Steve Spurrier didn’t have much to say last night about the exact reason he suspended tight end Weslye Saunders indefinitely. He quickly shot down a couple of follow up questions as to what the reason is or was and exactly how long Saunders will be gone.
Click below to hear that entertaining and very short exchange
Spurrier on Saunders suspension
Spurrier of course cited the proverbial “violation of team rules” as the reason for the suspension. While that covers a wide variety of infractions it is hard to believe Saunders situation has more to do with the ongoing NCAA investigation into potential improper benefits and possible improper contact with a sports agent.
Again, the timing and explanation of the suspension are a little odd. Last week Spurrier said he expected the NCAA to make a ruling before the season opener next week. At that time it looked like we were close to getting a final resolution and answer to the Saunders saga. After the HBC’s comments last night all we have are more questions.