Clemson defensive lineman DeMonte Capehart is currently absent from team activities following a recent arrest on campus.

Per Chapel Fowler of The State, Pickens County court records show that Capehart was arrested on Feb. 6, 2024 and charged with “carrying or displaying firearms (on) school property,” as well as a traffic charge of “failure to exercise due care while operating a motor vehicle.” Clemson Police’s crime log indicates that Capehart’s arrest occurred at 188 Old Greenville Highway in Clemson, near soccer stadium Historic Riggs Field.

“We have been aware of the facts of the case from the start, and he is not presently participating in team activities while awaiting completion of all legal and university processes,” a Clemson spokesperson said in a statement provided to The State.

According to Pickens County records, Capehart posted bond for both the traffic and weapons charges. South Carolina statutes indicate that those found guilty of the weapons charge, which is a felony, face a potential fine of up to $5,000 or imprisonment of up to five years, or both.

Capehart is entering his fifth year with the Tigers. After making just 9 appearances in his first two seasons (2020-21), he played in 25 games over the past two seasons. In 34 appearances as a reserve, Capehart enters 2024 with 32 tackles (9 for loss), 2 sacks, a pass breakup and a forced fumble in 302 snaps.

From a football perspective, Dabo Swinney and his staff hope to have Capehart’s situation figured out soon, as spring practice (and any transfers that follow) will provide some early insight into the depth chart for the fall.