Seniors to decide if Gators WR Robinson can return

Florida Gators leading receiver Demarcus Robinson was suspended for Saturday's 27-2 loss to No. 13 Florida State, and now the team's seniors will decide whether he can return for this week's SEC championship game.

"I'm going to visit with the seniors. They'll determine which direction we'll go," coach Jim McElwain said, according to the Gainesville Sun.

Florida meets Alabama for the SEC title in Atlanta on Saturday.

Saturday's game marked the fourth time Robinson has been suspended while with the Gators. He was suspended twice as a freshman and for the 2014 season opener against Idaho, a game that was canceled because of thunderstorms. Robinson has also been benched or demoted twice this season.

Robinson, a native of Fort Valley, Georgia, leads the 12th-ranked Gators (10-1, 7-1 SEC) with 47 catches and is second on the team with 505 receiving yards. He has two touchdowns this season. For his career, Robinson has 105 catches for 1,338 yards and nine touchdowns.

Asked why the seniors would decide Robinson's fate, McElwain said: "Look, he made a choice, OK. He made a choice," McElwain said. "You know what, our family needs to make this decision, and those guys are the leaders of our family."

Information from ESPN staff writer Edward Aschoff and The Associated Press contributed to this report.