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Saturday, August 30, 2014
Florida suspends 3 for opener

By Jeff Barlis
ESPN.com

Darious Cummings
Darious Cummings had 15 tackles with a sack and an interception last season for the Gators.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida coach Will Muschamp suspended three players, including starting defensive tackle Darious Cummings, prior to the Gators' opener against Idaho, which was later suspended because of unsafe field conditions Saturday.

Sophomore wide receiver Demarcus Robinson, who is expected to play a big role in Florida's new spread offense, and backup DT Jay-nard Bostwick were also suspended.

A school official said after the game was called that a determination on whether the trio's suspension would carry over to the Gators' next game would not be made Saturday night. Muschamp said before the game that he had expected all three players to return next week.

Cummings, a senior, had 15 tackles with one sack and an interception last season. Robinson, who had five catches last season, will miss his fourth game due to suspension since arriving at UF.

Muschamp said Bostwick and Cummings both violated team rules, and Robinson is out because of "a university sanction that is now resolved."

"I support the university sanction," Muschamp said before the game. "We have rules here that we have to follow -- team, athletic department and university rules -- and when you don't follow them there are consequences."

No makeup date was scheduled for the season opener, which was delayed twice by heavy rain. The season opener for both teams started after a nearly three-hour lightning delay -- and then stopped after 10 seconds, before ultimately being called off.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.