FSU reinstates quarterback Malik Henry

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By: Associated Press
September 20, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State quarterback Malik Henry has returned to the team.

Henry was suspended by coach Jimbo Fisher on Aug. 20 for a violation of team rules. Fisher has refused to say why he suspended Henry.

The freshman is a highly touted part of the 2016 recruiting class that's ranked among the nation's best. Henry was an early enrollee and threw a pair of touchdowns in the spring game.

Fisher did say following Tuesday's practice that it was likely Henry would be redshirted. The 13th-ranked Seminoles (2-1), who are at South Florida on Saturday, have started redshirt freshman Deondre Francois for all three games. Backing Francois up are senior Sean Maguire, sophomore J.J. Cosentino and freshman walk-on Jake Rizzo.


By: Associated Press
August 20, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State has suspended quarterback Malik Henry for a violation of team rules. Coach Jimbo Fisher announced Henry's suspension Saturday following the first of two practices but refused to say exactly what it was for or how long it would last.

The freshman is a highly touted part of the 2016 recruiting class that's ranked among the nation's best. Henry was an early enrollee and threw a pair of touchdowns in the spring game.

His suspension further hurts Florida State's depth at quarterback. Sean Maguire is out 3-4 weeks after having a screw placed in his left foot last week. Redshirt freshman Deondre Francois is the starter for the Sept. 5 opener in Orlando against Mississippi, but the backup spot is undetermined. The only two quarterbacks remaining on the roster are sophomore J.J. Cosentino and walk-on Jake Rizzo.