GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Six Florida football players, including top receiver Tyrie Cleveland and highly touted freshman quarterback Emory Jones, are facing university disciplinary action following an on-campus altercation that included the brandishing of Airsoft guns that resembled assault rifles.
Florida allows 4 suspended players to rejoin team activities
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Running back Jordan Scarlett and three other Florida players suspended last season amid felony fraud charges have rejoined team activities.
School officials confirmed the return of the players Tuesday to The Associated Press.
"All of our players understand the standards and expectations we have of them to be members of the Florida football program," Florida coach Dan Mullen said in a statement.
Suspended Florida players get pre-trial intervention
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Seven suspended Florida players, including standout receiver Antonio Callaway, are entering a pretrial intervention program that could result in the dismissal of felony credit card fraud charges.
Florida suspends 2 more for opener, including RB Scarlett
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 17 Florida suspended two more players Wednesday for its season opener against 11th-ranked Michigan, including starting running back Jordan Scarlett.
Scarlett and receiver Rick Wells were suspended indefinitely from all team activities for misusing schools funds, bringing to 10 the total number of Florida players suspended for the game Saturday in Arlington, Texas.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida quarterback Kyle Trask had knee surgery Wednesday and is expected to make a full recovery in four weeks.
A redshirt freshman from Manvel, Texas, Trask fell behind projected starter Feleipe Franks during spring practice and was outplayed in the annual Orange & Blue game last week. Working mostly with the second-team offense and against the starting defense, Trask completed 6 of 15 passes for 66 yards, with an interception.
Florida WR Tyrie Cleveland gets probation in BB gun shooting
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida receiver Tyrie Cleveland has pleaded guilty to criminal mischief for firing a BB gun into an on-campus residence hall in July.
Cleveland entered the plea Friday, one week after teammate and fellow freshman Rick Wells signed a deferred prosecution agreement with the State Attorney's Office in the same case. The charge was reduced Sept. 6 from a felony to a misdemeanor.
Charges reduced for Florida freshmen WRs Cleveland, Wells
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida freshmen Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Wells are now facing misdemeanor charges for firing BB guns inside a residence hall in July.
State Attorney Bill Cervone said Tuesday that felony charges against Cleveland and Wells were reduced to criminal mischief, a first-degree misdemeanor.
No. 25 Florida rules out WR Worton for opener vs UMass
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 25 Florida has ruled out receiver C.J. Worton for its season opener Saturday against UMass.
Coach Jim McElwain said Wednesday that Worton, who is being counted on to be a significant part of the receiving corps, won't be available because of a high ankle sprain. Worton hasn't practiced since injuring his right ankle about three weeks ago.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will allow troubled receivers Antonio Callaway, Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Wells to practice when fall camp opens Thursday.
Coach Jim McElwain says all three will be on the field despite their ongoing issues.
Callaway was suspended in January for violating the university's code of conduct policy. He was partially reinstated in June, and allowed to return to campus and work out with teammates. McElwain has repeatedly declined to...