Notebook: 3 players disciplined
Published: Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:21 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:21 p.m.
Florida was set to open the season Saturday without three key contributors.
Now, the question becomes, will sophomore wide receiver Demarcus Robinson, senior defensive tackle Darious Cummings and redshirt freshman defensive tackle Jay-nard Bostwick sit out Florida's next game Sept. 6 against Eastern Michigan?
Florida coach Will Muschamp was not made available to the media following the game to address the issue. In announcing the suspensions before the game, Muschamp said he expected all three players to return the following week.
Bostwick and Cummings were suspended for a violation of team rules, and Robinson is suspended because of a university sanction.
"I support the university sanction," Muschamp told the school website. "We have rules here that we have to follow — team, athletic department and university rules — and when you don't follow them there are consequences.”
Robinson was suspended for three games last season. The speedy playmaker from Fort Valley, Ga., was expected to make an impact as a true freshman last season, but finished the year with just five catches for 23 yards.
Cummings had 15 tackles, three tackles for loss and one sack last season and was projected to start at nose tackle. Bostwick, meanwhile, redshirted last season.
Last weather delay
Florida's weather delay was its first since Sept. 1, 2007 against Western Kentucky. That game also was called with 8:23 left in the fourth quarter after a one-hour, two-minute delay. Florida won the game 49-3. In an interesting side note, the last Gator score in the game was a 4-yard TD run by former Gator turned Auburn turned Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.
Team captains for the game were senior safety Jabari Gorman, senior linebacker Michael Taylor, senior offensive lineman Chaz Green and senior center Max Garcia. … Former Gator Lito Sheppard's honorary Mr. Two Bits introduction was wiped out due to the weather. … Florida's contracted payout to Idaho for the game was $975,000 for one play. But the two sides could negotiate a different sum next week, according to a UF spokesperson.
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