After offseason arrest, Florida CB Brian Edwards becomes latest to transfer from Gators

By Adam Silverstein
July 8, 2019
After offseason arrest, Florida CB Brian Edwards becomes latest to transfer from Gators

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Two months after being arrested on a first-degree misdemeanor battery charge that was later dropped by the state attorney, Florida Gators junior cornerback Brian Edwards has announced that he will leave the program and enter the NCAA transfer portal. He is the sixth Gators football player to transfer this offseason.

“First, I want to say thank you to the University of Florida for all they have done for me for the past two years. Unfortunately, I will be entering the transfer portal and looking to further my education and athletic ability elsewhere,” Edwards wrote in a Twitter announcement (edited for clarity). “This was a very tough decision for me. I have built great relationships, impacted others, and grown so much throughout my time attending the university. My time being at the University of Florida, I have had some ups and downs, but I will forever cherish my time here as a Gator.”

Edwards was arrested in May for allegedly choking his girlfriend; however, she ultimately declined to press charges and a statement provided by a witness was deemed inconsistent, leading to the the state attorney not having sufficient evidence to proceed with the chaarge in late June.

A reserve cornerback at Florida, Edwards had seen action in 18 games over two seasons. The former three-star prospect from Hollywood, was expected to remain in a reserve role this year, though his departure further erodes the experienced depth behind juniors C.J. Henderson and Marco Wilson.

Redshirt senior linebackers Rayshad Jackson and Kylan Johnson, redshirt junior defensive lineman Antonneous Clayton, freshman CB Chris Steele and freshman quarterback Jalon Jones have also transferred this offseason.

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