first_imgA general view of Clemson's stadium.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 23: A general view of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels versus Clemson Tigers during their game on September 23, 2006 at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo By Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Despite having three players suspended before the national championship, the Clemson Tigers took care of business against Alabama.It might not be receiving much attention right now, but those suspensions could present additional issues for Clemson next season.Although Dexter Lawrence is heading to the NFL, both tight end Braden Galloway and offensive lineman Zach Giella will still be on the roster. It turns out that the Tigers have nearly three more weeks to continue the appeal process for their players that tested positive for ostarine.Clemson could potentially lose Galloway and Giella for one year if the program doesn’t win its appeal.Dabo Swinney will have a plethora of talent returning for 2019, but the possibility of losing another tight end would really affect the depth chart.The Tigers are losing Milan Richard and Garrett Williams might pursue a career in the military. The latter of these two tight ends started in 13 of 14 games last season.In the event that Galloway is suspended it would leave Clemson with a major hole on its offense.From The Post and Courier:If Williams leaves and if Galloway’s appeal is denied, that would leave J.C. Chalk, who caught two passes for 21 yards in 15 games, as the only tight end with actual experience at the college level. The Tigers also like early enrollee Jaelyn Lay out of Atlanta, though just a few months ago he was playing high school football.Galloway finished his season with only five receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown. Nonetheless, his physical intangibles and potential bodes well for his future success in the next few years.It’s safe to say the next three weeks will be interesting for Clemson.Stay tuned.last_img read more

According to him the new Lankan government’s call for a domestic or hybrid mechanism to replace any international judicial process was an attempt to deflect the call for referral to the ICC and to delay other meaningful actions on accountability. Efforts to establish a domestic truth and reconciliation commission, he said would be another diversionary tactic to protect those who committed serious crimes against Tamils. Citing the UN Internal Review Report on Sri Lanka, he said there were 70,000 casualties in the first six months of the war and quoted former US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton who had listed Sri Lanka along with Bosnia, Burma, Congo and Sudan where rape was used a tactic of war. The unitary Lankan State and judiciary were not ethnically neutral and most of the crimes were perpetrated by the State apparatus. The island judiciary was always subservient to political leadership when it came to abuses against Tamils. Even under a Tamil Chief Justice, no prosecution was ever brought against anyone for the mass killings of Tamils in 1983, he added.TGTE Senator Saraswathi, Thamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi leader T Velmurugan, DVK president ‘Kolathur’ Mani and Tamil nationalist leader Thiagu were present on the occasion. Launching a signature campaign to press for a trial by the International Criminal Court (ICC) into the genocide of Sri Lankan Tamils, Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) Prime Minister V Rudrakumaran on Wednesday said active support of the people of Tamil Nadu was crucial for generating international opinion to render justice to the Sri Lankan Tamils, the New Indian Express reported.Inaugurating the campaign in Chennai through skype, he urged the United Nations to refer the genocide of Sri Lankan Tamils to the ICC or establish a similar credible international judicial mechanism for investigation and prosecution of the war crimes and genocide. Listing out the reasons for an international investigation, the TGTE Prime Minister said “Even though the President has changed, the political environment vis-a-vis Tamils has not changed. Several former military personnel, including the military commander at the end of the war General Sarath Fonseka are in senior positions in the current government. The fact that the military apparatus is still intact and the militarisation of the north east continues to perpetuate fear among Tamils and had a deep impact on day to day activities. Therefore, it is unlikely that victims and witnesses will be truly independent before a domestic or hybrid tribunal”.Besides, President Sirisena has served as Defence Minister during the end of the war, when large number of Tamils were killed and Sri Lanka did not have criminal provisions for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. read more