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Florida dismisses starting DT Thomas

Updated: November 4, 2006, 5:46 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Florida defensive tackle Marcus Thomas has been dismissed from the team for "failing to meet responsibilities and obligations," school spokesperson Steve McClain confirmed on Saturday.

Thomas did not accompany the Gators on their trip to Vanderbilt.

"Marcus did not meet his responsibilities and obligations to remain on the team," coach Urban Meyer said in the statement.

After Florida beat Vanderbilt 25-19, Meyer was asked about Thomas. He repeatedly referred reporters ...

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