On Wednesday, it was reported that star Florida cornerback Jalen Tabor and tight end C’yontai Lewis were suspended for the season opener for what head coach Jim McElwain called “unacceptable behavior.” It was later reported that the two had gotten into a fight at practice that involved helmets being swung at each other.
McElwain talked about the two players and their suspension for the season opener against UMass.
“I want to echo what I said earlier,” McElwain said. “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, who is expected to be one of the best defensive players this year, took to Twitter and addressed his suspension. He also seemed pretty confused about him getting suspended for a fight at practice.
Last season, Jalen Tabor led the SEC with 14 passes deflected and two of his four interceptions returned for touchdowns. The Gators will certainly miss out on a player like him for the season opener.
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