Clemson Tigers rising senior kicker Ammon Lakip has been suspended from the team indefinitely after being arrested for DUI and cocaine possession. ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported the story.
It’s a big blow for Clemson’s special teams, as Lakip made 21 of his 28 field goals and all but one of his extra point attempts last season.
Until his future with the team is resolved, it’s likely that either rising senior Corbin Jenkins or rising junior Bradley Pinion will assume placekicking duties.
Clemson also has freshmen Alex Spence and Christian Groomes available at the position.
Phil Kornblut of the Sports Talk Radio Network offered more information on Lakip’s arrest, which occurred in Pickens County, and TigerNet managed to get a statement from the arresting officer’s police report.
“It should be noted that the vehicle was leaving an area of several bars at a time when bars are usually closing. As I watched the vehicle pass by I noticed that the driver had a fixed blank glassy glaze about his face and had the appearance of someone who may be under the influence. I began to follow the vehicle and observed as it drifted left several times as well as impede upon the boarded dotted line to its left.”
There’s no doubt that Lakip’s future with the team is definitely in jeopardy, but Campus Sports will update this story as more information becomes available.
Clemson opens the 2015 season at home on September 5 in a game against Wofford.
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