Florida LB Arrested In Parking Garage Brawl
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida linebacker Dustin Doe has been charged with fighting in public for his involvement in a large brawl in a downtown Gainesville parking garage.
Police responded to the scene at 2:25 a.m. Sunday, and Doe was observed fighting in a group of 20 or more people. Doe and two others, Raymond Leonard Smoaks and Jeffrey Brown, were arrested, according to police reports.
When police approached the scene, Doe turned away to leave the area, according to a report.
Doe was arrested and charged with fighting in public, a misdemeanor. He did not answer a telephone call Monday seeking comment.
Doe is scheduled to start this year for the Gators. He played in every game in 2006 in a reserve role.
Ronnie Wilson Fires AK-47 During Argument
By Lise Fisher
Sun staff writer
Universityof Florida top offensive lineman Ronnie Matthew Wilson was arrested early Thursday on charges of aggravated assault, simple battery and useor display of a concealed weapon during the commission of a felony, aGainesville Police arrest report stated.
Police accused Wilson, 19, of shooting a semi-automatic rifle after a dispute with another man, according to the report.
Wilsonlater told police he took the rifle out of his trunk and fired one shotinto the air because he wanted the other man “to know how it felt to bescared,” the report stated.
Wilson was being held at the Alachua County jail pending a first court appearance.
Student accuses football player of robbery
By MIKE MCCALL
FiveUF football players were involved in a confrontation at a weekendparty, according to a Gainesville Police Department report.
Theplayers, identified on the scene as scholarship football athletes by aUF student, were involved in a robbery at a party at Cabana BeachApartments on Saturday.
The players have not been named bypolice, and UF coach Urban Meyer has yet to confirm that they arefootball players, the report states.
On Saturday, a UF studentwas taking kegs out of his truck when the men approached him. One6-foot-4, 280-pound man attempted to steal his keg, cutting his neck inthe process, according to the report. The cut was 5 to 6 inches long,the report states, and it appeared to be the result of a fingernail orring.
The other four players on the scene restrained theattacker, who then broke away and assaulted the student again, slamminghim into his truck, according to the report.
After the secondattack, the players forced the attacker into a red Ford Taurus andbegan to leave the scene, the report states.
While the car wasstill moving, the attacker again tried to run at the victim, but wasstopped by his teammates, who likely prevented a third attack,according to the report.
Several more players were at the party, but were not involved in the incident, the report states.
The incident is the third this month involving a UF football player.
Earlier, linebacker Dustin Doe was charged with fighting in public.
Offensivelineman Ronnie Wilson received felony charges of aggravated assault andthe use, display or concealment of a weapon or firearm.
Saturday's incident is not the first involving UF players and kegs.
Two years ago, linebacker Taurean Charles was dismissed from the team following another keg-related incident.
He was charged after throwing a keg at a UF student.
Florida DB Munroe Charged With TheftSkip directly to the full story.
By ANDY STAPLES The Tampa Tribune
Published: May 29, 2007
DESTIN— University of Florida safety Dorian Munroe was arrested last week andcharged with theft after Munroe admitted to a UF police officer that hehad removed a UPD ''boot'' from one of his tires and placed it in histrunk.
Munroe was charged with a third-degree felony, according to a policereport, because the boot was valued at $385. UF's police departmentplaces the boots on vehicles whose owners either have three or moreoutstanding parking tickets or five guilty citations within a year.
According to the report, Munroe was called to UPD headquarters onMay 22. There, according to the report, Munroe told officer Brian Boydthat he had taken the boot off his 1987 Mercedes. The boot was removedfrom Munroe's trunk, and Munroe was arrested and transported to AlachuaCounty jail. He was released Wednesday.
UF athletic department spokesman Steve McClain said Tuesday thatGators coach Urban Meyer is aware of the incident and that there is aninternal process in place to handle such matters. Munroe, a risingsophomore from Miami, is expected to compete for significant playingtime this season.
''Dorian is a heck of a kid,'' Meyer said. ''It'll come out.''
...yesterday evening. Football Player Brandon Powell and basketball player Brandon James. The suspision at this point is drug charges. The details will surface sooner or later.
Hmmm. You have to wonder how many other coaches would still have jobs after an offseason like this,...let alone contract extensions.
I know at least 1 coach the press surely would've ran into the ground.
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Two UF athletes arrested on drug charges
By Lise Fisher
Sun staff writer
June 12. 2007 11:06AMBy Lise Fisher
Sun staff writer
Two University of Florida athletes, one a basketball player and another a football player, were arrested overnight by Gainesville Police on allegations of drug possession, jail records showed.
