Clemson kicker Ammon Lakip was arrested in June for DUI refusal and cocaine possession by campus police. Since then, his punishment with the team has been in question.
On Thursday afternoon, he finally got the news he knew was coming.
According to Tiger Net, Lakip was suspended for the first three games of the 2015 season. Head coach Dabo Swinney talked about Lakip following Thursday’s practice scrimmage, which the senior was not allowed to participate in.
“He was here, but no we didn’t work him,” Swinney said about Lakip. “Ammon will miss the first three games. He is back on the team, and I know there has been a lot of conversation, but he will definitely be out these first three weeks, and then he will come back and have an open date and get back out and compete. Obviously we will have some performance with Huegel, Spence or whoever ends up being out there, and we will see what happens. That’s consequences. He’s a senior. Hadn’t had any problems with him. He’s been a solid guy and citizen since he has been here. Your seniors should be at their best and should know. He has done everything we have asked him to do so now he just has got his team punishment which is three games and then he will back full graces with the Tigers. If he wins the job back good for him. But I hope Greg goes out there and is 10-10 in the first three games so we will see what happens.”
Greg Huegel, a walk-on kicker, was named the team’s starter following Thursday’s practice.
Huegel was 6-6 on field goals, including an impressive 53-yarder.
Lakip will miss games against Wofford, Appalachian State, and ACC opponent Louisville.
The Tigers open the season on September 5 against the Terriers.
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