As if Florida's offense needed any more bad news, more came with the suspension of freshman wide receiver Demarcus Robinson. He will miss the remainder of the year for violating team rules, per Thomas Goldkamp of 247Sports.
#Gators WR Demarcus Robinson suspended rest of year for violating team rules, his 2nd suspension this year. 8th overall suspension for UF.— Thomas Goldkamp (@Goldkamp247) November 23, 2013
Earlier in the year, Robinson was suspended for another violation of team rules. Not exactly how most would like to start their collegiate career.
Is this the end of Demarcus Robinson's career at Florida?
While Florida's offense is ranked dead last in the SEC, the good news is that this suspension isn't going to do much damage. Robinson only has five receptions on the season for 23 yards and zero touchdowns. When he wasn't dealing with off-field issues, he struggled to earn playing time behind guys such as Quinton Dunbar, Solomon Patton and Trey Burton.
The Gators may also have their season end a little early as wins against Georgia Southern and Florida State are needed in order to qualify for a bowl appearance. Overall, most Florida fans won't even notice his absence.
If anything, this suspension may be a sign of things to come in the near future. With the lack of production and, now, two suspensions in one year, there is a possibility Robinson may have ended his young career in Gainesville.
@MassChamp - Wouldn't surprise me at all.— Thomas Goldkamp (@Goldkamp247) November 23, 2013
It's important to note that details of the suspension haven't been released. But if this is the end, it would be a big blow to this struggling Florida program.
Robinson was a 4-star recruit coming out of high school. He was one of the top recruits of the 2013 class, and his size at 6'2" and speed was very intriguing to the Gators coaching staff. Considering Florida is having a harder time than usual bringing in top tier offensive players, the last thing this team needs is for Robinson to have removed himself from the program all together.
It's going to be a long offseason.