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Florida’s Antonio Callaway, Jordan Scarlett likely out for Tennessee game

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Did last week’s game cancellation against Northern Colorado mean an early end for Florida’s suspended players? It looks like the answer is no.

Florida coach Jim McElwain said Wednesday that there is no change in the status for the nine players under suspension ahead of Saturday’s game against Tennessee, meaning they likely will not play.

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The list includes two of Florida’s top offensive weapons, wide receiver Antonio Callaway and running back Jordan Scarlett. The Gators missed both badly in their season-opening loss to Michigan, in which the team didn’t even crack the 200-yard mark in total offense.

The two had already been omitted from the depth chart before the game against Northern Colorado, which was wiped off the calendar due to Hurricane Irma.

The nine suspended players are reportedly under investigation for misuse of school funds.

Defensive linemen Keivonnis Davis, Richerd Desir-Jones and Jordan Smith, linebackers James Houston and Ventrell Miller, offensive tackle Kadeem Telfort, and wide receiver Rick Wells are the seven other players under suspension.

Freshman wide receiver James Robinson also was suspended against Michigan, though his discipline came because of a citation by University of Florida police for marijuana possession. He was listed on the depth chart ahead of the canceled game against Northern Colorado.

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