FOUR BITS: Harris, NFL, Horford, Tobias

By Adam Silverstein
January 15, 2015

1 » The second-degree misdemeanor charge of operating a motor vehicle without a license has been dropped against Florida Gators freshman quarterback Treon Harris after the player acquired his driver’s license. “He got his license and they dismissed the case [Wednesday],” Harris’s attorney, Huntley Johnson, told The Gainesville Sun‘s Robbie Andreu. “He took the test and got it re-upped. He did what I expected him to do.” The incident drew extra scrutiny as the police report noted the officer on the scene found marijuana in the vehicle but did not charge any of the three people in the car with possession because it was not on their bodies and the vehicle was not registered to any of them. Freshmen defensive backs Jalen Tabor and J.C. Jackson were in the car with Harris at the time. New Gators head coach Jim McElwain said last month that he is looking “forward to getting into [Harris’s] life and being a big part of his life.”


2 » Once declaration day for the 2015 NFL Draft comes to a close on Thursday, Florida will lead the Southeastern Conference with four players leaving school early with eligibility remaining. Junior defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. is at the top of the list with Fowler unanimously projected to be a first-round pick (many believe he will be one of the first 10 players selected). Juniors left tackle D.J. Humphries and running back Matt Jones should also be drafted, though likely on the third day, while redshirt junior offensive lineman Tyler Moore is expected to need the undrafted free agent route to get a spot in an NFL training camp.

3 » Atlanta Hawks power forward Al Horford recorded his the first triple-double of his career on Tuesday, scoring 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting to go along with 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Horford has also notched five double-doubles this season and is a big reason why the Hawks are at the top of the Eastern Conference with a 31-8 record and +6.3 scoring differential. A cornerstone of the franchise who is oft overlooked when analysts are breaking down the league’s superstars, Horford is a team-first player who is finally beginning to earn some much-deserved praise.

Related Reading: The Unassuming, Unknown Superstar Status of Al Horford (Grantland.com)

4 » Gators senior third baseman Josh Tobias will be one of 15 student-athletes attending the Power 5 autonomy session, which is set to begin on Saturday, Jan. 17 at the NCAA Convention. As the Power 5 conferences are now able to govern themselves and create rules that can improve the lives of student-athletes, players from a variety of sports and conferences will be attending to help discuss their needs and what rules may be in their best interest. Tobias is one of two baseball players and one of three SEC representatives at the event. The 15 student-athletes will be joined by representatives from the 65 universities in the five power conferences: ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC.

8 Comments

  1. Ryan says:

    Tyler Moore going to the NFL draft is hilarious.

    • Nathaniel says:

      In all seriousness: who on earth advised him to leave with a year of eligibility left on the table? I’m sure he’s a fine fellow, but he’s simply not that good at his position and we need a body more than he needs to leave early.

    • 1974Gator says:

      So is the idea that Humphrey is ready. Was pushing very few of the opposition around this season. Could use another year to work on his technique. He and Summers must not have hit it off.

      • gatorboi352 says:

        I feel like all of you (and many others) are just jaded at the O linemen leaving for the simple fact that we need bodies next year.

        “OH HE SUCKS WHAT IS HE THINKING?!?!? …..And we really need those guys too.”

  2. like rm says:

    How is Jc Jackson recovering from that shot?

  3. Oldflyer says:

    Hilarious. Drive without a license; get caught; go get a license; charges dropped, as if no law was ever broken. Are we to assume that he would have rushed down and got a license if he had not been caught?

    This Huntley Johnson guy is making a good living off of UF athletes.

    This all rings of that other guy returning the crab legs, or at least the crab leg box, and all is forgiven.

    The world is getting strange.

    • Razzlegator says:

      Here’s the deal pops; Back in 1974 I got caught driving on a SUSPENDED license. Got my license reinstated and all was forgiven. Strange? Not so much. Just business as usual. It’s called the American LEGAL system. As Hizzoner once said; This isn’t a court of justice, it’s a court of law.

  4. 4Surfing says:

    Oldflyer, your thinking cap forgot that professionals get their business by providing a quality service at a cost that represents a value to their customers. If you are a gator, then you keep hearing about Huntley Johnson because he is providing value not because all the players want him to make a good living. It is the customer’s (players) choice who to hire to help them. I suspect you are not a real gator fan at all, but I’m sure Huntley is providing quality legal services at the right price.

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