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Saturday, September 3, 2011
Sharrif Floyd ruled ineligible by NCAA

By Edward Aschoff

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida sophomore defensive end Sharrif Floyd was ruled ineligible for the Gators' opener against Florida Atlantic, the school announced Saturday.

“We have declared Sharrif Floyd ineligible and he is not eligible to compete until his eligibility is reinstated the NCAA,” the university’s athletic department said in a statement. “We have been and will continue to work with the NCAA until this matter is resolved. This is an issue that is not related to sports agents, University of Florida boosters or his recruitment to Florida. We will not have any additional comment on this matter until it is resolved.”

Floyd moved from defensive tackle to end during preseason camp and was expected to be more versatile for the Gators on the outside.

Senior William Green started in Floyd's place opposite sophomore Ronald Powell.

Floyd was the most productive of Florida's much-heralded freshman defensive line class last season that took a lot of criticism for attitude issues last year. A season later, and this is just more drama for that class.