360° Coverage : NCAA: FSU Suspends Starters Christian Jones and Eddie Goldman

1 Updates
NCAA: FSU Suspends Starters Christian Jones and Eddie Goldman
Photo Credit: Getty Images

NCAA: FSU Suspends Starters Christian Jones and Eddie Goldman

Sep 19 2013, 10:25pm CDT | by

Florida State University suspended two of its football starters, linebacker Christian Jones and defensive tackle and Eddie Goldman for one game for violating team rules.

Florida State University has suspended two of its starters on defense, senior linebacker Christian Jones and sophomore defensive tackle Eddie Goldman, who will miss the September 21 home game...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

43 weeks ago

NCAA: FSU Suspends Starters Christian Jones and Eddie Goldman

Sep 19 2013, 10:25pm CDT | by

NCAA: FSU Suspends Starters Christian Jones and Eddie Goldman Photo Credit: Getty Images

Florida State University suspended two of its football starters, linebacker Christian Jones and defensive tackle and Eddie Goldman for one game for violating team rules.

Florida State University has suspended two of its starters on defense, senior linebacker Christian Jones and sophomore defensive tackle Eddie Goldman, who will miss the September 21 home game against the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats. 

Bob Ferrante of Fox Sports Florida writes the reason for the suspension as a "violation of team rules." Head coach Jimbo Fisher broke the news to the media after the Seminoles' practice on Thursday but did not delve into specifics. 

Fisher also added that the incident was immediately taken cared of so it didn't get out of hand. He quipped, "It's all correctable, it's all done with. We have to abide by a certain set of guidelines." 

He confirmed both of them will report for practice on Monday.

Jones is a three-year starter who led the Seminoles in tackles in 2012. ESPN's David Hale writes he was "a hybrid linebacker and an edge rusher in Jeremy Pruitt's new defensive scheme so far this season, racking up 13 tackles and two quarterback hurries in two games." 

Meanwhile, Goldman is enjoying his first year as a starter. He has recorded two sacks so far in the 2013 season.

Hale notes that even though Florida State has given up just 20 points over the first two weeks of the season, the defense has struggled in the early going -- something he attributes to a lack of familiarity with Pruitt's schemes.

The defense is expected to make major adjustments without the two suspended players and defensive end Mario Edwards, Jr., who is out with a hand injury. 

Seminoles cornerback P.J. Williams said the defense needs to step up, per Hale. 

"We know the defense, but we've got to execute it better. It's different going against them in practice than when you go into the game." 

Terrance Smith and Demonte McAllister will fill in for Jones and Goldman, respectively. Smith will make his first career start. 

 

 

 

Don't miss ...

 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Dream come true for Buttler, surgery time for Prior
London, July 22 (IANS) New England wicket-keeper Jos Buttler finally gets the Test status after serving as a One-Day cricketer and this, he says, is a "dream come true".
 
 
Prior drops out, England calls Buttler
London, July 22 (IANS) England cricket selectors Tuesday replaced an out-of-form wicketkeeper Matt Prior with rookie Jos Buttler in the 13-member squad for the third Test against India starting Sunday at Southampton.
 
 
'Mary Kom' to have world premiere at TIFF
Toronto, July 22 (IANS) Priyanka Chopra-starrer "Mary Kom", based on boxer M.C Mary Kom, will have its world premiere here at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the organizers announced Tuesday.
 
 
India riding on Olympic glory to conquer Glasgow (Preview)
Glasgow, July 22 (IANS) India will be expecting a lion's share of medals from shooters, boxers, wrestlers and shuttlers at the 2014 Commonwealth Games starting here Wednesday but it would be difficult to match the record medal haul of 101 in the last edition at home.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Russia ready to join probe into airliner crash
Moscow, July 23 (IANS) Russia is ready to join the international investigation led by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) into the crash of the Malaysian Airlines MH17, Moscow said Tuesday. "Russia is...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Kris Jenner to release cookbook
Kris Jenner is releasing her own cookbook. The 58-year-old matriarch has put together some of her best recipes and top tips for entertaining guests in her new book 'In The Kitchen With Kris: A Kollection of Kardashian-...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Zoe Saldana: My husband's tattoo was 'romantic'
Zoe Saldana thought her husband's tattoo of her face was ''the most romantic thing''. The actress' beau Marco Perego - whom she married last year - had her facial features etched onto his arm and, although she tried to...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Jimmy Kimmel cried at daughter's birth
Jimmy Kimmel cried at the birth of his baby daughter. The chat show host, 46, admits he was reduced to tears when he and his wife Molly McNearney welcomed their first child Jane into the world earlier this month....
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Lady Gaga is 'curvy and proud'
Lady Gaga is ''curvy and proud''. The 28-year-old singer - who is known for her bizarre outfits - insists she feels comfortable with her own body and gets satisfaction from flaunting it in front of people. The blonde...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
US airlines cancel flights to Israel
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Two major US civil aviation giants, Delta Airlines and US Airways announced Tuesday that they have cancelled flights to Israel due to safety and security concerns. According to FlightAware....
Read more on Politics Balla
 
ICAO in Ukraine to analyse MH17 flight recorders
Donetsk/Kiev, July 23 (IANS) A delegation of specialists from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) is in Kharkiv, Ukraine's second largest city, for further analysis of the flight recorders from the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Why Apple’s iPhone 6 should launch on September 12th
While some reports say the next-gen iPhones will be launched on September 19th – not to mention that some retailers already offer pre-order options of the iPhone 6, despite the fact that it doesn’t yet exist – Business...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Crazy rumors say thinner iPad mini ‘Air’ is coming soon, 12.9-inch iPad Pro set for 2015
The iPhone 6 may be the hottest device coming from Apple this year, but that doesn’t mean the company has stopped working on some other interesting products. A new report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News says Apple...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Dream come true for Buttler, surgery time for Prior
London, July 22 (IANS) New England wicket-keeper Jos Buttler finally gets the Test status after serving as a One-Day cricketer and this, he says, is a "dream come true". Lancastrian Buttler, 23, has played 63 times in...
Read more on Sport Balla