GAINESVILLE -- Spring practice is over, but Florida's star receiver Antonio Callaway and former starting quarterback Treon Harris remain indefinitely suspended.
During Wednesday’s SEC Teleconference, Gators head coach Jim McElwain was asked if there were any updates on Callaway and Harris and McElwain curtly answered, “No. Status quo.”
The two Miami natives have been away from the team for nearly four months, missing early offseason workouts and then all of spring camp.
McElwain has refused to address or detail the suspensions, but according to Callaway’s attorney -- Huntley Johnson -- the record-setting receiver was suspended by the university on Jan. 27 for violating the school’s student code of conduct. Johnson has maintained that Callaway should be reinstated immediately, saying Callaway's early December allegation "has no merit."
Johnson does not represent Harris.
Florida offensive lineman Martez Ivey is recovering well from offseason shoulder surgery, McElwain said.
The 6-foot-5, 302-pound sophomore started Florida’s last eight games in 2015, as the former five-star prospect played both tackle and guard.
“He’s been great. In fact, he’s back to doing a lot of things we need to do in the weight room,” McElwain said.
“He had a really good spring from a standpoint of rehabbing. He’s actually ahead. Yet, we need to make sure we don’t push it too soon.”
“I kind of got to worry about us. But I’m sure that they should be [favored] and beat the heck out of us. We’re just going to be lucky to show up. I don’t really get caught up in that, obviously that’s not my gig. We’ve got a lot or work here to do to get our organization in line.”
McElwain, sarcastically replying to a reporter’s question on if Tennessee should be the overwhelming favorite to win the SEC East in 2016.
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