Florida linebacker Dustin Doe suspended after traffic arrest
Doe was arrested after he was stopped by University Police Department officers and it was discovered his license was suspended. He posted a $1,000 bond early Friday morning, according to court records. The offense is a first-degree misdemeanor. He has a criminal court arraignment in August.
"Dustin had been suspended from team activities while resolving his parking ticket issues and driving with a suspended license,” UF coach Urban Meyer said in a statement Friday morning. “Those issues have not been taken care of and as a result, he will not be with us when we begin practice on August 6th."
Doe had been previously suspended by Meyer after he was stopped last week and cited for driving with a suspended license. He is scheduled to have a court appearance in August for the earlier infraction. The license was suspended when he failed to pay a traffic ticket on time. Once Doe paid the fine, he was unaware that he was then required to pay a late fee in order to have his license reinstated. Without that payment, the license remained suspended.
He was aware, when stopped on Thursday, that his license was suspended.
A senior, Doe has played in 37 career games with 16 starts. Last season, he started three games at weak-side linebacker and had 30 tackles, 2 1/2 for loss, two pass break-ups and one interception. He had 2 1/2 tackles and a sack in the BCS National Championship game against Oklahoma.