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Florida linebacker Dustin Doe suspended after traffic arrest



DUSTIN DOE Florida linebacker Dustin Doe remains suspended from participating in all team activities after he was arrested Thursday night for driving with a suspended license.

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.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:07pm]


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