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Gators suspend star cornerback Jalen Tabor for opening game

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The University of Florida will enter the 2016 season without the player who may be the Gators’ best. The Gators have suspended cornerback Jalen Tabor, along with tight end C’yontai Lewis, after the two had an altercation at a Florida practice. “Both C’yontai and Jalen will not be involved with the team or practice due to behavior that is not acceptable,” coach Jim McElwain told the Gainesville Sun. “By no means are these bad guys, and yet consequences have been handed…

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FSU dismisses running back Mario Pender after arrest

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It didn’t take Florida State long to divest itself from running back Mario Pender. The Seminoles removed Pender from the team Saturday evening, only hours after he was arrested for domestic violence and resisting arrest. “(Pender) has been permanently dismissed from the football team following his arrest earlier in the day,” the school said in a statement. “The athletic department will have no further comment at this time.” Pender was ranked as the fourth-best running back in 2012 class. However, he…

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NFL suspendds Jacksonville cornerback Aaron Colvin for PEDs

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In the midst of the momentum being built by the Jacksonville Jaguars, cornerback Aaron Colvin has been suspended for four weeks by the NFL for violating the league policy on performing-enhancing drugs. Colvin will be able to participate in the off-season program and preseason, but will then be barred from the team’s practice facility until Oct. 2, “I made a mistake and I will take full responsibility for it,” he wrote on his Twitter account. “I apologize to my family,…

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Should the Lightning just forget about Jonathan Drouin?

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Right now, the Tampa Bay Lightning could trade him, and no one would blame them. Jonathan Drouin tried to whine his way into the Lightning lineup, and then he tried to whine his way out of the Syracuse lineup. He asked for a trade and, Wednesday night, did not show up for a game. If the Lightning would kick him to the curb, who would care? The Lightning, too, could meet and talk with Drouin. They could explain the way…

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Tampa’s Deiondre Porter suspended by Gators after shooting

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It has not been a calm week at the University of Florida. Only a day after starting quarterback Will Grier was suspended for taking a supplement that contained a performance-enhancing drug, Florida player Deiondre Porter was suspended for shooting toward his girlfriend and putting a handgun to her head. The girlfriend, who is 10 weeks pregnant, denies having a relationship with Porter’s teammate. She and Porter had been dating since 2013. According to the report, the girlfriend saw Porter raise…

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Gators’ backup quarterback Treon Harris suspended for drugs

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For now, the quarterback competition at the University of Florida is closed. Backup quarterback Treon Harris has been suspended after testing positive for drugs. Harris did not play against Kentucky, but coach Jim McElwain went out of his way to suggest that didn’t mean that Will Grier had won the quarterback competition. He pointed out shortcomings in Grier’s efforts, and talked about several situations where Harris might have played. That worked itself out, for the week at least, with Harris’…

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FSU’s Jimbo Fisher says Dalvin Cook’s case must be resolved

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The chances of Texas State pulling an upset against FSU may well rest in the parking lot outside of a Tallahassee bar. FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said Tuesday that the indefinite suspension of star running back Dalvin Cook would continue until there is a resolution to the misdemeanor battery charge he faces. Until then, Fisher said, Cook will not be allowed to practice or to work out with the team. “It’s just like an injury,” Fisher told the Orlando Sentinel…

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