Clemson player sent to locker room after punches thrown at Louisville
Clemson’s Andrew Booth is likely out for a while following an incident where he threw punches in a game against Louisville. The incident upset coach Dabo Swinney and plenty of Clemson fans as it came during a punt return by Clemson.
Booth appeared to go to the Clemson locker room before officials could officially eject him from the game as there were several flags called on the play as a scrum ensued by players from both teams after the punch. Booth was also called for holding.
Clemson was forced to start at its own 7-yard line because of the penalties. It was unclear what upset Booth as Clemson led 17-3 with about 5 minutes left to play in the third quarter when the punches flew. Booth continued to throw punches even after the first flag was thrown by the officials. It’s not yet clear, but a suspension was brought up as one of the ways Swinney could discipline Booth.
Clemson rolled in the game, 45-10, after a bit of a low start as the Tigers led just 3-0 after the first quarter. QB Trevor Lawrence threw 2 first-half interceptions, but recovered to go 20-for-29 passing for 233 yards with 3 touchdowns.
— Kevin Boilard (@247KevinBoilard) October 19, 2019