Well, there you have it.
Reports surfaced Wednesday that a pair of Florida football players, linebacker Ventrell Miller and wide receiver James Robinson, had been cited early Monday morning for misdemeanor possession of marijuana at an on-campus residence. It was thought at the time that the status of at least one of the players, Miller, who is already in Jim McElwain‘s doghouse, might be tenuous at best.
Based on head coach’s response issued for public consumption, that doesn’t appear to be the case at all. For either player.
Statement from UF spokesperson on James Robinson/Ventrell Miller: “Coach Mac is aware and it has been dealt with.” #Gators
— Jordan McPherson (@J_McPherson1126) August 24, 2017
In other words, it appears whatever punishment is in the offing will be handled internally, which is usually code for no missed game time.
Miller, a freshman, is one of seven Gator football players suspended for the opener against Michigan. This incident is unrelated to that suspension.
On the other side, this is Robinson’s second brush with the law involving weed this year.
Robinson was arrested for a pot possession offense during an official visit to Ohio State in late January. As a result of his arrest, Florida was set to keep McElwain from adding Robinson to their 2017 recruiting class. However, he did end up signing with the Gators this past February and was the team’s second-highest-rated recruit, behind only offensive lineman Tedarrell Slaton.
Earlier this month, he was finally cleared academically and enrolled at the university.