Dunlap pleads guilty to DUI, receives probation

By Adam Silverstein
January 29, 2010

Former Florida Gators defensive end Carlos Dunlap entered a plea of no contest to driving under the influence in a Gainesville courthouse Friday. Dunlap, who was arrested in the early morning of Dec. 1, was given the minimum mandatory sentence for a first-time DUI offender.

His license was suspended for six months, he must complete 50 hours of community service, serve a year of probation, pay approximately $1,000 in fines and court fees and participate in a victim’s impact panel, Spencer Mann with the State Attorney’s Office told The Gainesville Sun.

Dunlap, who was found asleep at the wheel of his vehicle while it was in-gear and stopped at a traffic light, was suspended by head coach Urban Meyer for the 2009 SEC Championship. Meyer, athletic director Jeremy Foley and University of Florida president Bernie Machen mutually agreed to reinstate him for the 2010 Sugar Bowl.

After the conclusion of the season, Dunlap, 20, decided to forgo his final year of college eligibility and declare for the 2010 NFL Draft. He is projected to be a first-round pick.

4 Comments

  1. Daniel M. says:

    I don’t see the NFL caring too much about this. Dominant DE’s don’t grow on trees.

  2. Mr2Bits says:

    Hell no they dont care about a DUI, thats the running norm these days. They ever release his BAC? Like to see how much it takes for a dude his size to fall asleep at the wheel.

  3. He refused a breathalyzer. Failed field sobriety tests.

  4. Mel Kiper, Jr. says:

    NFL scouts and coaches don’t care about prospects having a cocktail or two and getting behind the wheel. Dunlap is already showing many of the habits that have gotten Bruce Smith into the NFL Hall of Fame.

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