GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida coach Jim McElwain has suspended five players for Saturday’s game against UMass.
Star cornerback Jalen “Teez” Tabor and tight end C’yontai Lewis are missing the season opener because of fighting, as previously announced. McElwain said Monday wide receivers Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Wells will be suspended for their BB gun incident in July.
McElwain added that a senior is also suspended for UMass, but didn’t name the player.
“We’ve had some guys that obviously made some choices not to play in this game,” McElwain said. “And yet, those guys will join us when the time’s ready.”
Sophomore wideout Antonio Callaway has been fully reinstated to the team and will play Saturday.
Receiver Kalif Jackson (foot), offensive guard Antonio Riles (torn ACL) and defensive backs Quincy Lenton (broken foot) and C.J. Williams (torn ACL) are all out with injuries.
Zach Abolverdi is the Florida beat writer for SEC Country and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.