We need to have a separate category for all the lies that Dabo Swinney tells us. We have already written about his zero tolerance policy on domestic violence and then hiring DeAndre McDaniel. Of course McDaniel punched, choked and threw his girlfriend down a flight of stairs in 2008.
We wrote about Dabo's policy on recruiting when it comes to commitments. You know the one where commitment is a two way street? That changes I guess when a 5 star running back commits to Clemson and still visits other schools. As of now, Feaster has not had his scholarship offer pulled from Dabo.
We now turn to the latest. Darren Rovell sent out this tweet blasting Dabo and his social media policy
Clemson football players banned from social media. Another institution teaching kids about the future by putting duct tape over their mouths— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 16, 2015
The taters were out in full force after this tweet led by Clemson Tom who argued that it isn't Dabo's rule but a player's rule.
Actually Darren it's the players who force it. Not the coaches. This also the 5th season they've done it https://t.co/gMk1svGghd— Clemson Tom (@ClemsonTom) August 16, 2015
Also media outlets: the players have mandated this rule themselves for about 5yrs now. Welcome to Twitter— Clemson Tom (@ClemsonTom) August 16, 2015
MANDRALLIUS ROBINSON of The Greenville News also bought into this with this commentary on the social media ban and how we shouldn't blame Dabo for it.NEWS OUTETS: the CU coaches don't ban players from social media. It's always been the player's idea and NEVER mandated by coaches.— Clemson Tom (@ClemsonTom) August 16, 2015
The premise is that each year the senior class decides on this rule and every year since Dabo has been the coach these seniors have elected to have the social media ban. Except senior guard Eric MacLain indicated that Dabo Swinney and his staff institute the rule.
I sent this quote to Tom after watching him make a fool of himself tweeting Darren Rovell nonstop about it being a player's rule. Tom finally quieted down.
Where did this type of spin of come from? Who is the one that peddled the idea that it is a player's rule? I think we know. Most of us know that Dawn Staley also has this rule for her team. Unlike Dabo, Staley owns the rule and doesn't try and pretend it is a rule made by the players. She doesn't have columnists and fan boys spinning her propaganda and lies.
Dawn Staley tweeted about her policy today and Clemson Tom was right there with a tweet but this time he got it right, it is a Dabo rule. Thanks for playing.
Gamecocks yall bash Dabo for it but how bout now? https://t.co/jMT7ZIYqWO— Clemson Tom (@ClemsonTom) August 20, 2015