Reports: Fight between Jalen Tabor and C’yontai Lewis led to suspension
Florida dropped some big news Wednesday, announcing the Week 1 suspensions of cornerback Jalen Tabor and tight end C’yontai Lewis ‘due to behavior that is not acceptable,’ according to Gators head coach Jim McElwain.
Well it didn’t take long to find out what that behavior was as multiple reports indicate the two players were involved in a fight during Tuesday’s practice. One report alleges the fight was ‘nasty’ between the two players:
Florida All-SEC CB Jalen Tabor, TE C’yontai Lewis suspended for opener vs. UMass for fighting each other in practice, source told @ESPN
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) August 17, 2016
Can confirm multiple reports that reason for suspension of #Gators CB Jalen Tabor and TE C'yontai Lewis was a "nasty fight" between the two.
— Only Gators .com (@onlygators) August 17, 2016
Sources: Tabor was hit with a helmet during scuffle. Injury unknown, but led to bleeding. #Gators
— Graham Hall (@GrahamHall_) August 17, 2016
Both players are currently suspended from both practice and team activities and are scheduled to miss the Sept. 3 season opener in Gainesville against UMass.