Nov 2, 2013; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Chad Kelly (11) runs with the ball past Virginia Cavaliers defensive tackle Donte Wilkins (93) to score a touchdown in the fourth quarter at Scott Stadium. The Tigers won 59-10. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Former Clemson QB Chad Kelly Visited Alabama


Former Clemson Tigers quarterback Chad Kelly visited Alabama on Sunday, according to a report by BamaOnline.

Kelly was dismissed from Clemson for conduct detrimental to the team and is currently attending East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, MS.

After redshirting the 2012 season, Kelly went 10-17 for 58 yards in five appearances in 2013. Kelly was involved in an automobile accident back in April, and an apparent “pattern of behavior” became a problem. But it was a meltdown during the Clemson spring game that was the final straw that led to the dismissal.

Angry with a punt called by the coaching staff, Kelly went off on the coaches at halftime, and was benched. Clemson head coach Dabo Sweeney said in a statement that Kelly had become a distraction.

“I have dismissed Chad Kelly for conduct detrimental to our program,” Swinney said. “He has had a pattern of behavior that is not consistent with the values of our program. I hope he will mature and grow from this and become the man and player I know he can be. I wish him nothing but the best in the future academically and athletically.”

Kelly is a former four-star out of Buffalo NY. He is the nephew of former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly. The Crimson Tide recruited Kelly in 2012, but Kelly made his decision for Clemson.

If Kelly is looking to transfer to Tuscaloosa, he would have two years of eligibility starting in 2015.

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