Florida Gators Suspend Seven Players For Opener Against Michigan

  August 14, 2017 13:54
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Antonio Callaway
Antonio Callaway
Antonio Callaway among Gators suspended for season opener.

Seven member of the University of Florida football team, including star wide receiver, Antonio Callaway, have been suspended for the Gators' season opener against the Michigan Wolverines.

According to ESPN, Callaway and six others were suspended "for making improper charges on their student IDs at the school bookstore and then selling those items for cash."

Per ESPN,

"We have a small group of players that have made some choices that are extremely disappointing," head coach Jim McElwain said in a statement, though he did not elaborate on the reason for the suspensions. "Action has been taken -- they have missed some practice and will miss the Michigan game. We will use this as a learning opportunity and we will have some players step up as we move forward."

Along with Callaway, the Gators will also be without offensive lineman Kadeem Telfort, linebackers James Houston and Ventrell Miller, and defensive linemen Jordan SmithRicherd Desir-Jones and Keivonnis Davis.

Each of the players are expected to return the items or repay the bookstore.

Last season, Callaway had 54 catches and a team-high 721 yards to go along with three touchdowns. The Gators head into the season ranked #16 in the coaches preseason poll. Michigan is currently ranked 9th.

The two teams will square off on September 2nd at 3:30 pm EST on ABC at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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