Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has taken a lot of heat for his handling of and behavior during the ongoing protests against racial injustice.
Things really got crazy when former player Haamid Williams accused him of using a racial slur in the locker room, in front of the whole team.
“If I say this and you weren’t in the room people are gonna think Im on hallucinating,” Williams tweeted. “We played music everyday before practice for obvious reasons. Mike Reed, new/prospective CB coach came to visit and he toured our locker room while we were listening to music.
“Dabo walked into the meeting room and said “I don’t want to walk in the locker room with guests/future coaches hearing n—a this n—a that in our house”. Some people just walked out of the team meeting room because they didn’t want to hear his s—
“And that was it. Players told him to watch his language and chill out. Then we went to practice. Ive seen interviews of players who walked out that day that said they still like Dabo in NFL interviews.”
“Everyone in the team room that day knows exactly what Im talking about. Coaches, players, staff. I really remember that s— like yesterday 7 years later.
“I don’t have an ax to grind. You cant do the exact same thing Pearman did, and then force him to apologize to the nation and team. Its a joke.
“Kind of feel bad for talking about Dabo. But I was told by multiple people he talked s— about me in a team meeting the year after I was no longer on the team.”
On Monday, Swinney released a long and lengthy statement on just about everything, and that included him being accused of saying a racial slur.
You can watch the full video of Swinney’s statement here: