CU Football head coach, Jon Embree, suspended five of his players on Thursday, two days before playing No. 7 Stanford. Embree didn’t elaborate on the reasons except to cite for team rules violations, and that no police actions were involved.
The players, who are suspended indefinitely, are: defensive backs Parker Orms, Ayodeji Olatoye, Paul Vigo, Josh Moten, and linebacker Liloa Nobriga. Orms, who did not play last week because of an injured leg, is the only starter of the group.
Though both Orms and Vigo were not likely to play against the Cardinal because of injuries, the verdict is now definite.
Embree’s battered defense was set to rely on sophomores Oltaoye and Moten for help against Stanford’s Andrew Luck.
“We are disappointed that these student athletes have not lived up to the high expectations we have here at the University of Colorado,” Embree said in a news release. “While not going into specifics, there are no issues with law enforcement, but they have not met their obligations and responsibilities to be active members of the team.”
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