Four players suspended last season by the Florida Gators amid felony fraud charges will officially rejoin team activities Wednesday, sources told ESPN, confirming multiple reports.
Receiver Antonio Callaway, defensive lineman Richerd Desir-Jones, defensive end Jordan Smith and offensive tackle Kadeem Telfort have moved on from Florida. Callaway entered the NFL draft; the others have expressed intentions to transfer.
There is particularly intense interest about what will happen with Romo, the four-time Pro Bowl selection likely to leave the Dallas Cowboys after rookie sensation Dak Prescott took over as the team’s successful starter this past season while Romo was hurt.
Playing in Saturday’s college all-star game also wasn’t the main reason Mayfield accepted the Senior Bowl’s invitation. Mayfield recently said his purpose was to dispel maturity concerns NFL teams may have stemming from his on-field antics at Oklahoma and an arrest last February on alcohol-related charges.
The committee of both players and owners includes Cardinals owner and president Michael Bidwill, Falcons owner and chairman Arthur Blank, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, Jets offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum, retired wide receiver Anquan Boldin, Jets quarterback Josh McCown, Redskins cornerback Josh Norman and retired cornerback Aeneas Williams.
The collaboration between the NFL and its players should be celebrated, as it’s the first professional league or entity that has taken the concerns of its players and put resources behind it, Boldin said. Our country has some real issues when it comes to social and racial equality that must be addressed. The only way these issues will get solved is to fight together.
The NFL is planning to highlight certain subjects in the coming weeks and will debut a series of features on NFL Network highlighting various societal issues.