South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney claims that he’s not looking to sit out to make sure he’s healthy for the NFL next season. Despite the fact that head coach Steve Spurrier ripped him for deciding not to play in last week’s game because of sore ribs.
“I’m not looking to sit out. I’m not that type of guy. I’m fully committed I’m here for the team,” Clowney said. “I’m in college. I’m playing for this university right now.”
Clowney blames the flare up with Spurrier on miscommunication.
“It was just really a miscommunication between me and the coaches and trainers. I should have handled it different,” Clowney said.
Spurrier admits he didn’t handle last week’s situation well.
“If he never plays another snap here, we all should be thankful and appreciative that he came to South Carolina,” Spurrier said. “He’s played his part tremendously. I think we’re 26-5 since he suited up for South Carolina. I’m all for Jadeveon and his future. And when he’s ready to play we’re going to put him out there.”
Clowney had a chance to hold out before the season and prepare for the NFL, but now that the college season is already going on he has to focus on helping his team and fighting through whatever he ailments he might have.