COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina cornerback Chris Lammons will not face additional discipline after his ejection Saturday against Tennessee, coach Will Muschamp said on his Sunday teleconference.
The junior cornerback threw two punches at Tennessee’s Jauan Jennings in the first quarter, drawing a flag and ejection for unsportsmanlike conduct.
“You’ve gotta keep your composure,” Muschamp said. “The guy had locked him down in the end zone. In that situation, you’ve gotta be a better man and walk away.”
Muschamp said Lammons understands his error and was quick to apologize for his actions.
“Nobody feels worse than Chris does,” Muschamp said. “Chris, at halftime, came up to me and apologized. He is a wonderful young man, and he lost his composure. It’s happened to me a couple times.”
Lammons, whose 3 interceptions are tied for the team lead with Jamarcus King, tweeted an apology to fans, his coaches and Tennessee prior to the end of South Carolina’s 24-21 win Saturday night.
South Carolina will be without junior safety D.J. Smith in the first half Saturday against Missouri (4 p.m. ET, SEC Network) after he was ejected for targeting in the fourth quarter.