Florida suspends seven players for season opener against MI


Florida announced on Sunday that seven players have been suspended for the season-opening game against MI in Arlington, Texas, for unspecified reasons.

Davis, a junior defensive end, attended Miami Central and Desir-Jones, a redshirt sophomore defensive tackle, attended St. Thomas Aquinas.

This is not the first off-field trouble for Callaway.

Callaway's possible suspension has been a hot topic since his May 13 citation for marijuana possession while he was a passenger in the vehicle with Kendrick Williams, a 40-year-old Gainesville man with a history of brushes with the law.

"We have a small group of players that have made some choices that are extremely disappointing", Florida coach Jim McElwain said in a school release. In July, he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after police found marijuana in his pocket during a traffic stop. Here's a closer look at how these six suspensions impact their respective positions.

Davis started five games last season. His 5 quarterback hurries last season tied for second on the team.

The Gators will open their season September 2 against the Wolverines at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Telfort, a true freshman, has been considered a potential contributor. The other two suspended defensive linemen - Desir-Jones and Smith - had a chance to play on special teams.

"Physically, he's done a great job", McElwain said of Telfort on Friday. And it's really seemed to elevate his game as far as knowing what the look is and now knowing what the assignment is.

The team's leading receiver has missed time before. The school did not state why the players are being suspended. He's also a threat on special teams as well.