NCAA ready to address UF infractions

The Gators will learn of any penalties this afternoon from a situation involving a former assistant coach.

The NCAA released a statement Friday morning that it will announce infractions for Florida at 1 p.m. on Friday.

Florida then released a statement this morning in light of this afternoon’s announcement.

“We have not received the report yet, but we will receive it later today,” UF’s statement read. “However, this is a final resolution to a matter that we dealt with last June regarding one of our former assistant coaches.”

The statement points to the situation involving former Florida wide receivers coach Joker Phillips, who resigned in June 2014 citing personal reasons. However, Yahoo! Sports later reported that Phillips was photographed sitting in a restaurant with a recruit during a dead period. Yahoo! also reported that a person tied to the University of Miami turned photos of the incident into the NCAA.

"I'm thankful for the opportunity that the University of Florida and Will Muschamp provided to me and my family, but at this time I have decided to step down from my position on the UF coaching staff for personal reasons," Phillips said in a statement when he resigned.

Chris Leak was promoted to coach the receivers when Phillips left. Phillips was hired in January to coach receivers for the Cleveland Browns.

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