Updated at 2:45 p.m. with additional details.
The same day as a Florida Gators freshman quarterback was accused of sexual battery, another had a run-in with the law – and a teammate – outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
Redshirt sophomore backup quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg and freshman defensive end Gerald Willis were involved in a fight outside The Swamp in Gainesville, Florida, early Monday evening. The Gainesville Sun first reported the incident.
According to the police report, obtained by OnlyGators.com on Tuesday afternoon, a complaint was received by the University of Florida Police Department at approximately 7:06 p.m., but by the time officer Stephanie Williams arrived on the scene, the incident was “already resolved and all involved parties were separated.”
The players declined to press charges against each other, and both are listed on the police report as victims.
“It was a misunderstanding between two teammates,” a Gators team spokesman told OnlyGators.com Tuesday afternoon.
Florida defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson was at the scene by the time Williams arrived, and the officer also spoke with assistant athletics director George Wynn, “who was in his office” and “had no knowledge of the physical fight.”
Robinson told Williams that the Gators “would deal with the issue internally,” but she still went on to speak with the players involved.
Williams met with Mornhinweg in the stadium’s training room and observed that he had “small lacerations on his lower lip,” which he admitted was from the fight.
From the police report obtained by OnlyGators.com:
Mornhinweg stated the fight was over a pair of football cleats. Mornhinweg stated that his football cleats went missing and they were later located by UAA staff in the locker of Willis. Mornhinweg stated that today outside the stadium, he spoke with Willis about his cleats being found in Willis’ locker. The two individuals then got into a verbal argument over the cleats that escalated into a physical fight between the two. Mornhinweg completed a Complaint Withdrawal Affidavit with no intent to prosecute Willis. UAA staff took Mornhinweg to Shands South ER to have the lacerations on his lip treated.
Willis was not on the scene at the time of the incident, so Williams met with him on Tuesday to obtain his side of the story.
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