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Top-ranked Gators missing 6 more due to flu

By: AP
By: AP

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - No. 1 Florida kept six more players out
of practice because they had flulike symptoms.

Gators coach Urban Meyer says starting linebacker A.J. Jones was
among those feeling ill. No player has had a confirmed case of
swine flu, but Meyer has expressed concern that the virus could
ravage the defending national champions.

Receivers coach Billy Gonzales, who was sent home the day before
because he had a fever, was at practice, wearing gloves and a mask.

Also not at practice were defensive back Josh Evans, receiver
Justin Williams, offensive lineman Shawn Schmieder and running back
Mike Gillislee. The sixth player was not immediately known.

Also, linebacker Brandon Spikes (Achilles' tendon) and WR
receiver Deonte Thompson (hamstring) did not practice.


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