Gators DT Dominique Easley accused of attacking former Crimson Tide CB Reggie Myles

By Adam Silverstein
October 3, 2011

Updated Oct. 4 at 5 p.m.

Florida Gators sophomore defensive tackle Dominique Easley has been accused by former Alabama Crimson Tide cornerback Reggie Myles of attacking him outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Saturday evening following Florida’s 38-10 loss to Alabama.

According to the Tuscaloosa News, Myles “filed a complaint with the University of Florida Police Department” alleging that, unprovoked, Easley “tackled [him] from behind…on a walkway outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium shortly after midnight.”

The paper reports that Myles was able to identify his alleged attacker as Easley because a cell phone was dropped at the scene that he took into his possession and handed over to police. “[Easley’s] parents were asking me for the phone back,” Myles told the paper, explaining that is how he determined to whom it belonged.

Myles himself was detained following the incident for public intoxication and criminal mischief due to his actions and behavior following the alleged attack. His lawyer expects those charges to be dropped.

The University Police Department had not identified Easley as the attacker as of Monday, but Sgt. Steve Wilder and Maj. Brad Barber told the Tuscaloosa News and The Gaiensville Sun respectively that an investigation is ongoing.

The Sun reported Tuesday that the UPD has been unable to speak with Easley in order to get his side of the story because the player’s attorney, Huntley Johnson, declined an interview on behalf of his client.

Barber also told the Sun that the UPD “will continue the investigation with the information we have at this time,” which does not include any surveillance videos as none are believed to be available at this time.

He added that the investigation will likely conclude soon, and the Sun said the UPD is looking into whether or not “Myles’s behavior might have contributed to the incident.”


  1. sjkoepp says:

    I’m gonna be really pissed if this is true. This sounds like the dumbest thing someone can do after a game. It makes absolutely no sense. Attacking some random guy after a game? sheesh

  2. CeeThree says:

    not trying to be a homer, but this story doesn’t make sense to me.. Easley, in front of his parents, for no apparent reason, runs and tackles this guy from behind, then takes off, leaving both his cell phone and parents behind? what? and how does this guy even know it was Easley’s parents or Easley is the one who tackled him if he had his back turned? maybe I’m stupid or really tired, but this story is odd..

  3. gatorade says:

    Personally I hope that Myles is VERY sore and maybe he will learn to stop provoking people. Been up to this stuff for a long while…maybe a 19 year old will have taught what should be a man a lesson. Remember when he wore an Alabama shirt on his visit with Spurrier to UF?? This guy is a $h?t starter. That said most Tide fans are really good fans and people – very well informed football wise and were quite enjoyable to talk to pre-game.

  4. matthew ellis says:

    This cant be true..I personally saw Easley wth his parents around 1245 am, walking out of the locker room..This happen around 12am? Makes no sense to me..I talked to my mans outside the Heavener Complex..WOW!

    • AnObfuscator says:

      If that’s true, then you have some evidence that shows Easley is being falsely accused… you should call the PD and tell them, if you haven’t already.

  5. Gatorgrad79 says:

    …and what was this miscreant former bama player doing hanging around the UF player exit EXCEPT waiting to start some shit?! No other reason for him to be at that place at that time – the bama players don’t use that exit, and he knows it!

  6. cline says:

    Wow…. not good situation right here

  7. SaraGator says:

    Maybe Chucky did it. haha

  8. SC Gator says:

    Yeah, my BS detector is going into overdrive here…

    Oh, and the link to the article is dead. Here’s the corrected link:

  9. chomp em says:

    Sounds like this guy had it coming. Hopefully our University doesn’t cave in for PC reasonings.

  10. A.J. says:

    At least SOMEONE made a tackle that night, holla!

  11. swiftt_tech69 says:

    Lol at aj….you stole my joke. I wonder if he warpped up. Even if he did suspend him for the lsu game, which we have no chance of winning. Then call it a day. But at this point its all alleged.

  12. gator says:

    I hope he hit that drunken hillbilly real good!!!!!!

  13. John S says:

    Well Attorney Huntley Johnson has been hired by Easley, not sure if that’s a good thing.

    I’m stealing the joke A.J….good stuff.

  14. Nick says:

    Rest assured the charges will be dropped with super attorney Huntley Johnson on the case. He has an almost 90% percent success rate representing Gator ball players and is such a swell guy representing so many UF student athletes pro bono.

  15. Jen Pippin says:

    My main question is how, after less than an hour, this Bama kid has time to obtain and consume enough alcohol to garner him a disorderly/intoxication charge? Not to mention it just doesn’t make sense, any of it! No brainer. Just Bama players sorry they were letting us beat them at ANY point in that game.

  16. dp says:

    Good…I hope he knocked the $h1t out of him! Go Gators!

  17. gatorade says:

    When you have a police investigation and you are the target of course you consult an attorney..especially with the UPDs reputation. The laugher is that “Myles behavior may have contributed to the incident”. Gonna shut his mouth next time. He messed with the wrong guy. Think Myles may be a tad bit embarrassed by what happened and this is a ploy to save face as “a drunken washed up athlete” caught provoking a 19 year old kid. After he gets his behind beat he cries foul. What a laugh!

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