Redshirt freshman cornerback Deiondre Porter is facing four felony charges, and the Gators announced Wednesday morning that he has been suspended indefinitely.
Porter is facing one charge of aggravated battery, one charge of firing a weapon into a vehicle or building and two charges of aggravated assault. He is also facing one misdemeanor charge for property damage of less than $200.
“He’s no longer with the football team,” Jim McElwain said on the SEC Teleconference Wednesday morning. “He’s suspended indefinitely for a choice. It’s his choice not to be with us. It’s one of those things that we don’t obviously condone. It was his choice.”
According to the police report, Porter confronted his girlfriend at her residence at 2:15 a.m. on September 29 about her being romantically involved with one of his teammates. The two got into an argument, and the report says Porter produced a handgun and placed it to her head. The two continued to argue about it and attempts to reach out to the teammate were not successful.
At 7:15 a.m. on the same day, the report says Porter continued “yelling at the victim” but she denied any intimate relationship with the teammate. The woman told police that Porter raised his arm and fired the handgun in her direction, and the bullet struck the wall where she was leaning. Porter then left her residence.
Porter is being held on $160,000 bond.
Porter has played in four games this season and recorded two tackles. He was serving as a backup cornerback and saw the most action against Tennessee when Jalen Tabor was suspended. Porter was heavily involved on Florida’s special teams units. He was serving as the team’s fourth cornerback behind Vernon Hargreaves III, Tabor and Quincy Wilson.