Our worst nightmare may have just true.
The hero of the Tennessee game, freshman QB Treon Harris, has been suspended indefinitely for allegedly sexually assaulting a student at roughly 12:45 Sunday morning- approximately nine hours after coming in for the fourth quarter and triumphantly leading the Gators to a 10-9 comeback win for the tenth straight victory over the Tennessee Volunteers.
Now his Florida career might be over before it even begins. I do acknowledge the chance that he may be innocent, so I’m going to hold off on ripping into him for stupidity. Keep in mind that we have no proof yet. Innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. All that great stuff that comes with being an American citizen.
But let’s stop guessing for a minute. Here are the facts:
-UF campus police were called at 12:49am Sunday morning to investigate a sexual battery claim.
-The alleged battery took place in the Springs Residential Complex, an on-campus apartment.
-Harris was suspended indefinitely from the team.
We don’t know what’s going to happen with Harris, but it’s a safe bet that he will not play against LSU. His lawyer did say that “Harris has not been arrested and I do not expect him to be,” but that was from his lawyer and not a judge or school official.
In any case, that leaves Jeff Driskel and Will Grier as the only two candidates to start at QB, and that’s where it gets interesting. Grier has had back spasms and was sidelined for three weeks. He was also “Originally not expected to play against LSU”, but that was before this incident surfaced. I wouldn’t be surprised if that line about Grier was just UF’s way of hinting that he would redshirt. But now, with that “originally” in there, I have a feeling that he’s healthier than UF is letting on publicly.
And that feeling was endorsed by this tweet from Grier himself.
I’m going to end this post with one last thing. This is not a funny matter, for anybody involved. Trying to make this funny is impossible, and trying to make this funny here at In All Kinds Of Weather will not only result in a ban of your account, it will result in a ban of your IP address. That means you can’t make new accounts from your location or reply as guests by simply giving a random email. You would think the world would know this, but I’m going to remind you that FSU fans still exist.
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