Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE
With players getting suspended before bowl games becoming a common occurrence, some Florida State players are helping their teammates to avoid missing the game due to trouble.
Some members of the Florida St. Seminoles are helping to guide their teammates around South Florida ahead of the Orange Bowl, in hopes of keeping everyone on the team out of trouble. Players getting suspended for violating team rules before bowl games is not uncommon, and wide receiver Rashad Greene and running back Devonta Freeman are giving their teammates tips on where to go, and also where not to go:
"There's a lot of distractions in South Florida," said Greene, who went to high school in Fort Lauderdale. "If you're not focused and actually know what you want, you can get caught up in the wrong things down here. It's sad to say, but it happens."
With so many members of the team from the area, where they hang out and who they hang out with can be problematic. Head coach Jimbo Fisher instituted a 1 a.m. curfew for the team, which allows them some freedom, but also will try to discourage going too wild. No one on the Florida State team has run afoul of team rules or the law yet.
The Seminoles will take on the Northern Illinois Huskies in the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day.