Clemson's Swinney won't change after complaint


CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Wednesday he wouldn't change procedures after the Freedom From Religion Foundation's letter of complaint to the university expressing concerns about the football program's connection to the coach's Christian religion.

The watchdog group sent its complaints earlier this month. According to the foundation, Swinney's promoted a culture in the program that promotes Christianity and violates constitutional guidelines against publicly funded institutions endorsing religion or engaging in religious exercises.

Swinney said recruits and their families deserve to know the type of person a coach is beyond the football field. He's proud of the job he has done in turning out people who excel in "life because of their time at Death Valley."

The school has said it thought the FFRF was "mistaken" in its assessment.

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