Florida Football Signee Arrested For Violent Incident With Woman

An incoming player from the Florida football program’s 2018 recruiting class has found himself in trouble with the law. According to reports, four-star signee Justin Watkins has been arrested after an altercation with a woman in the parking lot of a high school in the Sunshine State. Watkins is facing a count of misdemeanor trespassing on school grounds for his involvement in the incident.
Watkins allegedly turned violent after a verbal incident and threw the unnamed woman’s phone before kicking her car.
From the Tampa Bay Times:

Justin Watkins — a four-star athlete from Clermont — and an unnamed female had a verbal argument last week. Watkins then took her cell phone, left and later threw it on the ground, shattering its screen, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained Thursday by the Tampa Bay Times.
Watkins followed the female to the student parking lot at a Marion County high school. He then kicked her car and tried to let air out of the tires — an action confirmed by the school’s video surveillance.

The Gators say they are currently looking into the situation.

“We are aware of the incident with Justin and are still collecting information,” a statement from Florida head coach Dan Mullen read.
Watkins, who chose the Gators over LSU, Florida State, and Texas, is a top 100 recruit and the No. 20-ranked prospect in the state of Florida.


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