Updated Oct. 4 at 5 p.m.
Florida Gators sophomore defensive tackle Dominique Easley has been accused by former Alabama Crimson Tide cornerback Reggie Myles of attacking him outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Saturday evening following Florida’s 38-10 loss to Alabama.
According to the Tuscaloosa News, Myles “filed a complaint with the University of Florida Police Department” alleging that, unprovoked, Easley “tackled [him] from behind…on a walkway outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium shortly after midnight.”
The paper reports that Myles was able to identify his alleged attacker as Easley because a cell phone was dropped at the scene that he took into his possession and handed over to police. “[Easley’s] parents were asking me for the phone back,” Myles told the paper, explaining that is how he determined to whom it belonged.
Myles himself was detained following the incident for public intoxication and criminal mischief due to his actions and behavior following the alleged attack. His lawyer expects those charges to be dropped.
The University Police Department had not identified Easley as the attacker as of Monday, but Sgt. Steve Wilder and Maj. Brad Barber told the Tuscaloosa News and The Gaiensville Sun respectively that an investigation is ongoing.
The Sun reported Tuesday that the UPD has been unable to speak with Easley in order to get his side of the story because the player’s attorney, Huntley Johnson, declined an interview on behalf of his client.
Barber also told the Sun that the UPD “will continue the investigation with the information we have at this time,” which does not include any surveillance videos as none are believed to be available at this time.
He added that the investigation will likely conclude soon, and the Sun said the UPD is looking into whether or not “Myles’s behavior might have contributed to the incident.”