Gators' safety Matt Elam settles legal matters
Florida S Matt Elam has settled legal troubles related to his summer arrest.
Elam pled no contest on Monday to possession of alcohol by a minor, according to Alachua County court records. He agreed to perform 12 hours of community service and pay $291 in court fees. He was also placed under six months of supervised probation.
The Palm Beach Gardens native was in downtown Gainesville in July when police said he was in possession of a plastic cup containing a dark liquid. According to police, when Elam saw officers as they approached, he threw his cup down. It allegedly contained cognac and Coke. It was his second offense.
Elam was briefly detained, then released on his own recognizance. He was not arrested, but signed a signature bond, receiving a notice to appear in court.
Elam has played in all three games this season registering 13 tackles and one interception.