Thursday, November 10, 2005

Football - UVA Suspends 4 players

It's official - 4 players suspended:

UVa suspends four players
Updated: 12:11 PM
The Roanoke Times

Co-captain Tony Franklin was the most prominent of four Virginia football players suspended today for an undisclosed “violation of team policy.”

Virginia announced that Franklin, Kwakou Robinson, Vince Redd and Ottowa Anderson will not play Saturday against 24th-ranked Georgia Tech in a 3:30 p.m. game at Scott

Franklin and Robinson started at safety and nose tackle, respectively, in the Cavaliers’ most recent game, a 51-3 victory over Temple last Saturday. Redd is a reserve defense end and Anderson a back-up wide receiver.

Franklin, a junior, has started 26 games during his UVa career and is third on the team in tackles this year with 42. Robinson, a senior, only recently returned to the starting lineup after a three-game absence, but his loss follows a decision by former starter Ron Darden to give up football.