Florida Gators redshirt freshman defensive tackle Gary Brown was arrested early Sunday morning on two counts of misdemeanor battery. By Monday, the University of Florida had indefinitely suspended him from all team activities. Just days later, Brown is no longer a part of the Gators football team.
“Gary Brown has had a history during his time here of not meeting a set of expectations we have for the student athletes in our football program and therefore he is no longer part of our program,” Florida associate athletic director Steve McClain said.
Slated to be a solid contributor for the Gators in 2010, Brown is alleged to have slapped one woman in the face and scratched another’s arms after a disagreement began when he and a friend refused to leave a Gainesville, FL, party late Saturday night. A former five-star recruit, Brown, 19, was booked into Alachua County jail at 7:49 a.m. Sunday morning after the two victims pressed charges. He was released Monday morning on his own recognizance and is currently awaiting trial.