Gators' tight end AC Leonard pleads no contest to battery charge
Florida sophomore tight end A.C. Leonard pled no contest today to a misdemeanor simple battery charge, bringing to a conclusion his legal trouble that began in February.
Leonard was placed on six months' probation and ordered to undergo anger management counseling, accoring to court records. He cannot have any contact with the victim and must pay court costs.
Leonard was arrested after he and his live-in girlfriend allegedly got into an argument which escalated, and ultimately led to her being grabbed by both feet, dragged from the apartment and locked out, accoring to police reports.
After a six-week suspension, Florida coach Will Muschamp allowed Leonard to return to practicing and attending team meetings with the team last week, but has not fully reinstated him. His status for Saturday's Orange and Blue game remains uncertain.