Just a few days removed from the Florida Gators first AP top ten ranking since preseason 2013, the upheaval for the program continues.
Redshirt freshman defensive back and special teams star Deiondre Porter was arrested and charged with four felonies two days after starting quarterback Will Grier was suspended for the season.
The charges are one count of aggravated battery, two counts of aggravated assault with a weapon, and one count of firing a missile into a building. An additional misdemeanor count of criminal mischief/property damage was also filed.
According to the complaint, on September 29, Porter showed up at his girlfriend’s apartment upset with her accusing her of having an affair with an unnamed teammate.
The victim, who reportedly is pregnant, denied the affair and tried to contact the teammate unsuccessfully. Porter at some point grabbed a handgun and placed it against the victim’s head.
After arguing about the situation some more, Porter reportedly fired a shot that hit the wall beside the victim.
Although the alleged incident occurred on September 29, the victim waited until October 12 to report the crime because she said she was fearful as he was a member of the football team.
Porter has been suspended from the team indefinitely as a result of the charges and head coach Jim McElwain stated that he is no longer with the team perhaps hinting that he is gone for good.