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Antonya English

Urban Meyer says he's concerned about growing number of legal problems

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Florida coach Urban Meyer said Thursday that junior wide receiver Chris Rainey is disappointed in his actions that led to his arrest for stalking an on again, off again girlfriend early Tuesday morning.

"He's angry and disappointed that the whole thing happened,'' Meyer said. "We've got to move on.''

In Meyer's five-year tenure, 27 players have been arrested or received citations a total of 34 times. And despite the public perception that he has turned a blind eye, Meyer said it is a concern for him and his staff.

"I try to evaluate everything about our program,'' Meyer said. "I'm real upset about that. After awhile, enough is enough. If there's something we can improve on, we're certainly looking into that. It's like if our graduation stinks, then we've got to improve that. If there are other issues in a program, that's our job to get it better. People making stupid mistakes, that's something we've got to correct.''

However, Meyer takes offense to any suggestion he's running a "dirty program.''

"I don't care,'' Meyer responded when asked if he had any concerns about the program being perceived in that category. "We do our best to win games. Dirty program?  It's not a dirty program. We follow the rules and some guys make mistakes and we've got to correct those mistakes. We follow the rules, we do it the right way at Florida and we have to do a better job with correction some of the people making mistakes.''

[Last modified: Thursday, September 16, 2010 8:11pm]

    

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