Clemson football: Tigers WR Bryant faces discipline following obscene gesture

Clemson WR facing discipline after 'throat-slashing' gesture

9/24/13 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   407 respect

Clemson junior wide receiver Martavis Bryant has been a pleasant surprise stepping in for the injured Charone Peake (who is out for the season), catching 10 passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns in two appearances. Blog Photo - Clemson football: Tigers WR Bryant faces discipline following obscene gesture

Unfortunately, the Tigers will be without Bryant for at least some of the upcoming game against Wake Forest. Coach Dabo Swinney has disciplined the 6-foot-5, 200-pound South Carolina native for making a throat-slash gesture after his second touchdown in last week's win over NC State.

"Martavis will play this weekend, but it will affect his playing time," Swinney told Kerry Capps of orangeandwhite.com. "He made an unacceptable gesture after scoring a touchdown, and nobody even knew about it until after the game. It's one of those things that's not representative of what we want, so there will be some team discipline involved."

While the amount of time Bryant will miss is undisclosed, I'm sure it won't be a factor in terms of Clemson's chances to beat Wake Forest. The Tigers are 28.5-point favorites over the Demon Deacons, who are coming off an unimpressive 25-11 victory over Army.

Bryant isn't the only player to miss time for a throat-slash gesture this year. Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon missed the first quarter of the Colorado State game for doing the same thing against Texas A&M.


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