Player suspensions are as much a part of the modern college football landscape as shady recruitment or letting it rip. These are 18-to-23-year-olds we’re talking about, after all. These guys are expected to compete on a daily basis in a way that risks their personal health, so why in the hell wouldn’t they want a shot at some of the finer things in life?
Of course, suspensions usually involve a handful of players. Notre Dame had six arrested at the beginning of the season, and that was a huge deal to the football landscape. Not a school to be outshined in the discipline department, the mighty Buccaneers of Charleston Southern just did them twenty-four better. Heading into their big matchup against Florida State this weekend, Charleston Southern has AT LEAST thirty players facing a possible suspension.
From FSU News:
30+ Charleston Southern football players are under NCAA investigation and will have some players suspended against Florida State this Saturday, the FSView has learned.
Running back Ben Robinson posted a note to Facebook on Thursday explaining that “30+ players on my team including me have been suspended for using book money to buy other things in the book store like pencils, binders, and electronics, out of our school bookstore.
Among the casualties is CSU’s entire offensive line, as revealed by lineman Frank Cirone.
Just awful timing all around for the Buccaneers. You know they had to be fired up to play the ‘Noles, but, now that they’re down an entire unit, what are the odds of a victory? You know those Charleston Southern fans love their football, so this is a serious slap in the face to the university as a whole.
As for Florida State? Well they got lucky, I suppose. Who wants to bet that it was Jimbo Fisher who dropped the tip to the disciplinary board to cover his own ass? I guess you can’t win them all, CSU. Just keep your boys in check from now on..
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[via FSU News]
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