Posted by Tom Fornelli
Clemson wide receiver Joe Craig was suspended from the Clemson track team for an undisclosed violation of team rules for an incident on May 22nd, and we now know the details behind his suspension. His female teammate on the track team, Marlena Wesh, was also suspended from the team. According to a report from OrangeandWhite.com's Greg Wallace, there was a rather violent and bloody confrontation between the two.
University police were called to Clemson House just after midnight after a resident witnessed Craig and another female, identified as his girlfriend, go down a hallway toward Wesh’s room.
Craig repeatedly banged on the door with a silver towel rod, leaving marks on it.
When police arrived, they witnessed Wesh emerge from an elevator on the ground floor, bleeding from her head and “screaming and hysterical.”
Craig was found in a silver Chevy Impala parked outside. According to the report, he was “bleeding profusely from his left triceps area,” and an officer tied his shirt around the wound until EMS personnel arrived.
The police report said that Wesh was "fearful for her safety" but that she opened her door to cut Craig with an eyebrow razor with a serrated blade. Craig then responded by hitting Wesh in the forehead and continued hitting her while she was on the ground. The police report also said that there was a bloody handprint on the door, and that blood was "spattered all the way down the hall to the elevator." The two teammates were then taken to a local hospital where they received treatment for their wounds, and neither pressed charges against the other.
As of now, no further action has been taken against Craig by Dabo Swinney and the football team. Craig did not have a single reception during his freshman season with the football team.