Well some not-unexpected bad news and some slightly-unexpected good news out of Syracuse Orange football camp today.
First, the grimy stuff.
Orange head coach Doug Marrone said he suspended senior wide receiver Marcus Sales and second-year quarterback Jonny Miller, both of whom face criminal charges in separate incidents over the past week.
Marrone made the announcement at SU's media day news conference today in the Carrier Dome, just an hour before the Orange started its first practice of the preseason.
Nothing really shocking there. It would have been more surprising had Marrone NOT done that.
It wasn't all nightmares and dreamscapes, however. Marrone also announced some very good news for Prince-Tyson Gulley.
The good news was that sophomore running back Prince-Tyson Gulley, who was stabbed during a melee at a party July 29, was at media day activities and apparently will not face any disciplinary action. Gulley will not practice for about 7-10 days, Marrone said.
Considering how grim it all sounded at first, that's fantastic. Remember, PTG is not only our No. 2 RB but also out starting kick-returner and No. 2 punt returner. He's a key cog.
Some random notes also include that the Orange are currently without RB Steve Rene (infection) and assistant coach Greg Adkins (non-threatening medical issue). Defensive tackle Ollie Haney is with the team but unable to take part in contact drills until Aug. 12.