The Colorado football program doesn't have much room for error among its below-average roster: The Buffaloes have won a total of 11 games over the last three seasons and haven't made a bowl since 2007.
It'll have to overcome more adversity now that wide receivers Jeffrey Thomas and DaVaughn Thornton have been suspended for the team's first two games of the season, while linebacker Jermane Clark has left the program.
All three were apart of a fun-filled adventure that involved Airsoft guns and two cars, which contained eight CU football players in all.
Witnesses called the police after believing the pellet guns they were pointing at each other were real.
"It was three guys making poor decisions," coach Jon Embree said after Tuesday's practice. "For the most part, our players, with an exception here or there, have done a great job of trying to be the type of citizens that we want and that we want our fans to be proud of.
"I know no charges were filed and any of that, but at the end of the day, we don't behave that way. There is no gray area when you behave like those guys behaved. They've been punished appropriately."
Thornton appeared in all 13 games and recorded six catches for 69 yards as a sophomore last season. Thomas is a freshman and Clark is a redshirt freshman.
It was a series of very unfortunate, immature events for a chunk of the Colorado football team. Hopefully it can rebound from the mishap and get back to focusing on winning more than three games.
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