YIKES: Clemson’s Dabo Swinney Calls Himself ‘Osama bin Dabo”

Clemson Football Coach Dabo Swinney is one of the most likable guys in America.


He’s the head coach of the defending National Champion Clemson Tigers. He’s won two Championships in the Nick Saban era, and not many can ever make that claim.

However in a recent interview on a Sirius XM radio show, did he cross the line? It was meant as a joke, but the college football world isn’t taking it as one.

Dabo referred to himself in a recent interview as “Osama bin Dabo”

He joked about recruiting against Saban in his home state of Alabama, and how Alabamians have “made me a stepbrother now, but I am still in the family.”

During the broadcast the leader of the Tigers jokingly referred to himself as “Osama bin Dabo” when he enters Alabama, a reference to former Al-Queda founder Osama bin Laden..

Here’s the actual statement from Swinney:

“I think it was all fun and games early on. It was ‘aww, isn’t that sweet?’ and all that stuff. I don’t know about walls, but I am kinda like Osama Bin Dabo. I have to navigate my way through the caves and back channels to make my way through Alabama these days. They aren’t as happy to see me. But it’s all good. It’s a good problem.” -Dabo Swinney

Do you think he crossed the line?

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