CLEMSON — – Clemson freshman offensive tackle Brandon Thomas was arrested over the weekend and charged with public disorderly conduct in his hometown of Spartanburg.
The Spartanburg County Detention Facility web site shows that Thomas, 19, was booked into the Spartanburg County Detention Facility at 1:48 a.m. Sunday morning and released five hours later on a bond of $262. The charge is a misdemeanor.
When reached for comment, jail officials said they were not able to provide arrest report details.
Clemson sports information director Tim Bourret said that coach Dabo Swinney was “aware of the situation” and would meet with Thomas when he returns to campus Wednesday to begin spring semester classes.
Thomas is expected to challenge for significant playing time on the Tigers’ offensive line next fall.
He was considered one of the nation’s top offensive tackles when he signed with Clemson two years ago.
He saw major playing time as a backup in 2010 with over 125 snaps, playing both left tackle and left guard. Thomas is expected to battle with Phillip Price for the starting left tackle position vacated by graduating All-ACC selection Chris Hairston.