Ex-Clemson football player Kanyon Tuttle calls out coach Dabo Swinney, tells him to 'take a stand' on racism


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Kanyon Tuttle, a former football player at Clemson and son of former Tigers standout Perry Tuttle, took Clemson coach Dabo Swinney to task Tuesday via Twitter.

In a post Tuesday morning from his account, Tuttle contended that a coach for the Tigers called a player “the N-word during practice with no repercussions. Not even a team apology.” Tuttle did not identify the coach, nor when the alleged incident occurred, but he was on the team at Clemson in 2016 and 2017.

The same Twitter post also suggested that Swinney discouraged Clemson players from participating in an on-campus sit-in to protest racism in April of 2016. Tuttle then urged Swinney to “stop protecting your brand, take a stand.”

Neither Clemson nor Swinney offered a response on Tuesday.

Tuttle, whose father, Perry, starred on Clemson’s first national championship team in 1981, was a walk-on at Clemson in the spring of 2016 after transferring from South Carolina State. He redshirted the 2016 season, then played in two games during the 2017 season, catching two passes for a total of six yards.

Neither Tuttle could be reached for comment on Tuesday.


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