Florida has its leading receiver back for the SEC championship game after serving a one-game suspension.
After practice on Wednesday, Jim McElwain announced that wide receiver Demarcus Robinson will return to the team.
“He’s come a long ways, but he still has a long ways to go,” McElwain said, according to Edgar Thompson of the Orlando Sentinel.
McElwain left the decision on whether or not he could return to the team to the seniors.
“Yeah, the seniors got together and gave him an opportunity to talk to the team,” McElwain said, according to Rivals’ Landon Watnick. “It was a choice for him to not be with his family and us in the last ballgame. Sometimes, the greatest lessons in life are when things are taken away from you and you’re no longer enabled. As I said before, he has come a long ways, but he still has a long ways to go to understand it’s not OK to make choices that hurt your team.”
McElwain did not say if Robinson will play on Saturday just yet.
Robinson’s suspension this past Saturday marked the fourth time that he has been suspended from the team. In 2013, he missed the Tennessee game for a violation of team rules. Later on in that season, he missed the final two games because of another violation of team rules. Though the game was rained out, he was suspended for the 2014 season opener due to a university sanction.