Former Temple Running Back Says he was Mistreated by Staff

Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

In late September, head coach Rod Carey told the media that running back Iverson Clement had left the Temple football program. Clement, a New Jersey native, had transferred to the Owls from Florida after playing sparingly in Gainesville.

At the time, Clement said he did not leave the team willingly, and followed up this week by saying he was mistreated by the program, sharing this message on Twitter:

Clement also shared this video:

That’s a picture of Brad Ohrt, who is the Director of Football Sports Performance. He joined the Owls from Northern Illinois in 2019, so he came over with Rod Carey.

The only other relevant thing I can find on this is a passage from a 247sports story dating back to late September:

Temple running back Iverson Clement has left the Owls program, coach Rod Carey told reporters Monday. Clement, who transferred from Florida this offseason, was not with the program during fall camp and so far this year due to personal reasons.

“He’s back and forth right now,” Carey said of Clement in August. “We’ve got some things going on with him that we’ve got to get him settled down with his life and everything like that. So he hasn’t been around a whole ton right now. But we’re looking forward to getting him back in the mix here, and just trying to be supportive of him.”

A story to keep an eye on.

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