Gators tailback Jordan Scarlett among two suspended for opener against MI

Gators tailback Jordan Scarlett among two suspended for opener against MI

Gainesville, Fla. - No. 17 Florida has suspended two more players, including starting running back Jordan Scarlett, for its season opener against 11th-ranked MI.

Backup wide receiver Rick Wells also was suspended, which means Florida now has 10 players suspended for the opener.

Florida Gators wide receiver Dre Massey returns a UMass punt for 21 yards and is brought down by Massachusetts Minutemen safety Tedrick Lowery during the game between the Florida Gators and UMass in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday Sept. 3 2

Florida suspended those players - offensive tackle Kadeem Telfort, defensive end Keivonnis Davis, defensive end Jordan Smith, defensive tackle Richerd Desir-Jones, linebacker James Houston and linebacker Ventrell Miller - in mid-August.

The football players in Gainesville can't seem to stay out of trouble. They will not play when the Gators and Wolverines play in Arlington Saturday.

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Earlier this month the school announced the suspension of seven players on the roster, including leading receiver Antonio Callaway, as the players were involved with fraud relating to their scholarship funds.'s Edward Aschoff reported the suspensions were due to players "making improper charges on their student IDs at the school bookstore and then selling those items for cash". Callaway led the Gators with 54 catches for 721 yards in 2016 while Scarlett rushed for 889 yards and six scores.

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Gators coach Jim McElwain is expected to address the latest suspensions after practice today, but the news isn't good for Florida.

Callaway is one of Florida's most unsafe weapons on offense, accounting for 721 yards and three touchdowns, along with 218 yards returning. It was a huge bump in playing time following a freshman season in which he toted the rock only nine times. In May, Callaway was cited for marijuana possession, but he was not suspended, and McElwain stated he was dealing with the situation internally, without a public announcement of discipline.

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