Gators dismiss DT Gary Brown after arrest

By Adam Silverstein
February 19, 2010

Florida Gators redshirt freshman defensive tackle Gary Brown was arrested early Sunday morning on two counts of misdemeanor battery. By Monday, the University of Florida had indefinitely suspended him from all team activities. Just days later, Brown is no longer a part of the Gators football team.

“Gary Brown has had a history during his time here of not meeting a set of expectations we have for the student athletes in our football program and therefore he is no longer part of our program,” Florida associate athletic director Steve McClain said.

Slated to be a solid contributor for the Gators in 2010, Brown is alleged to have slapped one woman in the face and scratched another’s arms after a disagreement began when he and a friend refused to leave a Gainesville, FL, party late Saturday night. A former five-star recruit, Brown, 19, was booked into Alachua County jail at 7:49 a.m. Sunday morning after the two victims pressed charges. He was released Monday morning on his own recognizance and is currently awaiting trial.


  1. Daniel M. says:

    Amen brother! Enough of these stains on the program.

    He has probably already cleared out of Gainesville. He’ll land at another D-1. He can run for president for all I care. Good riddance.

  2. Mr2Bits says:

    Finally. Glad to see a swift kick to the ass for this bullshit. I was thinking suspension but damn, set the precedent and live by it as this garbage has to stop.

  3. ReptilesRule says:

    We are at the point where harsh measures are required. Obviously, there is more to Gary Brown’s time in Gainesville than even we know to bring such a swift decision. The message has been set loud and clear, let’s hope the message has been received by all.

  4. g8ter27 says:

    Now lets see if Chip Kelly follows suit at oregon with LaMichael James and his bulllshit.

  5. Basshole says:

    I don’t think you can call out another coach like Kelly for a player’s behavior, especially after the Gator’s recent run ins with the law is fair. I’m a big Gator fan, but we can’t sit there and point fingers or tell people what they should do when our players keep making mistakes like they have been. I’m not putting this on Meyer or anybody, I’m just saying let’s slow down before we start pointing fingers at other programs.

  6. Wingtee says:

    Agree with bass

  7. g8ter27 says:

    I am not trying to point fingers at other programs, in fact Kelly did the right thing with Blount last year. I just wonder considering the severity of the charges that Brown was faced with (leading to his dismissal) vs the major charges that are facing James if he will be dismissed as well.

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