Fall Sports · Football

Jalen Tabor and C’yontai Lewis suspended for opener

Gainesville-  Florida Gators football head coach Jim McElwain made the following statement on the team website regarding star junior CB Jalen “Teez” Tabor and redshirt sophomore C’yontai Lewis:

“Both C’yontai and Jalen will not be involved with the team or practice due to behavior that is not acceptable,” McElwain said. “By no means are these bad guys and yet consequences have been handed down. We will not look the other way when it comes to breaking of team policies. I want to echo what I said earlier, 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.”

It is not immediately known what the two did, and it is unlikely we will ever hear Coach Mac provide an explanation, given how he has handled discipline in the past. 

Both Tabor and Lewis will be suspended for the UMASS game on Sept. 3 and are unable to participate in practice.  

UPDATE (1:13PM EST): Per the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Zach Abolverdi, both players are suspended for role in a serious altercation. Nothing drug related. Apparently the fight started during practice and escalated after practice in the locker room. 

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