Having completed a hugely successful collegiate season, Scotland’s Dan Wallace is now in hot water over in the US after he was suspended indefinitely by his University of Florida squad over unspecified “violations of team rules”.
It’s understood this relates to social activities, particularly in the period directly after the NCAA championships and his brief visit to Glasgow for the Scottish Nationals, where he booked his place at this summer’s Commonwealth Games.
Florida head coach Greg Troy was quoted as saying he was “disappointed in some of the choices Dan Wallace made,” adding “Because of his actions he will be suspended from team activities indefinitely.”
With the NCAA season now completed it’s not clear if that means Wallace can remain in Gainesville to train under the auspices of the Gator Swim Club, who share the O’Connell Aquatic Center with the university. The other alternative would be to complete his preparations for the Commonwealth Games back in Edinburgh at his home club Warrender Baths.
Aside from the disruption to his preparation, it is not expected that this will affect his participation in the Scotland team in Glasgow.