and probable bowl ban!!!

  10. mrslay1 says: Mar 7, 2012 2:57 PM

    Sorry little man, I am a Razorback fan not USC. Spurrier took over one of the worst football programs in the country and made them national and SEC contenders. 3 in a row and 4 coming next year…For sure after watching your crybaby coach you should be ashamed to admit any affilliation with CLEM…Oh wait WVU just scored again:-)

  11. thegamecocker says: Mar 7, 2012 5:48 PM


    LOL! Way to go after him soldier! You’re the MAN SLAY! Stop the presses….news flash….Tajh Boyd just threw another interception and (wait….here it comes….) THE MOUNTAINEERS SCORE AGAIN!!!!

  12. jonkybon says: Mar 8, 2012 8:47 AM

    Slay, you’re full of it. I’ve read your posts for a long time and you are a SC fan. You may also root for Ark, but less than 10% of your posts have anything to do with Ark. BTW SC sucked three years ago. They sucked the last two or didn’t you notice that they were only 5-6 against teams with winning records on game day. Its easy to artificially inflate a record when you play 3 creampuffs for your 4 non conference games. SC will finish no higher than third in the east this year with no Jefferies, missing two best DBs, two best DL, MLB from last year. That doesn’t even mention the FB starting at QB or the loss of 1/3 the coaching staff including the DC that made the Shamecocks compete. Add in the scholarship losses, probation and likely bowl ban and Crapolina continues their status as the step child of the SEC.

    Despite giving up more points in the Orange bowl, Clemson lost by less points than the Sh^tcocks did in their only SEC Championship game to a team a poor Clemson squad tied in regulation.

    Its Probation time again for the Shamecocks Y’all!

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