Idaho player suspended after tweet criticizing athletic director
A University of Idaho football player who put out a tweet criticizing the school's athletic director for firing the head coach has been suspended from the team.
Athletic Director Rob Spear told The Spokesman-Review Saturday that junior tight end Taylor Elmo could eventually return to the team but says it "depends on how Taylor responds."
Spear fired Robb Akey Oct. 21, a day after the Vandals lost 70-28 to Louisiana Tech and fell to 1-7. Later that day Elmo tweeted that Spear's decision to fire Akey was in part to keep the heat off Spear. Elmo tweeted, "Fire a man to keep your own job???"
Idaho is coming off a bye week with its next game Saturday at home against San Jose State.