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Four Clemson players suspended for football opener

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CLEMSON, SC (WYFF) - Four Clemson players were suspended for the football opener for violating team rules, according to Clemson University.

Head football coach Dabo Swinney announced Tuesday the suspension of four players for the first game of the 2014 season at Georgia on Aug. 30. David Beasley, Shaq Anthony, Garry Peters and Corey Crawford will miss the season opener due to a violation of team rules.

"I am disappointed to announce that these young men will miss the 2014 opener at Georgia," Swinney said.

"A huge part of our program is teaching accountability, responsibility and that there are consequences for your actions. These are four good young men, but they broke a team rule and as a result, they will each miss a game. I am hopeful that they will learn and grow from this and have a great 2014 season on and off the field."

Swinney did not specify the specific violations.

Crawford, a defensive end, and Beasley and offensive guard, were starters last year, while Peters, a defensive back, and Anthony, an offensive tackle, were key reserves who will compete for starting roles this year.

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