On the field during Clemson’s Week 10 win over N.C. State, Wolfpack defensive lineman Bradley Chubb tried to fluster Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant by continually stealing the towel tucked into Bryant’s waistband.
More than a week later, he continues to troll the Tigers by walking around with a purple towel with the Clemson logo on it tucked into his shorts.
N.C. State running back Nyheim Hines tweeted a picture of Chubb with the towel at N.C. State’s football facility on Monday. Raleigh News & Observer beat reporter Joe Giglio also reported seeing Chubb walking into the building with the towel on display.
— Nyheim Hines++ (@TheNyNy7) November 12, 2017
Just saw him in the Murph parking lot with his purple Clemson towel https://t.co/lJE7qGf87b
— Joe Giglio (@jwgiglio) November 13, 2017
While Chubb said he’s been doing that to opposing players all season, his towel thievery against Clemson became a story when it was caught by the ESPN broadcast and discussed by Clemson coach Dabo Swinney in the days following the game.
Chubb’s antics were coupled with the short-lived but entertaining “laptop-gate” scandal, in which N.C. State coach Dave Doeren called for a laptop spotted on the Clemson sideline to be investigated. Swinney responded by joking that the laptop was being used to order an emergency shipment of towels.
Will someone please tell Bradley Chubb that Belk has a lovely selection of designer hand towels?
There's no need to take the QB's property.
— Belk Bowl = Best Bowl (@belkbowl) November 4, 2017
The purple towel Chubb rocked Monday does not appear to be one he stole from Bryant this season. Bryant’s towels during the matchup were exclusively white.
Chubb is second in the nation in tackles for loss this season with 21.5. Monday, he was named the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week for the third time this year after totaling 2.5 sacks and 5 tackles for loss in a 17-14 win at Boston College.