A North Carolina man has been convicted of malicious damage under $2,000 of the case that surrounds Clemson football's Howard's Rock.
Micah Rogers was found not guilty of the more serious charge of grand larceny. He was sentenced on Thursday to a fine of $1,000 and 30 days in jail. The judge suspended that sentence if Rogers completes 25 days of community service and pays a $1,700 fine.
Prosecutors said Rogers, of Pisgah Forest, had damaged the case surrounding the rock at Clemson's Memorial Stadium and chipped off and stole a piece of it in June 2013.
The rock sits on a pedestal at the entrance to the Tigers' football stadium. The coaches and players touch it before running down the hill before the start of games.
Verdict handed down in Howard's Rock case
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