Clemson suspends two players, dismisses one

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Two Clemson football players were suspended for academic reasons and will miss the Champ Sports Bowl, and a third was kicked off the team by coach Tommy Bowden.

Senior tight end Bobby Williamson and sophomore defensive end Kwam Williams are academically ineligible to play in the game against Colorado on Dec. 27 in Orlando, Fla., the school said Tuesday.

Junior receiver Kelvin Grant was dismissed for violating unspecified team rules. He sustained a knee injury in October and would not have been able to play in the bowl game. He had 45 receptions for 437 yards in 26 games with Clemson.

Williamson started nine of 11 regular-season games and caught nine passes for 100 yards. Williams played in nine games.