Corey Clement admits he lied about assault case
It sounded fishy from the start.
Initially, Wisconsin released a report saying that tailback Corey Clement injured his hand trying to break up an altercation at his apartment complex. The team said that he was assaulted.
Weeks later, it was revealed that Clement wasn’t assaulted. He was the one doing the assaulting, and he was cited on two counts of disorderly conduct. The program came out and said that when it sent the release, the junior running back told the coaching staff a different story.
On Wednesday, Clement admitted he lied.
Corey Clement said his legal process is over with. Admits that he wasn't truthful at first and got "caught up in the moment." #Badgers
— Benjamin Worgull (@TheBadgerNation) December 23, 2015
He was told by Paul Chryst that he had to tell the truth when his story was questioned, which led to Wednesday’s apology.
Despite Clement’s limited time on the field because of multiple injuries, it’s been an eventful month for the Badger tailback. He had to deal with his pending legal battle all while making up his mind about the NFL and trying to get back to 100 percent.
With his assault case behind him, he announced that he’d be returning to Madison for his senior year. He actually said on Wednesday that he made that decision in the middle of the season and that he didn’t even request a draft evaluation.
As far as whether or not he’ll be healthy enough to play in the Holiday Bowl against USC, that’s still up in the air. If he were to play, it would be just his fourth game of his frustrating 2015 season.
Either way, Clement said he wants to lead the Badgers to the College Football Playoff next season.
Perhaps more than anyone in the B1G, he can’t wait to turn the page to 2016.
Best line from #Badgers Clement: said he is ready for ball to drop on New Years and end 2015.
— Jeff Potrykus (@jaypo1961) December 23, 2015