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Syracuse RB Gulley out 7-10 days, Sales suspended

Posted on: August 5, 2011 5:55 pm
Edited on: August 5, 2011 6:02 pm
Posted by Chip Patterson

At Big East Media Day, Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone had no official comment on the status of Prince-Tyson Gulley or Marcus Sales. The former suffered multiple stab wounds after an on-campus brawl broke out at a party, the latter faces several felony drug charges after a traffic stop last Friday night.

When meeting with the media an hour before the Orange kicked off their first practice of the 2011 season, Marrone announced that Sales has been suspended indefinitely and Gulley will miss 7-10 days of practice.

Gulley reported to camp on time and will not face any disciplinary actions, and a suspect has been arraigned in Syracuse City Court. Gulley will take a more active role in the Syracuse offense this season, after primarily serving as a return man in 2010. With Antwon Bailey looking to fill in for the departed Delone Carter, Gulley will be counted on as the second-string back to share the load.

Sales' potential absence could be a big blow to the Orange passing game. Quarterback Ryan Nassib threw 19 touchdowns and only 8 interceptions last season, and was counting on having his two senior receivers (Sales and Van Chew) in the lineup.

Marrone also announced that backup quarterback Jonny Miller has been suspended, after being arrested on Wednesday in connection to an assault and robbery incident in Boulder, Colo. along with Colorado offensive lineman Bryce Givens.


Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: August 6, 2011 1:50 pm

Syracuse RB Gulley out 7-10 days, Sales suspended

This is where you are wrong.  Doug Marrone doesnt tolerate these kinds of things from his players.  When he first got to campus he dismissed a ton of players from former coach Greg Robinson's team. He has also dismissed such talented players like Mike Williams who now plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL and Malcolm Cater a ferocious hitter who was in line for the starting middle linebacker spot this season from the program.  The coaches cannot babysit these players all the time.  I'm not denying that this has been a bad week for the Syracuse Orange with the stabbing of Prince-Tyson Gulley, the arrest of Marcus Sales and now these charges againt Johnny Miller.  Sales and Miller have both been suspended and I severly doubt either one of them suit up again for the Orange.  Tyson Gulley I believe was probably in the wrong place at the wrong time.  And of course college parties can get out of hand very quickly. I think coach Marrone is doing a great job turning around the Syracuse program.

Since: Mar 25, 2011
Posted on: August 5, 2011 7:49 pm

Syracuse RB Gulley out 7-10 days, Sales suspended

Syracuse is the new Florida, minus the wins.

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