As Dabo Swinney prepares his Clemson Tigers for their National Championship match up against Alabama, the coach addressed his brother’s legal issues for the first time Thursday.
Swinney’s older brother, Henry “Tripp” Swinney III, was arrested on an aggravated stalking charge after having a restraining order filed against him because of domestic violence. Previously, Coach Swinney declined to comment on the situation, until he did so after Clemson’s practice Thursday morning.
“There are consequences for your actions,” Swinney said. “You don’t do the right things, and you suffer the consequences. It’s no different from anybody else. My family is no different from anybody else.”
He did go on to say that he loves his brother, and has tried to help him in the past. It’s a shame that this is story solely based on the fact Dabo Swinney’s brother is involved, but that’s how the world works when you’re a highly paid coach in the National Championship game.
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