Jadeveon Clowney hobbled down the hill leading from the visitors’ locker room here, headphones around his neck, a pizza box in his left hand, a smile on his face. At the bottom of the hill was his family. And beyond them, a few dozen South Carolina fans were waiting behind metal fences, calling his name.
The Gamecocks had just beaten then-No. 5 Missouri in double overtime Saturday, and Clowney had not necessarily dominated the game as a defensive end, but his star was still as bright as could be.
“I don’t have nothing to prove,” Clowney said as he approached his family and fans. “They keep doubting ”” we’re going to keep winning. Let them keep doubting us. That’s all I can say. It’s a team sport.
“For all what people think about me ”” I just want to win with my team.”