Craig’s Clemson dismissal stemmed from domestic violence charge


And now we know the rest of the story.

Wednesday evening, Clemson announced via a press release that wide receiver Joe Craig had been permanently dismissed for unspecified violations of team rules.  Those violations, as it turns out, reportedly involved some recent domestic violence issues.

According to both the Charleston Post & Courier and the Anderson Independent Mail, Craig was served with a warrant for a charge of criminal domestic violence Wednesday.  Shortly after Craig was served, he was served his walking papers by the football program.

The alleged incident occurred very early Sunday morning and involved the mother of his son.  From the Post & Courier‘s Travis Sawchik:

Clemson University police officers were dispatched to a “fight call” at a university-area apartment at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday where they found Craig, his son, and the mother of Craig’s son.

According to the arrest warrant, Craig is accused of shoving the woman, leaving a “red mark below her neck” and the women and her sister then retaliated against Craig, who reported injuries to his face and neck.

This was the second time in less than a year that Craig was involved in a physical confrontation with a woman.

Craig was indefinitely suspended last June following an incident with a female member of Clemson’s track team.  Swinney ultimately suspended Craig for the first three games of the 2011 season as well.