Florida suspends 2 more for MI game, including leading rusher

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Head Coach Jim McElwain has announced that Jordan Scarlett and Rick Wells are suspended from all team activities. That brings to 10 the total number of Florida players suspended for Saturday's game in Arlington, Texas.

Star receiver Antonio Callaway headlined the group of players previously involved in the incident.

The football players in Gainesville can't seem to stay out of trouble.

The 17th-ranked Gators will now be without their top target and rusher from a season ago, in addition to reserve offensive linemen Kadeem Telfort and Richerd Desir-Jones, linebackers James Houston and Ventrell Miller and defensive linemen Jordan Smith and Keivonnis Davis.

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The Gators might be in trouble against MI with another receiver out - Robinson would have replaced Callaway (already suspended) in the season opener.

The suspensions are related to the seven suspensions handed down August 14 for alleged misuse of school funds, according to a source.

ESPN.com's Edward Aschoff reported the suspensions were due to players "making improper charges on their student IDs at the school bookstore and then selling those items for cash".

Of the suspended players, the losses of juniors Callaway and Scarlett are the most significant. Scarlett earned the starting job during the 2016 season, proving he could be the lone No. 1 back while picking up 889 yards and six touchdowns on 179 carries. He tops Florida's running back depth chart, with Lamical Perine and Mark Thompson behind him. He did not practice with the team that spring, but returned to classes during the summer and participated fully in fall practice.