COLUMBIA, S.C. – For the first time since the aftermath of the Clemson game, Bryson Allen-Williams spoke with reporters.
The South Carolina junior linebacker said after the 56-7 loss that a Clemson player directed a racial slur at one of his teammates.
On Tuesday, Allen-Williams was asked: “What were the days after the Clemson game like for you, with people questioning what you said and whether it was true?”
“I wasn’t too much worried about it. I’m a man of faith. Whatever I say, only two people are going to believe me. I believe myself and God believes me, so at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what other people think about me,” Allen-Williams said. “Coach (Will) Muschamp called me and asked me about it, and he already saw what happened on the field. He just saw what the scenario was. I explained that to him and he believed me. He already knew what happened.
“We’re moving on to South Florida. That’s in the past and we’re ready to work, get this seventh win.”
When asked if he stood by what he said, Allen-Williams didn’t hesitate.
“I definitely do stand by it,” he said.
Allen-Williams also clarified that the slur was used during the game, not before, which was misreported by several other outlets.
“It happened during the game. I can’t remember the number right now. Like I said, coach Muschamp has already seen it and I’ve moved on from it,” Allen-Williams said. “It happened and that’s not something I want to talk about right now. I’m focused on South Florida. I’m ready to play that game.”