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Star WR Antonio Callaway one of seven Gators suspended for MI opener

Star WR Antonio Callaway one of seven Gators suspended for MI opener

Other players suspended are freshman linebacker James Houston, freshman offensive lineman Kadeem Telfort, junior defensive lineman Keivonnis Davis, freshman defensive lineman Jordan Smith, sophomore defensive lineman Richerd Desir-Jones and freshman linebacker Ventrell Miller. "Action has been taken-they have missed some practice and will miss the MI game".

It is unclear what punishment the players received, though some players have missed practice time.

They're also another blow to Callaway, who has gotten in trouble off the field before.

Callaway was Florida's top receiver the past two seasons, amassing 721 yards and three touchdowns in 2016.

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.




"But there's still some requirements on everybody to see where we'll be at going into the MI game, and obviously that'll be answered when we go into game week", McElwain said more than a week before the suspensions were announced. He also is a dynamic punt returner.

Callaway was suspended from the football team in April 2016 amid allegations of sexual battery. In May, Callaway was cited for marijuana possession, but he was not suspended from the team. He received a misdemeanor marijuana citation in May and admitted during a Title IX hearing a year ago that he was under the influence of marijuana during an alleged sexual assault.

Davis started five games last season.

The other six players suspended for undisclosed reasons were expected to play smaller roles for the Gators.

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


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