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Jonathan Dowling no longer with the Gators



Freshman safety Jonathan Dowling has been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules, Florida coach Urban Meyer said Monday.

He gave no further explanation. for Dowling's dismissal.

Dowling was a four-star prospect out of Bradenton Southeast who was ranked the No. 5 safety in the nation by

He chose the Gators over FSU, Alabama, Georgia, Miami and South Florida.

He's the second heralded freshman safety the Gators have lost this season. Jordan Haden, brother of former Gator Joe Haden, left the team prior to the season for personal reasons.

[Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 4:12pm]


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