Number one ranked Florida State has suspended Chris Casher for the season opener against Oklahoma State.
According to ESPN the defensive end was supposed to make his first career start today but he will not be playing due to academic-related issues.
The school issued a statement saying Chris Casher is being withheld pending review of an academic-related matter and that student privacy won’t allow for any further information.
Casher did not attend practice Thursday and coach Jimbo Fisher said it was due to a class-related absence.
Unfortunately this is not the only disciplinary action that has been taken against Casher. During the summer, Casher was put on probation for one year for two violations of the school’s student code of conduct from the sexual assault investigation with Jameis Winston.
Casher was also the one who was with Winston in 2012 when they were detained for reportedly having a gun on campus. You might remember this story because it turned out they did have a gun….a pellet gun. The two said they were shooting at squirrels.
Due to the multiple violations against Casher, it may have been difficult for Fisher to assume positive intent in terms of his class-related issues but if the suspension is prolonged I am sure we will be receiving a more in depth reason as to why the redshirt sophomore isn’t playing.
Hopefully this suspension will knock some sense into Casher and he’ll realize that he needs to get his act together before this opportunity (that many dream of) is taken away from him.