Accuser withdraws complaint against Harris

The student who accused Florida quarterback Treon Harris of sexual battery has withdrawn her complaint.

The University of Florida released a statement on Friday afternoon, confirming that the student who accused Treon Harris of sexual battery has withdrawn her criminal complaint.

“This means she is not pursuing criminal charges against him at this time but maintains the right to do so in the future,” said Janine Sikes, the University of Florida’s assistant vice president of media relations.

The University Athletic Association will provide an update on Harris’ football status later in the day Friday.

The news first broke on Friday when Harris’ attorney, Huntley Johnson, said the complaint had been dropped.

"The young lady who claimed that Treon Harris sexually battered her has withdrawn her complaint,” Johnson told the Tampa Bay Times. “I am pleased for Treon Haris and his family. I will not speculate on what the University of Florida is going to do."

Harris’ attorney has maintained throughout the process that Harris would like to remain at the University of Florida.

"Treon Harris absolutely and unequivocally wants to stay at the University of Florida," Johnson told ESPN.

Soon after the news was announced, Tim Harris, Jr., the brother of Treon, tweeted this: “Thank god! Love my family.”

Harris was suspended from the Florida football team on Monday when the allegations were made. Florida released an 18-page police report on the alleged incident Wednesday night, but it was heavily redacted and contained no new details.

There’s no information on Harris’ future with the Florida football team at this time. When the Florida offense was struggling to move the football in the third quarter at Tennessee last week, Florida coach Will Muschamp put Harris into the game for Jeff Driskel. The freshman led the Gators to their first 10 points of the game, escaping Knoxville with a 10-9 win over Tennessee.

The plan was for Driskel and Harris to battle for the starting job this week during practice, but the suspension of Harris meant the job was given to Driskel.

Florida returns to action on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. when it hosts LSU on the SEC Network.

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