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Clemson’s Mike Bellamy academically ineligible for 2012

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The roller coaster ride that has been Mike Bellamy‘s short time at Clemson has come to an abrupt, but not necessarily unexpected, conclusion.

At least, for the time being it has.

Head coach Dabo Swinney announced in a press release Tuesday that the running back has been ruled academically ineligible and, as a result, will not play for the Tigers in 2012.  Instead, Bellamy plans to enter a junior college this summer.

In a statement, however, Swinney seemed to be impressed by Bellamy over the past couple of months and seemingly left the door open for a return after the fall semester.

“I am proud of the improvements Mike Bellamy made in the spring semester in a number of areas,” Swinney said. “We gave him the opportunity to return to school in January and to grow as a player and a person and by all accounts from his teammates and coaches, he was doing well.

“But, in the end, he came up short academically. We wish him well and hope he can get back on track in the classroom and continue his football career at a junior college this fall.”

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

Bellamy was with the team and participated in spring practice the past couple of months.

At the time of his initial suspension last year, the true freshman was second on the Tigers in rushing yards (343) and rushing touchdowns (three), and his six yards-per-carry average led the team.  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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17 Responses to “Clemson’s Mike Bellamy academically ineligible for 2012”
  1. thegamecocker says: May 15, 2012 8:05 PM

    Instead, Bellamy plans to enter a junior college this summer. Oh, he’s going to Auburn. Hey Jonkybon, weren’t you Bellamy’s tutor? Oh that’s right, you flunked out too.

  2. jonkybon says: May 15, 2012 9:12 PM

    Well Cock, once again you prove how insecure Shamecock fans truly are. The only enjoyment Cock lovers can ever crow about is any and everything negative that happens at Clemson. The Tigers own you on the field and in that weeee little thing you call a mind. Your boyfriend claims the only thing smaller than your brain is your cock. He would know.

    How do you get a South Crapolina honor graduate off your front porch? Pay for the pizza!!!

  3. jonkybon says: May 15, 2012 9:16 PM

    BTW Cocks cker…the fact you have to once again name you in your pathetic dribble is because I own that miniscule space above those scawny shoulders. You can’t face facts or argue using them, so you resort to personal attacks. Since my turds are smarter than you, I can out insult you in my sleep. In the war of wits you’re a one legged dwarf in a butt kicking contest.

  4. thegamecocker says: May 15, 2012 10:11 PM


    LOL. You have no idea how much fun I have at your expense. I told some folks I’m with, watch what happens after I post this. This guy is going to go ballistic! And sure enough, you went for it hook, line, & sinker! And now you know why Florida and South Carolina backed off. The only school that would accept him is Clemson. Now that he is academically ineligible, I’m sure Auburn will grant him a full academic scholarship like they did for Cam. 3 in a row / 2 NC in a row / 2 in row beating Clemson in basketball…..PRICELESS! Nice gutter talk BTW. I guess you were in AP English at your reform school. Have a good night turkey.

  5. imagamecock says: May 15, 2012 10:14 PM

    jonkybon, you sh*t in your sleep? Bwaaaaahahaha.

  6. fitz66 says: May 15, 2012 10:46 PM

    I hear he got a 33/70 on this last final.

  7. bradentonbuc says: May 15, 2012 11:59 PM

    Why is Brad Scott escorting Sammy Watkins around Florida?

  8. jonkybon says: May 16, 2012 8:08 AM

    How do you know when Cocks cker is lying? His lips and/or fingers are moving.

    You’re owned biatch! I hold a permanant residence in that microscopic organ on your shoulders. The fact that you claim to take me into consideration when you post (bullcrap) and need to include me tells everyone here I’m 100% on and you’re owned! How do you deal with the fact you’re the dullest crayon in the box?

    The funny part is that Bellamy doesn’t academically qualify at Clemson, but would have the highest GPA of any Jailcock. 100% of all Clemson students can get into South Crapolina, yet less than 20% of all Shamecocks qualify to get into Clemson.

  9. nicksabansanahole says: May 16, 2012 9:15 AM

    Really? A gamecock running his mouth about academics? Seriously. Clemson will always own that piece of crap school in the armpit of South Carolina you call a college. Shouldn’t throw stones from a glass house.

  10. jonkybon says: May 16, 2012 9:24 AM

    jonkybon, you sh*t in your sleep? Bwaaaaahahaha.

