Harris reinstated to school and the team

The lawyer representing Florida freshman quarterback Treon Harris says the young man is no longer banned from the University according to a report by the Orlando Sentinel late Friday afternoon. According to the paper...

"He is no longer banned from the campus and he is permitted to resume UF activities," said Huntley Johnson, Harris' attorney. ". . . He is a UF student again. I couldn't be happier. The university did the right thing."

Earlier in the afternoon Johnson reported that the young woman accusing Harris of sexual battery dropped the complaint. However she does retain the right to resume the complaint at a later time.

With Harris being allowed to continue his normal activities on campus as a regular student, the only thing left was for him to be cleared by the University Athletic Association and the football program.

Florida head coach Will Muschamp finally released a statement regarding that matter late Friday.

"We have been notified that the University and legal process is complete,” the statement from Muschamp read. “Treon has been reinstated to the team, but he will not play Saturday. This has been a learning experience for everyone involved. Treon has been honest with me throughout the process and is looking forward to rejoining his teammates."

The fact Harris hasn’t practiced all week likely will keep the staff from letting him see the field, but a statement expected shortly from the University Athletic Association should at least make that a possibility.

Harris took to the social network Instagram to relay his thoughts on the latest development with the following , "I wanna thank everybody who supported me through this whole situation with the prayers and the love. #TheComeBack #GodIsGreat."

The quote above included a picture of Harris playing football.

Harris is now back with the team and it appears he won’t play on Saturday but will certainly be in the battle for the quarterback position next week when practice resumes Monday.

The Gators are in a serious stretch with home games against SEC foes LSU and Missouri over the next two weekends, and then a bye week before facing rival Georgia in Jacksonville. Harris projects to be a big part of those game plans moving forward.

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