Two Florida pitchers arrested

The Gators finished a sweep of South Carolina on Sunday afternoon, but they got bad news late that night.

Florida pitchers A.J. Puk and Kirby Snead were arrested and charged with a third-degree felony for criminal trespassing after climbing into a crane at a construction site on the University of Florida campus, first reported by the Orlando Sentinel’s Edgar Thompson.

Florida coach Kevin O’Sullivan told the Gainesville Sun he has suspended the two left-handers indefinitely.

Puk was recently removed from the starting rotation after struggling at Missouri. The sophomore is 6-3 with a 5.87 ERA, allowing 34 hits and 18 walks in 38.1 innings pitched.

Snead was third on the team in ERA in 2014, but his 4.91 ERA in 2015 is the third highest on the team. He’s 1-0 in 13 appearances, all out of the bullpen.

Florida travels to play at Florida State on Tuesday before a weekend series at Mississippi State.


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