It looks like the Florida Gators will be without one of their better players in the backfield from 2015 season. It was announced early Sunday morning that the Gators had granted sophomore running back Adam Lane his release from the program.
OnlyGators.com announced the news Sunday morning. Lane’s reason for release was said to be due to family issues as reported by head coach Jim McElwain.
“Adam Lane has some family issues that he is dealing with and wants to be closer to home,” McElwain said in a statement released by the school. “As you’ve heard me say many times, family comes first in this program and we will grant him his release and we will do everything we can do to help him.”
Lane only contributed in three games for the Gators as a true freshman in 2014, but his biggest game came in the 2015 Birmingham Bowl where he rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown. This was good enough for his team to beat East Carolina 28-20 and it earned him MVP honors.
Lane along with defensive end Caleb Brantley were both ticketed in July for skipping out on a food bill at a bowling alley. No charges were made against the players and there had been no punishment handed out by the program.
While Lane wasn’t a huge part of the Gators last season, he was sure to get a lot of playing time this upcoming season. That doesn’t seem to be the case now.
The Gators open the season on September 5 when they host New Mexico State.
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