In an ironic twist of fate for Gator fans who have clamored for weeks for freshman quarterback Treon Harris to replace Jeff Driskel, word comes that he has been suspended from all team activities today by the university.
When it was announced this morning that head coach Will Muschamp’s Monday media availability had been postponed until later in the week without comment, speculation was rampant. The odd’s on favorite was it might be related to Muschamp’s job status which has been reported to be on the line all season.
However, word has finally trickled down that Harris is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault that took place yesterday.
According to an official statement from the university:
“University of Florida student athlete Treon Harris is accused of sexually assaulting a female student early Sunday morning in a residence hall on the UF campus.”
The Gainesville police department is currently recovering forensic evidence related to the case.
“The Gainesville Police Department’s Forensic Crime Unit has been asked by the University of Florida Police Department to assist in collecting possible item’s of forensic evidence on UF campus related to the recently-announced investigation of Treon Harris.”
As a result of the investigation. the school has announced Treon has been suspended from all activities related to the team until further notice.
University president Bernie Machen made it clear that the university takes this accusation very seriously.
“We have no tolerance for sexual assault on our campus,” UF President Bernie Machen said. “The university is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for every member of the UF community. We must strive to protect all of our students from sexual harassment and assault, and do everything in our power to promote a safe learning environment.”
For his part, Treon’s lawyer released a statement according to In All Kinds Of Weather’s twitter site:
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Read the press release here