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Florida linebacker Dustin Doe not allowed to rejoin team yet



Linebacker Dustin Doe is not back with the team despite having cleared up his legal troubles.

On Thursday, Doe was found guilty of driving without a valid license and driving with a suspended license. He was arrested in late July and has been suspended from the team. UF coach Urban Meyer said Doe's status is unchanged.

"Dustin Doe is not back,'' Meyer said. "Dustin is just training to get himself in shape, and get himself in position. There will certainly be a suspension or more, I’m still evaluating that. But that has not been decided yet. For sure there’s one (game), there might be more. He’s running and training because he’s just not ready. And he hasn’t earned that right yet.''

Doe started three games and had 30 tackles in what Meyer agreed was a subpar year for Doe last season. He said he's disappointed in Doe's recent behavior.

"It’s just defiant,'' Meyer said. "He’s a good guy, but for some reason, don’t drive. Don’t drive. I don’t understand it. I don’t want to make light of a guy's career, because there’s a lot of promise. The great thing is it’s not over. We’re certainly not turning our back on a guy for that kind of situation. However you live in the United States of America and there are laws. Follow the laws.''


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:12pm]


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