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Clemson defensive back Andrew Booth has to ride bus home for punching opponent

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney argues with a game official during the first half against Louisville in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019.

Andrew Booth had to take the long way home.

Booth, a freshman defensive back for Clemson, was ejected Saturday from a game against Louisville for throwing a punch during a punt.

For punishment, Tigers coach Dabo Swinney made the Georgia native see what it’s like to ride the 450 mile-trip from Kentucky instead of fly.

“The team flew back and he rode back on our manager bus,” Swinney said during his weekly teleconference Sunday night. “So that was where it started. There’s a couple we’ll handle in house here.”

Swinney said Booth will be suspended for the first half this Saturday against Boston College.

“He’s very remorseful and responded the way you would hope a great young person would respond. He’s very disappointed in himself, embarrassed. He’s apologized to his team, our AD,” Swinney said.

Clemson won the game over Louisville, 45-10.

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