Last month, two true freshman wide receivers for the Florida Gators — Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Wells — were arrested and slapped with felony charges of criminal mischief for damaging property and shooting a missile inside an occupied dwelling.
Now, we have a clearer idea of what happened and Cleveland and Wells have some explaining to do.
Florida’s student newspaper, The Alligator, obtained surveillance video of the moment that clearly shows Cleveland and Wells firing BB guns — which look like real handguns — into the dorm room. At the beginning of the video, a young man props the door open with a broom, but he has not been identified.
Here is the video:
Cleveland was a four-star recruit and the No. 2-ranked wide receiver in the nation. Wells, meanwhile, was a three-star recruit, and a top 10 player at the position. It’s not the way they would have liked to begin their careers, but let’s hope the two true freshman can learn from their mistake and get their careers back on track.
The Gators, meanwhile, have to turn their focus towards Saturday, Sept. 3 when they open the 2016 season again UMass.