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Six more Florida Gators go down with the flu

GAINESVILLE -- The flu blug is spreading.

Six more Gators came down with the illness on Tuesday. The list includes starting strong-side linebacker A.J. Jones. The others: Mike Gillislee (freshman running back), Josh Evans (freshman safety), Justin Williams (redshirt junior receiver), Shawn Schmeider (redshirt junior offensive lineman) and Earl Okine (redshirt freshman defensive lineman).

 "We’re battling a little bit," Florida coach Urban Meyer said.

Receivers coach Billy Gonzales wore a germ mask and gloves during Tuesday's practice. Gonzales had a fever of 104 degrees on Sunday night, according to Meyer. (Meyer also didn't look too good but he didn't say he was sick.)

Meyer said that the sick players were held out of Tuesday's practices. Florida's coach also said that defensive end Jermaine Cunningham and running back Jeff Demps, who were ill this weekend, still are not "100 percent."

Receiver Deonte Thompson (hamstring) and linebacker Brandon Spikes (Achilles tendon) did not practice.

-jo-

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