Freshman wide receiver Demarcus Robinson was one of the brightest spots of Florida's fall practices, but has gotten off to a slow start on the field for the Gators. He will also miss Florida's SEC opener against Tennessee for a violation of team, Florida announced via Twitter Saturday afternoon.
WR Demarcus Robinson will not play today due to a violation of team rules. #UFvsUT— GatorZone Football (@GatorZoneFB) September 21, 2013
Saying that Robinson will be out for a violation of team rules without terming the absence a suspension is an interesting semantic gambit, but the timing of Florida's announcement is similar to the timing of its announcement of several suspensions prior to the Gators' opener against Toledo.
Robinson, one of the biggest prizes in Florida's 2013 recruiting class, enrolled in January, and spent much of spring and fall practice showing promise as a future star in Florida's receiving corps. But Robinson has been targeted just twice in Florida's first two games as upperclassmen have stepped up, and both of those targets came in the form of errant Jeff Driskel passes against Miami that Robinson couldn't corral.
Robinson was listed as the backup to Quinton Dunbar at the X (or primary) receiver position on Florida's depth chart for this week.
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