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Reports: Six Florida Gators suspended for Toledo game

Loucheiz Purifoy AP

The day before the season opener always has a bit of buzz, but today there was a cause for alarm in Gainesville with rumors os suspensions flying around. As it turns out, a total of three Florida Gators could be suspended for the season opener against Toledo in The Swamp, including cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy.

UPDATE (6:57 P.M.):  Gator Country is reporting more suspensions , for six total.

Gator Country first reported the suspension news and Gator Bait later shared some confirmed information regarding the suspension talk. According to Luke Stampini of Gator Bait, Purifoy, defensive tackle Darious Cummings and wide receiver  Latroy Pittman will all sit out against Toledo on Saturday, although the cause for the suspensions has not been reported.

Purifoy was listed as a co-starter at cornerback for the Gators, along with Jaylen Watkins. Cummings and Pittman are each listed on the second team at their respective positions. Cummings may have seen more playing time on a defensive lien rotation throughout the game, so the Florida defensive linemen will have to be ready for another few snaps.

Toledo has just the kind of offense that can take advantage of a defense that needs to work a little more too. With a strong running game led by David Fluellen, the Rockets will look to spread the field and wear down the Florida defense as much as they possibly can. This is not to suggest that the suspensions will make Toledo a favorite this weekend, but Toledo is not the kind of team a tiring defense will want to allow to hang around deep in to the game.

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12 Responses to “Reports: Six Florida Gators suspended for Toledo game”
  1. effjohntaylornorelation says: Aug 30, 2013 7:43 PM

    I just read the Gator Country article/link. OMG, what great names! LOL!

  2. jrs45 says: Aug 30, 2013 7:57 PM

    It’s Urban’s fault lol!!!

  3. barkleyblows says: Aug 30, 2013 8:14 PM

    That damn Urban Meyer!!

  4. overratedgators says: Aug 30, 2013 9:36 PM

    As always … Stay classy, Gators.

  5. sillec28 says: Aug 30, 2013 9:45 PM

    Cummings and Pittman aren’t that big a deal but losing Purifoy against a passing team like Toledo is a major loss. He’s our best DB and was also going to be used some at WR.

  6. dkhhuey says: Aug 31, 2013 9:07 AM

    f@#$ing Urban Meyer!!!

  7. dhardy8207 says: Aug 31, 2013 9:37 AM

    LOL @ all the love for Urban Meyer…My my how the mighty have fallen from the days of Urban and Timmy Tebow when the gator nation worshiped the turf both of their demi gods walked!… However I doubt Urban is sweating this news. No No his thoughts are being disrupted by the possibility of being a point of focus during the Hernandez trial…

  8. swampcannons says: Aug 31, 2013 10:48 AM

    As always, overrated’s a douche.

  9. swampcannons says: Aug 31, 2013 10:53 AM

    LOL @ all the osu trolls talking smack about it being Urban’s fault. You know, the same losers that couldn’t stand him when he was UF’s coach are now his most fervent supporters. Do you still refer to him as Urban Cryer?! It’s gonna be hilarious when you don’t win the B1G this season. Make sure to come back then so we can hear your petty excuses.

  10. dhardy8207 says: Aug 31, 2013 11:10 AM

    @ swampcannons:

    I don’t buy in to all media tidbits, but whether he is found to be a contributor to the Hernandez zoo happenings or not, Urban will definately get hit with the distractions of having to answer questions regarding the latest accusasions.

    “Finally, the report contends that former Florida coach Urban Meyer “may have helped cover up failed drug tests, along with two violent incidents — an assault and a drive-by shooting outside a local bar.”

    One has to wonder how far any coach would go to protect the integrity of the program they work for. No one wants to volunteerly give their career a death blow, but most don’t want to see the institution suffer embarrassment or the blame for recruiting some idiot that would commit such extremely violent crimes.

  11. totallysirius says: Aug 31, 2013 3:10 PM

    Institutional thug mentality.

  12. swampcannons says: Aug 31, 2013 3:54 PM


    I totally agree. The players that just got suspended were under Muschamp’s watch and he handled it accordingly. No one is blaming Urb for this, just bitter osu trolls that have nothing better to do putting words in UF’s mouth. Muschamp booted Janoris Jenkins(prized Meyer recruit) when we really needed him and that’s something that Urb would never do. Muschamp might not be as savvy as Meyer but he has a helluva lot more integrity. We are better off with him and I wish ohio state the best of luck with Meyer as they’re gonna need it.

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