Florida All-American Dan Wallace Suspended Indefinitely for “Violation of Team Rules”

  58 Braden Keith | May 08th, 2014 | Britain, College, Europe, International, News, SEC

Florida All-American Dan Wallace has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules.

We are disappointed in some of the choices Dan Wallace made,” head coach Gregg Troy said of his star. “Because of his actions he will be suspended from team activities indefinitely. Any decisions regarding a change to his status will be addressed internally.”

Wallace had a phenomenal junior season for the Gators in the pool, placing 2nd at NCAA’s in the 500 free (4:11.62), 2nd in the 400 IM (3:38.17), and 2nd as a member of Florida’s 800 free relay.

Wallace was also named to the 2014 Commonwealth Games squad representing his home country of Scotland. Scotland has not responded to a request for comment as to if his status is affected for that meet.

Wallace himself has also not responded to a direct request for comment.

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I’m not sure if this was previously reported, but it looks like this has bigger implications than just getting suspended from his college team.

He is not a “disgrace” for making a mistake. He is a “disgrace” for peeing on a cop car. We’ve all made mistakes in our lives, but we all haven’t been RIDICULOUSLY IDIOTIC enough to do that. That is no minor offense, and the consequences SHOULD be severe, if the UF coaches have any moral standards at all. The thrown stones are justified in some cases. I hear from people at UF that his grades aren’t exactly top-notch either, so don’t just blame it on the alcohol. This kid would be out the door, no question, if not for his speed.
Will the team compromise on their morals just because he’s fast?? I respect UF so hopefully not….

KORN- it sounds like you know Dan personally. And if what you say is true I hope he learns from this and changes his ways.


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