Florida Suspends Seven Players Ahead of Opener Against Michigan

By Johnny Ginter on August 13, 2017 at 6:45 pm
Florida's Antonio Callaway
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Jim Harbaugh is probably really pissed that Florida will not be at full strength when they play their opener against the Gators on September 2nd, but the rest of the Michigan-liking world will probably welcome this news with open arms:

Florida said seven players have been suspended for the Gators’ season-opening game vs. Michigan.

Included in the group is wide receiver Antonio Callaway, Florida’s leading receiver in 2016.

“We have a small group of players that have made some choices that are extremely disappointing,” Florida coach Jim McElwain said in a statement. “Action has been taken – they have missed some practice and will miss the Michigan game. We will use this as a learning opportunity and we will have some players step up as we move forward.”

The other players suspended are defensive end Keivonnis Davis, defensive tackle Richerd Desir-Jones, linebacker James Houston, linebacker Ventrell Miller, defensive lineman Jordan Smith and offensive lineman Kadeem Telfort.

With all of that said, this is a far, far cry from the ridiculous $150,000 figure that was thrown around in the rumor mill, and Notre Dame transfer Malik Zaire is not implicated at all. And if I really wanted to be glib, I'd say that "using school-issued, cost-of-attendance credit cards to buy electronics from the school bookstore and then selling those items for cash" is actually a pretty genius hustle and probably shouldn't get them in trouble at all.

But I'm just your average Ohio State fan, so I wouldn't know anything about that.

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