Ford, Six Clemson Players Disciplined by ACC
Clemson football Coach Danny Ford was reprimanded and placed on one-year probation, and six players were disciplined Wednesday because of problems they caused during the game against Maryland last weekend.
Clemson officials said they and Atlantic Coast Conference representatives agreed on the punishment. Ford charged onto the field and used profanity in criticizing several calls, and the players started a fight. Clemson lost the game, 34-31.
Ford also will not be allowed on the sidelines for the 1986 Clemson-Maryland game at College Park, Md. His coaching activities will be limited to the press box.
Four players were suspended for this Saturday’s game against South Carolina at Columbia, S.C., and two others were reprimanded and placed on probation.
Those of the six who are eligible for the 1986 season have been suspended from the 1986 Clemson-Maryland game.