The Florida football program has announced seven players will be suspended for the 2017 season-opener against Michigan, including star wide receiver Antonio Callaway.
Callaway, who is no stranger to off-field issues and was already expected to be suspended for his May citation for marijuana possession, is the only starter suspended. He was also accused of sexual assault in 2016.
The others are offensive lineman Kadeem Telfort; linebackers James Houston and Ventrell Miller; and defensive linemen Richerd Desir-Jones, Jordan Smith and Keivonnis Davis.
“We have a small group of players that have made some choices that are extremely disappointing. Action has been taken – they have missed some practice and will miss the Michigan game,” head coach Jim McElwain said in a statement on the school’s official website.
“We will use this as a learning opportunity and we will have some players step up as we move forward.”
Florida and Michigan are facing off in the regular season for the first time in history on Saturday, Sept. 2 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas in the 2017 AdvoCare Classic.
Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET.