Good thing Florida is playing its usual tough opener…

Jim McElwain has suspended two key players immediately from practice and team activities.

The Florida coach announced Wednesday that All-American cornerback Jalen Tabor and tight end C’yontai Lewis will not play in the season opener on Sept. 3 against UMass.

“Both C’yontai and Jalen will not be involved with the team or practice due to behavior that is not acceptable,” McElwain said. “By no means are these bad guys and yet consequences have been handed down. We will not look the other way when it comes to breaking of team policies.

“I want to echo what I said earlier, these are both fine young men who will learn and be stronger from their actions. They will also be suspended for the first game. There are life lessons in everything we do. We will be better because of it and no one person is bigger than the Florida Gators.”

Man, that’s gonna shave at least a couple of points off the spread, right?

Speaking of no one person being bigger than the Florida Gators, would this be the appropriate time to mention that this isn’t Tabor’s first suspension rodeo?

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UPDATE:  At least it’s for something different.

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15 responses to “Good thing Florida is playing its usual tough opener…

  1. Bright Idea

    Wasn’t Tabor getting a lot of love from Finebum last week?

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  2. sUGArdaddy

    1% of 1%. One starts to get the feeling of what was happening at Auburn last year now in Gainesville. The wheels might come off. One can only hope.

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  3. Spike

    Huntley Johnson is holding on line 1..

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  4. Does anyone think these guys would be suspended if they were opening with Hillbillies or if this happened the week of the WLOCP?

    Me neither …

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  5. stoopnagle

    So, get as high as you want, but don’t break team policies. Got it.

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    • W Cobb Dawg

      I’m trying to get this straight. Wasn’t the fighting consensual? And if they both said they were so stoned they didn’t remember anything, it would’ve been okay. Gonna need some more boosters for mediation.

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  6. C

    What’s worse. Fight each other in practice or blocking each other during a game!

    Go Gatas!

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    • Cojones

      That was funny as hell in both instances of in-game blocking and it happened in succeeding years. Old FU; they just can’t get enough practice.

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  7. Cojones

    If they had just stopped to think, they could have been accused of rape and gotten off scot-free. Next time they will confer with Antonio.

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    • Cousin Eddie

      Maybe they call tell McE they were raping each other and he can let them play after a quick “trial” that some jort wearing uf fan gets to preside over.

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  8. ApalachDawg

    Only in America can this crap get sold with a straight face. Speechless…

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  9. Yo, man, we talkin’ ’bout PRACTICE. PRACTICE, man. PRACTICE.

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  10. Hobnail_Boot

    I like to pile on UF as much as anyone but this is not newsworthy.

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