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Dabo Swinney Makes Example of Andrew Booth for Ejection by Forcing Him to Take Bus 450 Miles Home

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - OCTOBER 19:   Dabo Swinney the head coach of the Clemson Tigers watches the action against the Louisville Cardinals at Cardinal Stadium on October 19, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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No. 4 Clemson beat Louisville by a score of 45-10 yesterday, but the biggest story from that game was Clemson cornerback Andrew Booth throwing a punch at a Louisville player.

Now, it's been revealed that head coach Dabo Swinney had Booth take a 450-mile bus back to Clemson with the managers instead of flying back home after the game.

Talk about an appropriate punishment in 2019. There's no way Booth was going to avoid any consequences for those actions; the referees immediately ejected Booth from the game, and Dabo was not happy.

It must've been a long bus ride for Booth. Was it really worth throwing a punch at a guy wearing a protective helmet nonetheless, just to go through this entire fiasco?

Football's a game of emotions, but Booth better calm down before the next time he sees the field, which is contingent on Clemson's impending decision on a possible suspension.