Florida cornerback Jalen Tabor, who has been extremely outspoken about Tennessee over the offseason, is one of two Florida players suspended from practice indefinitely and the first game of the season, coach Jim McElwain announced on Wednesday, joining sophomore tight 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.”
Tabor has become somewhat of a public enemy for UT fans this offseason after taking several jabs at the Vols via both social media and through the media such as this:
"Tennessee has come close 2 years in a row but close only works in horseshoes" – @_31Flavorz
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) August 11, 2016
Tabor, who is ranked as one of the top cornerback prospects in the nation and was a Preseason All-SEC selection, was suspended for the Tennessee game last season.