Brandon Charles Powell and Brandon K. James, both 19, were being held at the Alachua County jail on charges of purchase and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, according to court records.
Powell was a freshman last year with the college's basketball team, while James was a freshman who played a major role in the 2006 national championship football team as a kickoff and punt returner.
For more information on this story, check back to gainesville.com or read Wednesday's Gainesville Sun.
Former UF receiver faces multiple charges in Florida By Jonathan Okanes
MediaNews Article Launched: 07/31/2007 01:34:23 AM PDT
Cal wide receiver Nyan Boateng was arrested in Gainesville, Fla., last week and was charged with burglary residence, battery and criminal mischief.
According to Gainesville police Sgt. Chuck Reddick, Boateng attempted to enter the home of his former girlfriend early Thursday morning. When she refused to let him in, Boateng kicked in the door and entered anyway.
Boateng, a transfer from the University of Florida, is scheduled to sit out this season because of NCAA transfer rules. He will be a junior in 2008 and have two years of eligibility remaining.
Boateng was a football and basketball star at Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he was basketball teammates with the NBA's Sebastian Telfair. Boateng played one season at Florida, catching two passes for 44 yards as a freshman.
"We're aware there was an incident in Florida and we're gathering all the information we can," Cal athletic spokesman John Sudsbury said.
Boateng worked out with Cal during the spring and looked like a potential star. With junior wide receiver DeSean Jackson possibly leaving for the NFL after this season, Boateng could be a perfect fit to fill in.The burglary charge is a felony while the other two are misdemeanors. A court date is pending.
Florida football player Atkins arrested again
July 3rd, 2007
PORT ORANGE, Fla. (AP) —
Atkins was arrested Monday and charged with possession of crack cocaine. He also was arrested in June when Daytona Beach police said they found him with cocaine, drug paraphernalia and a concealed weapon. He was charged in May with felony aggravated battery.
Atkins attempted to rejoin the Gators this spring, re-enrolling at Florida while paying his own way. Meyer said at the time that wasn't enough to allow his return.
Last year, Atkins was charged twice with domestic battery on the mother of his child. He entered a deferred prosecution in both cases.
Gator player charged with burglary
By Karen Voyles
Sun staff writer 9:33 am, October 2, 2007
A senior on the University of Florida football team was arrested early Tuesday and charged with burglary according to Gainesville Police.Continue to 2nd paragraph Earl A. "Tony" Joiner, 21, was arrested at 4:59 a.m. outside the fenced impound lot of Watson's Towing at 516 SW 1st St.
Senior defensive back Earl A. "Tony" Joiner, 21, was arrested at 4:59 a.m. outside the fenced impound lot of Watson's Towing at 516 SW 1st St.
Joiner, who is 6 feet tall and weighs 194 pounds, was accused of pushing a heavy electric gate open to enter the lot in an attempt to retrieve his girlfriend's car which was being held in lieu of a $76 towing bill, according to police reports.
According to Gainesville Police, witnesses said a man pushed open the gate at 4:30 a.m., got into a car, drove the car out of the lot and was trying to close the gate when he was confronted by one of two witnesses. The witness said the man drove the car back into the lot and waited for officers to arrive.
The officer who arrested Joiner, Robert Concannon, noted in the arrest report that Joiner was on a phone talking to someone when Concannon walked up to Joiner. Concannon said he heard Joiner talking into the phone and saying, "I am probably about to go to jail 'cuz I did push the gate open."
By Lindsay Jones | Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 10:27 AM
GAINESVILLE — Starting defensive end Jermaine Cunningham was arrested early Wednesday morning on a misdemeanor battery charge after reportedly causing a disturbance at an sandwich shop near campus.
According to a Gainesville Police report, Cunningham and former Gator linebacker Jon Demps got into an argument with an employee at Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich shop, located on University Avenue. When the employee reportedly told Cunningham and Demps they had to pay for a bag of potato chips, Cunningham and Demps became “verbally abusive” and began throwing items, including empty soda cups and a sandwich, at the employee.
Cunningham and Demps left the store, and were arrested on campus at 2:49 a.m.
According to records from the Alachua County Jail, he was booked at 3:56 a.m. and was still at the jail at 10:30 a.m.
Cunningham, a sophomore who has started every game this season, is third on the team with 62 tackles (34 solo). He has 6.5 sacks and 11 tackles for a loss.
Former LSU wide receiver Xavier Carter was also arrested after the incident on a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest, according to a GPD report. Carter, who left LSU to run professionally, recently moved to Gainesville to begin training with UF track coach Mike Holloway.
Carter was reportedly with Cunningham and Demps on University Ave. after the incident at Jimmy John’s, but ran from police when Cunningham and Demps were arrested.