On the same week that starting quarterback Will Grier was suspended for one year by the NCAA for failing a performance-enhancing drug test, the Florida Gators football program has suffered another loss.
This time it was defensive back Deiondre Porter who finds himself in hot water.
Porter was recently arrested on several felony gun charges, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. As a result, he has been suspended indefinitely from the team.
“He’s no longer with the football team,” head coach Jim McElwain said on Wednesday morning. “He’s suspended indefinitely for obviously a choice. It’s his choice not to be with us. I’m sure you’ll read about it soon enough. It’s one of those things that we don’t obviously condone. Like I said, it was his choice.”
The official list of charges includes: one charge of aggravated battery, one charge of firing a weapon into a vehicle or building and two charges of aggravated assualt with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.
The details are very frightening.
Bond has not been set for the redshirt freshman.
As Florida prepares for this weekend’s matchup with the LSU Tigers, these are not the type of distractions they need.
It will be interesting to see whether they are able to overcome these obstacles to remain undefeated.
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