Defensive tackle Isaiah Golden has reportedly withdrawn from school this semester to handle the legal issues relating to his arrest. He has every intention of enrolling back in school this summer and views this as the best way for him to get everything handled and provide himself a chance to work his way back on the team. Currently, he is suspended indefinitely following an arrest for possession of drugs. But if he is cleared legally and is able to work his way back into the coach’s good graces, expect him to receive a 3-4 game suspension and be eligible the rest of the season. Golden started as a true freshman most of the 2013 season, and he is an integral piece for Mark Snyder’s front 7.
Defensive tackle Ivan Robinson sustained an injury to his Achilles heel a few weeks ago. This has prevented him from participating in spring practice and is one of many injuries the defensive tackle has faced during his college career. The expected recovery time for this is in between 5 and 6 months. That being said, multiple sources are saying that he is ready to hang up his cleats and focus his attention toward school and a future career.
Veteran offensive lineman Jarvis Harrison is recovering from an offseason shoulder injury and not participating in spring practices. Harrison has started a team-high 31 games, 27 straight. Sumlin spoke to the media after Tuesday’s practice and said, “He’s pretty versatile. He’ll be ready to go [in the fall]. We know what Jarvis can do.”
There are no updates at this time on suspended middle linebacker Darian Claiborne who was also arrested with Isaiah Golden but for a noise violation; essentially being too loud while the police officer was trying to conduct his investigation. However, this was Claiborne’s 2nd arrest in only 3 months. He was suspended from the team and missed the bowl game after facing possession of drug charges. Claiborne played in every game last season as a true freshman, and he started most of them. He also faces an indefinite suspension. If he does not work his way back onto the team, this could be another big blow to Mark Snyder’s defense.
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