Orr again cited for driving with suspended license

By Adam Silverstein
May 15, 2012

For the fourth time in just over 15 months, Florida Gators redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Leon Orr has had a run-in with the law.

Orr, who was charged with a second-degree misdemeanor for driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license in Feb. 2011 and was cited for misdemeanor possession of marijuana in January, has once again been charged with a first-degree misdemeanor for knowingly driving with a suspended or revoked license.

Cited Monday for his second nonmoving traffic violation for the same action, Orr has broken a deferred prosecution agreement he promised to uphold in January. As a result of the agreement following his marijuana charge, Orr was supposed to pay $50 in court costs and perform 12.5 hours of community service (or pay another $150 fine) all while staying out of trouble for six months.

His actions on Monday come four months after he accepted the agreement.

Alachua County Court records list Orr as owing $267 in fees, court costs and fines for a speeding ticket he received in Nov. 2011 but has not yet paid; his license has been suspended since Dec. 20, 2011. His arraignment is scheduled for June 6 at 1 p.m.

Though Florida has not released a statement on the matter, Orr tweeted about the incident on Tuesday: “First off I wanna apologize to the g[ator] nation for this bad publicity, but I’m being depicted as a criminal of some sort and I’ve never had hand cuffs on my wrist or been pictured in a stripe jumpsuit! I jus wanna help my team win and provide for my family.”

Orr played in all 13 games in 2011, registering 10 tackles, a sack and a pass defense.

13 Comments

  1. Rob says:

    What a dummy.

  2. zurbo says:

    wanna provide for your family? STOP DRIVING

  3. Courtney says:

    Silly crime…although it could be much worse. If the worst news we get is players driving on suspended dl ill take that all day. Adam any word on why we haven’t offered armwood wr/ath alvin bailey? Guys a big uf fan and good friends with matt jones.

    • The coaches don’t think he’s strong enough for the SEC, to put it bluntly. He is the type of guy that Florida would take if they did not have some big-time receivers left on their board…but they do so they’re being picky.

  4. Aaron says:

    I saw that Andre DeBose said on twitter that he was followed all the way home by GPD. I know Orr was wrong but do you think that GPD looks for Florida Football Players more? Usually at a university you get a warnin for everything.

  5. Drew says:

    Obviously the responsibility falls on Orr’s shoulders, but, I also have to questions his friends. You mean to tell me that he is the only one that can drive anywhere? If I hang out in a group of the same guys who usually do the same thing, if one of them has a suspended license and I don’t, I could drive my car, I could drive his car, someone else could have driven him somewhere that day. I know it’s not a huge deal, but with the prior weed citation and his prior suspended license ticket, if I were Muschamp I’d have to let him go. The players have got to stop living by this 10 strikes your out theory. Thousands of kids would kill do be playing ball for free at UF, and this idiot id on his third charge. The sense of entitlement stinks.

    • Ken (CA) says:

      His group of friends are probably the other players who also have their DL suspended and he was the designated driver this outing…

  6. TOMMY BAKER says:

    MUSCHAMP NEEDS TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND CUT THE CORD !!! TIME TO KICK THIS YOUNG MAN OFF THE TEAM !!! AND HOW WAS HE PROVIDING FOR HIS FAMILY BY BUYING MARIJUANA ???

    • g8ter27 says:

      It was probably just the seeds and he is a grower for medical purposes I am sure. Not like he was going to smoke it or anything like that.

  7. scooterp says:

    I don’t think it warrants getting kicked off the team. A zillion laps and 2 game suspension maybe, but not removal.

    • Drew says:

      By itself, maybe a billion laps and 1 game, but this is the second suspended license citation, which violates his probation terms for his weed offense. Kid just doesn’t get it, I think he needs to get kicked off. Gotta set a tone.

  8. Courtney says:

    Thanks adam, I was guessing it had to do with his size. He is listed at 5’11 170. So in reality he’s prob 5’9 163. Glad we can pick and choose this class is shaping up nicely

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