10:53 am March 28, 2011, by Chip Towers
You have to hand it to Steve Spurrier for his ability make a point.
Jadeveon Clowney— the nation’s top recruit and South Carolina’s top signee — was handcuffed and detained briefly by police Friday in the Five Points area of downtown Columbia. Apparently the 6-foot-6, 250-pound Clowney fit the description of a robbery suspect who allegedly held up a convenience story earlier that night (how much you want to bet the accuser was a Clemson fan?).
Anyway, anticipating media questions about the incident the next day, Spurrier had Columbia’s chief of police come out to the field and “arrest” him during his post-practice media briefing. The “incident” was caught on video.
Spurrier’s point was a good one. Anyone can be handcuffed, detained and questioned. It doesn’t mean they’re a bad person. He did, however, chastise the 18-year-old, high school senior for being out in the city’s nightclub district at 2 in the morning.
But, of course, you can’t be arrested for that.
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