Clemson will be shorthanded when it opens next season at Georgia.
Coach Dabo Swinney suspended guard David Beasley, defensive back Garry Peters and defensive end Corey Crawford — all Georgia natives — along with offensive tackle Shaq Anthony for the opener against the Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on Aug. 30.
The players were suspended due to a violation of team rules.
“I am disappointed to announce that these young men will miss the 2014 opener at Georgia,” Swinney told The State newspaper in Columbia. “A huge part of our program is teaching accountability, responsibility and that there are consequences for your actions. These are four good young men, but they broke a team rule and as a result, they will each miss a game. I am hopeful that they will learn and grow from this and have a great 2014 season on and off the field.”
Crawford (Carver-Columbus), who started 12 games, was seventh on the team with 52 tackles in 2013, including 10.5 tackles for loss and three sacks.
Peters (Heritage) had 28 tackles in 10 games.
Beasley (Carver-Columbus) started eight games at right guard and Anthony started three games at left tackle.
Peters, Beasley and Anthony are expected to be in the running for starting spots this fall.
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