Clemson LT Brandon Thomas arrested for disorderly conduct

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— – 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.

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Comments » 8

DerekEvans writes:

if Dabo is the no nonsense coach I think he is this kid is gone...too bad too

ashleycooper writes:

Let's allow the facts to come out before we judge this 19 year old young man. I am sure that Coach Swinney and the Clemson athletic department will take appropriate action. It's better to let those in the know make those decisions than for us who don't know the circumstances to speculate what should be done.

justcurious writes:

well, something happened, the young man was arrested, as to what he did I do not not. will be interesting to see what DABBY'O does. if anything.... two sides to all stories. wonder because he is a football player for the Tigers, will come into play before the judge. Ha ha, the judge may be a Gamecock fan Just had to say that. I just hope the truth comes out, and he pays for what he is alleged to have done, If he is not guilty, then it should be forgotten.

aikentiger writes:

Let's see what he actually did before we throw the book at him! A misdemeanor, with a bond of $262 -- doesn't sound too bad. He evidently didn't hurt anybody. Maybe bench him for a game or two.

ispeakthetruth writes:

Brandon will have to do some running and extra work. This event does not warrant removal from the team!! Dabo will use this as a teaching tool and get his point across to Brandon and others. But, no reason to jump off the ledge!!!

pfowler91 writes:

Brandon has been my bestfriend since highschool. He is a very good student and never gets in trouble. I am it is starting to make me mad because everyone makes mistakes and you dont see their names and faces all over the internet and news. He is just a kid that made a mistake and I am tried of people judging him. Make sure you know all the facts before you start making comments about someone.

johnnniki writes:

All charges were dropped against this young man. His arrest was wrongful and the truth prevailed. I have watched him game after game stop and sign autographs and pose for pictures with Every Fan who asked. He is such a kind soul. It is a shame that the press had such a field day with this wrongful arrest. He is a kind and loving young man and this negative publicity only made him stronger; spiritually, mentally, and physically. I feel sorry for the Defensive Line that has to face Brandon Thomas next season.

johnnniki writes:

in response to DerekEvans:

if Dabo is the no nonsense coach I think he is this kid is gone...too bad too

This "kid" is stronger than ever and ready to play ball. He will be the one to watch in 2011.

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