No word yet on the circumstances surrounding his arrest, but star Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins was taken into custody early Friday morning. He has since been released (via @aimclemson) But still no word from the university on what’s occurred, or next steps.
Obviously we hope this incident doesn’t have huge repercussions for Watkins’s playing season or playing career — or the Tigers’ very promising 2012 outlook. The Heisman hopeful was coming off an all-world freshman season in which he racked up nearly 2,300 all-purpose yards.
We’re monitoring SBNation, which is keeping close tabs on the situation. But we’ll provide additional updates as they become available.
UPDATE: It’s two misdemeanor drug charges. He’s been released on a $1,620 personal recognizance bond). No word from the university administration or the athletic department yet. Just the Clemson University Police.
UPDATE 2: Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney says “there are consequences for your actions and there will be in this case. I am in the process of gathering the facts and discipline will be determined when I have completed that process.”
We’ll assume Watkins will now by missing time — unsure how much, however. Swinney did reiterate that he’s a good kid, so kind of unsure what that means in the big scheme of punishments levied down.
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