Clemson defensive back Andrew Booth has to ride bus home for punching opponent
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.
The video of Andrew Booth punching a Louisville player is even more incredible than I imagined https://t.co/kXsD5OPIPQ
— Ryan Ginn (@rmginn) October 19, 2019
“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.
Dabo Swinney apologized to Scott Satterfield for freshman Andrew Booth throwing a punch during the game. Booth was ejected and Dabo said during his post-game press conference that there would be consequences. @WHAS11 pic.twitter.com/uvPoAeUimx
— Whitney Harding (@WHAS11Whitney) October 20, 2019
Clemson won the game over Louisville, 45-10.