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Florida Gators redshirt sophomore kicker Eddy Pineiro will not miss Saturday’s game against the LSU Tigers despite being charged with misdemeanor property damage stepping from an incident on Oct. 7
Pineiro allegedly “began pushing over scooters that were next to his” and damaged the vehicles by kicking them and “ripping off side mirrors,” according to a police report obtained by 247Sports. The Gainesville Sun, citing a sworn complaint, reports the damage was valued at $800.
During a weekly press conference on Wednesday, head coach Jim McElwain looked confused when asked whether Pineiro was set to play on Saturday. “Did he do something?” the coach asked. “… He kicked the heck out of it [Wednesday]. Made it rain a couple of times. Did good.”
Pineiro has made 13-of-17 field goals and all 25 extra point tries in his first season — ever — as a kicker with a number of bombs beyond 49 yards.