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S.C. cop claims wrongful termination

Updated: September 27, 2012, 4:41 PM ET
Associated Press

ANDERSON, S.C. -- A local police officer claimed Thursday that he was fired for giving a speeding ticket to a popular college football coach -- fighting words in a state that takes its sports rivalries very seriously.

Officer Michael McClatchy issued a ticket to Clemson coach Dabo Swinney on Sept. 3 after he clocked him going 63 mph in a 35 mph zone in the city of Pickens, located in the same county and just 20 miles down the road from Clemson.

Word of the stop traveled fast as fans ...

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