As a result, the sophomore will miss the Gators' two exhibition games and the season opener against Montana State on Nov. 25. He will make his season debut against Arizona on Nov. 28 – Florida's first anticipated game of the season.
"There are rules and regulations you have to follow at this school, and he didn't follow them," Donovan said. "He's apologized to me and to our team. It's something we're going to move forward on. I think he understands what's expected of him."
While the impact won't be critical, it could actually benefit some of the younger class.
"It's not something that's devastating," Donovan said. "Obviously, it's disappointing. But we'll just move forward."