Reports: Clemson sends three players home from Orange Bowl


According to multiple reports out of Miami, Clemson has sent three players home from the Orange Bowl for failed drug tests.

The players in question are wide receiver Deon Cain, tight end Jay Jay McCullough and kicker Ammon Lakip.

Cain, a freshman, was Clemson’s second-leading receiver with 34 grabs for 582 yards and five touchdowns. Lakip handled the Tigers’ kickoff duties, averaging 59.2 yards with 28 touchbacks on 73 attempts.

McCullough did not record a statistic this season.

Should Clemson win the Orange Bowl, the trio’s status for the College Football Playoff National Championship was not immediately known.

Clemson is scheduled to hold a news conference on Wednesday morning. The top-ranked Tigers face No. 4 Oklahoma at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday (ESPN).