Florida Gators arrested under head coach Will Muschamp from January 2011 – Present

Fifteen members of the Florida Gators football team have been arrested since head coach Will Muschamp officially took reins of the program in Jan. 2011.

Below is a breakdown of those arrests and any subsequent discipline publicly announced by the Gators as of July 14, 2014.

DatePlayerOffense*ChargeLevelDisciplineResult
Jan. 2011
April 2011
CB Janoris Jenkins1
2
Marijuana poss.
Marijuana poss.
MISD (2)
MISD (2)
Unannounced
(See right)
Dismissed
April 2011
Jan. 2011LB Chris Martin1Marijuana poss.MISD (2)UnannouncedTransferred
June 2011
Jan. 2011DE Kendric Johnson1Marijuana poss.MISD (2)UnannouncedGraduated^
May 2011S De'Ante Saunders1~Marijuana poss.MISD (2)SuspendedTransferred
Dec. 2012
July 2011S Matt Elam1Underage drinkingMISD (2)Unannounced-
Sept. 2011LB Dee Finley1Resisting arrest%
Susp. license
MISD (1)
MISD (1)
SuspendedTransferred
Oct. 2011
Sept. 2011CB Marcus Roberson1Underage drinkingMISD (2)Unannounced-
Feb. 2011
Jan. 2012
May 2012
DT Leon Orr1
2
3
Susp. license
Marijuana poss.
Susp. license
MISD (2)
MISD (2)
MISD (1)
-
Unannounced
-
-
Feb. 2012TE A.C. Leonard1Domestic batteryMISD (1)SuspendedTransferred
July 2012
June 2012
Sept. 2012
OL Trip Thurman1
2
Fake ID%
Underage drinking
MISD (1)
MISD (2)
Unannounced
Unannounced
-
Nov. 2012DT Jafar Mann1Marijuana poss.MISD (2)N/ATransferred
Nov. 2012
Nov. 2012
Jan. 2013

Mar. 2013
OL Jess. Dunker
1
2

3
Seat belt
Grand theft
Susp. license

Susp. license
MISD (2)
FEL (3)
MISD (2)
MISD (1)
-
Suspended
-
-
Transferred
April 2013
Feb. 2013CB Loucheiz Purifoy1`Marijuana poss.MISD (2)--
June 2013
July 2013
LB Antonio Morrison1
2`
Simple battery
Resisting arrest
Harassing K9
MISD (1)
MISD (1)
MISD (2)
(See below)
Suspended
-
-
May 2014CB Jalen Tabor1Marijuana poss.MISD (1)Unannounced-

* Legal offenses committed since Muschamp took over the program in Jan. 2011.

^ Johnson was on the roster in 2012 but left school with a year of eligibility remaining.

~ Though Saunders was only arrested once, for which he was suspended a single game, it is believed that there were other internal incidents and additional games he was forced to miss while being listed as injured.

% Finley and Thurman had third-degree felony charges downgraded to first-degree misdemeanors at their first appearances in front Alachua County Judges.

` Charges against Purifoy and Morrison were completely dropped by the state.

– Many of the players that transferred were urged to do so by the Florida coaching staff or chose to transfer instead of potentially being dismissed from the program.

– Only players on scholarship are listed.

2 Responses to “Florida Gators arrested under head coach Will Muschamp from January 2011 – Present”

  1. John Curtis says:

    If you look at the overwhelming majority of the arrest, they were for petty charges. I guarantee that these kind of arrest don’t happen at most schools, because law enforcement either has better sense than to ruin a kids life over such petty crap or they just don’t arrest their football players. There’s no reason a simple citation wouldn’t have sufficed, in these cases, instead of spending so much tax payer funds to arrest them.

    Finally, all but 2 of the individuals were Meyer’s recruits. Six of the individuals left UF, after refusing to comply with Muschamp’s requirements or due to the seriousness of the offense. The arrest of Morrison is a good example of Gainesville law enforcement being overly zealous. He barked at a dog! A warning, not to do it again, would have been sufficient; instead, the Deputy arrested him. I retired, after 28 years in law enforcement and this makes little sense to me. Morrison was stupid, for being anywhere near an incident involving law enforcement, after his first arrest; however, that doesn’t justify an arrest.

  2. I follow the gators closely. I agree with John, I think these kids were targeted based on their elevated position within the school society.

    -Richard

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