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College Football News Roundup – August 18

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A college football news roundup that includes two Florida players’ mothers speaking out about their sons’ suspensions and Nick Chubb giving high praise to a teammate.

We only have one week remaining until our television screens have that sweet, sweet sight of college football on them, which means news is breaking left and right. Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has decided to go with two quarterbacks against Texas, an FSU senior has taken over the Internet with her skills on the field, and Tennessee’s athletic director is set to retire. Let’s take a look at some other notes in our college football news roundup.

A Battle In The Swamp – After it was announced that Florida cornerback Jalen Tabor and tight end C’yontai Lewis had been suspended for the season opener against Massachusetts for fighting, the two players’ mothers have now become involved.

Tabor’s mother, Merri, took to Twitter to defend her son.

“My son was involved in a altercation with another teammate, in which, he had NO CHOICE but to defend himself,” she wrote.

Lewis’ mother posted a long tirade on Facebook.

“Helly Everyone! I’m Lewis Mother and as a parent I don’t agree with my son action and I wasn’t there and don’t know the whole truth and can’t believe everything social media print bc it’s their job to lie and print half of the truth. It has happen and it can’t be changed. This wasn’t anything but DISTRACTION and I don’t look at this with my natural eyes but my spiritual eyes. The devil comes to steal kill and destroy but he won’t destroy either one. This will be a lesson learned for the both and hopefully they will take what we think is so bad and negative and make something good out of it. See we must learn that God exalt us not we ourselves. The devil is out to use anyone that allow him. Instead of talking about the both of these young men, let’s pray for them because we ALL have fell short somewhere and somehow. God got them! Go Gators #team80 Cyontai Idunk Lewis, hold your head up and press forward. We forgive and we forget because the love we have for people, we remember no wrong. This will not defeat you because defeat isn’t an option. I love you son.” [sic]

High Praise From A Teammate – Georgia’s Nick Chubb is arguably one of the best running backs in college football, so when he praises another back, you listen. Yesterday, Chubb was talking about teammate Elijah Holyfield, and ended up comparing him to, well, himself.

“Yeah because he’s such a powerful, downhill back,” Chubb said.

Two backs with Chubb’s ability in the same backfield is a scary thought for defenses.

Serving Time – Karl Rominger, who represented former Penn State assistant Jerry Sandusky in his trial, was sentenced to 5+ to 18 years in prison on Wednesday. Rominger stole $767,000 from clients and is also up on federal charges for trying to evade income taxes.

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