No, Jadeveon Clowney did not miss the team bus

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN's Chris Fowler reported that Clowney was not on the South Carolina team bus Saturday. That was apparently incorrect.

Jadeveon Clowney rode the team bus to Saturday's game against Arkansas, according to Josh Kendall of The State. This is news.

Early Saturday morning, ESPN College Gameday host Chris Fowler said that Clowney did not ride with the team to Donald W. Reynolds Stadium, joking that he missed the bus because Spurrier "drove the bus over him."  Spurrier was critical of his star defensive end in a press conference after last week's win over Kentucky.

Most who heard Fowler's comment thought he was telling a joke.

He wasn't. An hour later, Fowler repeated that Clowney had not rode the team bus, forcing South Carolina beat reporter Josh Kendall to tweet that Clowney did, in fact, ride the team bus:

Neither Fowler nor ESPN producers saw Kendall's report, because Fowler repeated a third time that Clowney did not ride the team bus.

Obviously, Gameday fell for a joke and reported it as news. But Jadeveon Clowney was, indeed, on the bus.

UPDATE: ESPN Gameday is now reporting that Clowney was, indeed, on the team bus. ESPN has apologized. Also:

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