Two Florida football players cited for possession of marijuana

Jan 1, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; General view of the field during the first quarter the game between the Florida Gators and the Michigan Wolverines in the 2016 Citrus Bowl at Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Florida Gators may be even more short-handed in their season opener against Michigan early next month. According to First Coast News, two Florida players have been cited for possession of marijuana.

“Two University of Florida football players, one of whom was already suspended for the team’s opener against Michigan, were cited this week for having marijuana in their on-campus apartment,” the report read. “Ventrell Miller and James Robinson were charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana on Monday.”

Remember, Miller was one of seven Gators players suspended for the season opener due to a debit card scandal earlier in the year. Miller is a freshman three-star recruit and was expected to pretty much ride the pine in 2017. Though, the linebacker does project as a contributor down the road.

Meanwhile, James Robinson is the bigger name involved in this latest incident. The freshman wide receiver was likely going to be relied on to contribute against Michigan with fellow pass catcher Antonio Callaway suspended. A four-star recruit, many expect Robinson to crack the starting lineup at some point during his freshman campaign. That’s obviously now up in the air.