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Florida suspends Jalen Tabor, C'yontai Lewis for practice fight

Posted at 1:53 PM, Aug 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 13:56:48-04

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida coach Jim McElwain has suspended standout cornerback Jalen Tabor and tight end C'yontai Lewis, saying neither will play in the team's season opener against UMass.

McElwain made the announcement Wednesday, but did not say what prompted the suspensions.

A person familiar with the situation said Tabor and Lewis are being punished for fighting in practice. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because McElwain has not revealed the reason behind the suspensions.

McElwain says "we will not look the other way when it comes to breaking of team policies. ... 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."