Florida’s leading returning receiver, Antonio Callaway, and six other players will be suspended for the Gators’ season opener against Michigan on Sept. 2, the school announced Sunday.
Florida Coach Jim McElwain did not elaborate on the reason for the suspensions, but ESPN reported the players used their school-issued IDs to make improper charges at the bookstore and then sold those items for cash.
Callaway was cleared of that alleged violation of Florida’s student conduct code last August and fully reinstated to the team before the team’s season opener.
McElwain declined to speculate at SEC Media Days last month whether Callaway would be suspended for the season opener as a result of that charge.
The other suspended players for Florida’s opener against the Wolverines at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex., are linebackers James Houston and Ventrell Miller, offensive lineman Kadeem Telfort and defensive linemen Keivonnis Davis, Jordan Smith, Richerd Desir-Jones.
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