    Another Shamecock without the ability to comprehend (it means understand) English. What a surprise. No wonder South Crapolina fans make a huge deal about getting a commit from a kid that didn’t qualify at Alabama and then flunked out of three Jr Colleges. Can’t get any lower academically then being a SC Jailcock.

    Is it true Spurrier has offered him 100K to transfer to SC? That’s the rumor circulating on a half dozen boards!

  11. thegamecocker says: May 16, 2012 10:45 AM


    You’re taking these comments way too seriously. Calm down and have some fun with it. Clemson owned USC for many, many years in all sports. But it’s sports….it’s entertainment. I don’t like it when your comments travel to the gutter. That just isn’t necessary. Make sure you take your blood pressure meds and relax. It’s just entertainment…not life or death.

  12. jonkybon says: May 16, 2012 11:32 AM


    You are one very sick individual. You call me out with insults and when I respond in kind you claim I need meds and take things way too seriously. I agree its entertainment, but that doesn’t change the fact you’re an a$$. You’re the little biatch that starts a fight, then runs and tells when you get your a$$ handed to you. You aren’t fooling anybody. This is what the fourth different story you call me out with insults and can’t deal with the comeback. You truly are one of the most pathetic individuals I’ve ever encountered.

  13. thegamecocker says: May 16, 2012 11:48 AM


    If you don’t quit responding with gutter talk in your posts, I will not dialogue with you anymore. Than what are you going to do? You’ll end up speaking in tongues and handling venemous snakes with other Clemson supporters. Now I need to preface the following scribe by stating I am just messing with you. It isn’t personal:

    First things first: the West Virginia Mountaineers became the first team to ever score 70 points in a bowl game, trashing the Clemson Tigers, 70-26, in the 2012 Orange Bowl. Seventy points!

    OK? Isn’t this fun!!!??

  14. spurrier2012 says: May 16, 2012 12:30 PM

    Sounds to me like there are plenty of Clemp fans really upset about the past few years…unfortunately for them, history does NOTHING for their current team(s), so talk about it all you like while we win. Its funny how the school they don’t recognize keeps laying the wood to them. ya’ll better recognize! 4 in a row is on the way.

    It doesn’t matter Bellamy is gone, he didn’t make much difference……at least not when they played the COCKS. Clemp will have some other 4 or 5-star they’ll throw in there….but they won’t matter much either.

    I read where a Clemp fan said they couldn’t wait until we played again this year….I truly can’t understand how and why they think things will be any different for them. They have mostly the same team….same HC, high school OC, new DC, we’ll C…..can’t really gauge him on All Candy Conference( ACC ) opponents and the other weak ones Clemp plays, we’ll see when they play USC/Carolina/The University of South Carolina…..funny, Clempson wouldn’t exist without South Carolina. You can’t even say where Clemp is without referencing South Carolina.

    Sure, your sad university’s cheating helped you mount a strong win-record against Carolina over the years and was main reason you won a NC, no one ever mentions all the sanctions placed on Clemp after that fiasco. Danny F’s situation? Enjoy and take it like an adult instead of getting on these websites and crying like a baby. I know its not going your way as it has….in state recruits not really interested in Clemp anymore…wonder why?

    With the talent Carolina now has, I don’t see Clemp winning again while Spurrier reigns supreme and masterminds the ship.

  15. spurrier2012 says: May 16, 2012 12:32 PM

    Oh yeah, tweet that!

  16. thegamecocker says: May 16, 2012 1:02 PM


    Love it! Great posts! 3 in a row FB / 2 NC’s in a row including knocking out Clemmons in Omaha / 2 straight wins in BBall (can you imagine how awesome it will be when Coach Frank Martin starts recruiting in earnesrt!!! OMG) / Lady Gamecocks winning 2 a row and on a roll! I think I’m going to close with the following everytime I scribe about Clemmons:

    First things first: the West Virginia Mountaineers became the first team to EVER score 70 points in a bowl game, trashing the Clemson Tigers, 70-26, in the 2012 Orange Bowl. Seventy points!

    OK? Isn’t this fun!!!?? What do you think, good idea or what?

  17. poppyitis says: May 16, 2012 8:15 PM

    WOW ! Does one really have to go to class at Clemson? This kid with a $100,000.00 plus scholarship is to dumb to go to class and study? WOW, I wish other kids could have his chance.

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