Prior to the contest, a few South Carolina players congregated at the corner of the endzone near the bottom of "the Hill" at Memorial Stadium. As the Clemson team ran down the hill into the stadium some of the Gamecocks taunted them. A Clemson player ran towards the South Carolina Players and some shoving occurred. South Carolina players later said that their presence in the endzone was due to the circulating rumors during the week that Clemson players were going to target South Carolina QB Syvelle Newton with intent to injure him during the contest.
Later, a massive fight resulted after two Clemson players kicked Newton on the helmet after he was knocked down at the end of a play with 5:56 left to go in the fourth quarter . Some players on the field from both teams engaged in shoving and punching and both benches practically cleared as chaos erupted on the field. State Troopers, as well as other local law enforcement officers, entered the field to... Read More