There is finally news surrounding Boise State starting safety Dylan Sumner-Gardner, and it is not good news.
The school announced that Sumner-Gardner is going to sit for the first four games of the season with the official reasoning by the school “as a result of failing to meet NCAA football academic eligibility requirements.”
Sumner-Gardner is a former four-star recruit out of Dallas, Texas and he had his issues both on and off of the field. He redshirted after suffering an ankle injury that ended his season, but it got worse as he was pled guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge in February which stemmed from a November traffic stop. He also was not allowed to travel to the Poinsettia Bowl last year.
During media days, head coach Bryan Harsin was still looking over the situation with the safety.
“Right now it’s still in that same mode as we talked about in the spring,” Harsin said about if Sumner-Gardner would be facing any additional penalties. “We still have summer to finish up and fall camp to finish up and then we’ll reevaluate from there.”
Apparently, whatever Sumner-Gardner needed to do to be eligible were not accomplished. Starting in his place in the secondary will be junior Cameron Hartsfield.
The four games that will be missed are at Louisiana-Lafayette, Washington State, Oregon State and Utah State. This is a big blow for Week 2 when the Broncos host Mike Leach’s heavy-passing attack lead by quarterback Luke Falk.