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McClinton had multiple fainting spells

8/26/2003 - Clemson Tigers

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson defensive tackle Todd McClinton is
out for the season because of fainting spells during the offseason
and preseason practices.

McClinton has been undergoing medical tests since he fainted on
the third day of practice on Aug. 7, coach Tommy Bowden said
Monday.

Doctors say McClinton must go six months without an episode
before he is cleared to play.

"I feel badly for Todd,'' Bowden said. "He was working very
hard and was definitely going to be a factor this year. His health,
obviously, comes first.''

The senior might have another year of eligibility in 2004. As a
partial qualifier out of high school, McClinton could become
eligible if he graduates by the end of summer school in August
2004.

McClinton played in 10 games a year ago as a backup and had 15
tackles and five quarterback pressures. He played 141 snaps last
season.