Clemson coach Dabo Swinney confirmed today that freshman cornerback Kaleb Chalmers has been dismissed from the program following his arrest on multiple drug charges last week.
“He is no longer with us,” Swinney said, per Tigernet. “Hopefully he will finish school and have an opportunity to grow from his mistakes and actions. He’s a very talented young man. It’s always disappointing when you have someone that embarrasses your program. That’s kind of the end of the road for him here at Clemson.”
A former three-star talent from Greenwood, South Carolina, Chalmers was arrested last week on charges of drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and “possession of a schedule II controlled substance.”
Chalmers took a redshirt and did not play last season, but this could wind up being a blow to his football future depending on his next step. Yes, the charges were fairly minor, but teams are going to be hesitant to bring aboard a transfer who was dismissed as a redshirt freshman due to drug charges.
Still, a lot of that depends on how Chalmers’ case turns out, so be sure to stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates!
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