Clemson athletics director Dan Radakovich and his counterpart at USC Ray Tanner did not take lightly the accusations made by some Gamecock players following Saturday night’s game at Death Valley that they were subjected to racial slurs prior to and during the game from Clemson fans and, according to Gamecock linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams, at least one Clemson player.
The two men talked on Sunday according to Radakovich, who also talked with his head coach Dabo Swinney, and apparently the matter has been settled.
“Based on those discussions and the information at hand, I consider the matter closed,” Radakovich wrote in a text message to SportsTalkSC.com.
Clemson beat USC 56-7 handing the Gamecocks one of their worst defeats in the series and their third in a row in the rivalry. Emotions were running high during pre-game warmups with a few players barking at each other and they had to be separated by coaches and other personnel.
But it was a game relatively free of real cheap shots with few personal foul calls.