IU announces 9 players won’t play in season opener #iufb

Indiana announced Saturday that nine players will not play in the season-opener against Southern Illinois.

The group includes expected starters defensive tackle Darius Latham and linebacker Tegray Scales. Also included are defensive tackle Ralph Green III and receiver Isaac Griffith, both of whom were arrested in Bloomington during the spring.

Linebacker Tyler Burgett, defensive back Will Dawkins, offensive lineman Tim Gardner, bandit Greg Gooch and running back Alex Rodriguez are the others who will not be available for today’s game.

IU released a statement 15 minutes prior to kickoff.

“They have not lived up to their responsibilities to the program,” the statement read. “We will have no further comment regarding this matter.”