Ga­tors sus­pend two more play­ers

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - - SPORTS - Edgar Thomp­son

GAINESVILLE — UF coach was shocked to find out Wed­nes­day he would have to sus­pend start­ing TB

and another player for the Ga­tors’ season opener against Michi­gan.

But McEl­wain said he was not about to let the team’s lead­ing re­turn­ing rusher play, even if it fur­ther di­min­ished his team’s chances to win.

Scar­lett and red­shirt fresh­man WR will join eight other play­ers McEl­wain has sus­pended for the high­pro­file, na­tion­ally tele­vised matchup.

The sus­pen­sions are re­lated to the seven sus­pen­sions handed down Aug. 14 for al­leged mis­use of school funds, ac­cord­ing to a source.

UF Po­lice Depart­ment spokesman Maj. con­firmed there is an on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion into al­leged credit card fraud by Ga­tors foot­ball play­ers. McEl­wain said he be­lieved no more play­ers are in­volved. “I didn’t ex­pect these. I don’t ex­pect any more,” McEl­wain said. “But at the same time, if there is, it will be dealt with. Like I said, some places, who knows, you might try to fig­ure it out and yet at the end of the day, the pos­i­tive is we’re go­ing to han­dle what it is and not run and hide.”

Star WR head­lined the group of play­ers pre­vi­ously tied in the in­ci­dent. All of them re­main sus­pended in­def­i­nitely.

Fresh­man also is sus­pended fol­low­ing his Aug. 21 ci­ta­tion for mar­i­juana pos­ses­sion.

No. 17 UF vs. No. 11 Michi­gan, Satur­day, 3:30

Jor­dan Scar­lett Next game:

p.m., ABC

Jim McEl­wain An­to­nio Call­away James Robin­son Rick Wells Brad Bar­ber

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