Dunlap’s father says son likely out vs. Alabama

By Adam Silverstein
December 1, 2009

Carlos Dunlap, Sr., the father of Florida Gators junior defensive end Carlos Dunlap who was arrested and charged with DUI Tuesday morning, told the Orlando Sentinel that his son will likely miss the upcoming Southeastern Conference Championship game against the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday.

Dunlap, Sr. informed the Sentinel that he had already spoken with head coach Urban Meyer about the incident. Meyer told him that he must speak with administrators before making a final decision, but likely would not be able to play Dunlap in the Gators’ biggest game of the season up to this point. An official statement is expected to be made after Tuesday’s practice at approximately 6 p.m.

“I got the sense that he won’t be able to play,” Dunlap, Sr. said. “I asked him if there’s anything he can do — it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t ask — and he said he doesn’t know what he can do. We’re supposed to meet tonight.” He then expanded on his son’s recent mistake. “You think you’re in control and the next thing you know you’re in trouble. I am dumbfounded right now. He’s always been so anti-drug, anti-drinking. But it’s not what you do, it’s how you respond to what you do.”

3 Comments

  1. Drew 4 Orange and Blue says:

    What a shame and it is a big loss as Dunlap has been playing lights out…let’s hope for him this was just a mistake that he will learn from….it is interesting that he doesn’t look drunk in the mug shot!!!

  2. Joey Hermann says:

    wow…. sounds like a truly stand-up father figure type. im impressed. yet still quite disappointed that he won’t be able to play more than likely. :-\

  3. Joey Hermann says:

    i’ve been a hardcore Gator fanatic since like 6th grade i wanna say. fell in love w/ the team colors originally… and then the rest is pretty much history!!!

    i wish i could say i attended UF, but school just isn’t for me after getting a simple AA community college degree. i still rep for my team though day in and day out here in Orlando! 😀

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