On Monday, two men plead guilty to lying about the vandalism of the iconic Howard’s Rock at Memorial Stadium, home of the Clemson Tigers. The two men plead guilty, acknowledging they lied to police about who chipped off a large piece of the rock in June 2013.
The men, 20-year-old Alden Gainey and 49-year-old Michael Rogers, plead guilty to giving false information to police and now have the option of paying a $200 fine or serving 30 days in jail, according to the Associated Press.
The two men reportedly concocted the story after learning they were on surveillance video that they were simply taking pictures of the rock.
In actuality, Rogers’ son, Micah Rogers, chipped off a portion of the rock after breaking its protective case. Rather than spending 30 days in jail and paying a $1,000 fine, prosecutors determined he would just spend 25 days of community service.
The Tigers return to action on Thursday when they travel to take on ACC foe Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
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