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.
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.