On Wednesday, Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain announced junior cornerback Jalen Tabor and redshirt sophomore tight end C’yontai Lewis are suspended immediately from team activities.
Both players will also be suspended for the team’s season-opener against UMass on Saturday, Sept. 3.
“Both C’yontai and Jalen will not be involved with the team or practice due to behavior that is not acceptable,” McElwain said in a press release.
“By no means are these bad guys and yet consequences have been handed down. We will not look the other way when it comes to breaking of team policies. I want to echo what I said earlier, these are both fine young men who will learn and be stronger from their actions. They will also be suspended for the first game. There are life lessons in everything we do. We will be better because of it and no one person is bigger than the Florida Gators.”
Tabor is a big loss for the Gators, but he is no stranger to suspensions.
The starting cornerback was suspended for last year’s game against the Tennessee Volunteers along with former quarterback Treon Harris. Hopefully, Tabor will be able to keep his head on straight moving forward so he can be on the field to help his team out as the season goes on.
At the very least, Tabor needs to make sure he’s on the field against the Vols this season so he can back up all his trash talk.
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