NCAA: FSU Suspends Starters Christian Jones and Eddie Goldman

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.

Sep 19 2013, 10:25pm CDT | by

NCAA: FSU Suspends Starters Christian Jones and Eddie Goldman
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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. 




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.


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