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Florida Gators suspend seven for season-opener

Florida Gators suspend seven for season-opener

The University of Florida has suspended seven of its players, including wide receiver Antonio Callaway, for its season opener against the University of MI on September 2, according to an official release from the school (via Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated).

The school did not release details about the nature of the suspension - McElwain merely said they "made some choices that are extremely disappointing" in the school's press release. "Action has been taken - they have missed some practice and will miss the MI game", said Gators head coach Jim McElwain. "We will use this as a learning opportunity and we will have some players step up as we move forward", coach Jim McElwain said in a statement. Davis played in every game in 2016 for Florida and forced a fumbled in the Gators' Outback Bowl win over Iowa. The junior led the Gators with 54 catches and 721 receiving yards last season while adding four touchdowns from scrimmage.

According to 247Sports, the players are being suspended for a misuse of school-issued funds intended for specific use. He was found to be not responsible by the school and returned to the team in August.

Of the seven suspended players, Callaway is the lone starter.

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The junior from Miami faced internal discipline for a marijuana citation in May that resulted in him pleading no contest to possession of drug paraphernalia.

Davis, the next biggest contributor of the bunch, appeared in all 13 games and started five last season.

Losing the two linebackers in Miller and Houston hurts a Florida linebacker corps that does not have an upperclassman on scholarship.

The team's leading receiver has missed time before. He's also a threat on special teams as well.


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