(USA Today Sports Images)Steve Spurrier basically laughed off the notion that South Carolina's star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney should sit out the 2013 college football season to protect himself for the 2014 draft.
The topic was first brought up by Charlotte Observer columnist Tom Sorensen, when he wondered if Clowney should sit out to avoid injury. Clowney is ineligible for this year's draft because he's not three years removed from high school. The only part of the column that didn't hold weight was when Sorensen said Clowney might not be the first pick of the 2013 NFL draft but would be a contender for it. Clowney would be the first pick of this draft, and most others. The Chiefs would already have the card to give to the commissioner written out. There shouldn't be a question about that.
The debate has gotten some traction this week, mostly because it raises good points on the NFL's draft eligibility rule, one of the worst and most unfair in all of sports.
There's no concern that Clowney will actually sit out, and Spurrier dismissed the idea when asked about it by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.Read More »from Steve Spurrier laughs off notion that Jadeveon Clowney will or should sit out 2013 season