Florida players still suspended, but hardly banned

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This indefinite suspension at Florida is living up to its name. But it’s not overly harsh.

Gator forwards Erik Murphy and Cody Larson, arrested back in April for allegedly trying to break into a car, are still in Gainesville taking classes but their status hasn’t changed, according to Kevin Brockway of the Gainesville Sun.

They’re still suspended, but that doesn’t mean they’re completely banned from all Gator basketball activities.

“They are here for summer school,” Florida coach Billy Donovan told the paper. “They will be doing some workouts. Hopefully we will have some kind of resolution to this soon but how long I don’t know.”

As Brockway tweeted, Donovan hasn’t shied away from harsh punishments in the past. But if Murphy and Larson will be doing workouts, it’s apparent the legal process just needs to end for their suspension to be complete.

Maybe Donovan figures the public embarrassment of their arrests has been enough punishment.

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