Florida Gators OL Jessamen Dunker leaving the program
Florida sophomore OL Jessamen Dunker has decided to transfer, Florida coach Will Muschamp said today.
Dunker, of Boynton Beach, was arrested in January for driving with a suspended license, a second degree misdemeanor, and grand theft of a motor vehicle, which is a third degree felony. He was driving a motor scooter that had been reported stolen, but Dunker's attorney, Huntley Johnson, said Dunker paid for the scooter was not aware it was stolen.
The case is still pending.
"I met with Jessamen Dunker about an hour before I came in here (for a Wednesday afternoon press conference) and he's decided to transfer,'' Muschamp said. "He and I just felt like he needed a fresh start. He felt like he needed a fresh start and I didn't disagree with him. I appreciate his time here. We didn't really get into where. We're going to continue to work through that. It's his job now to finish up strong here academically at Florida."
Dunker redshirted last season, but before his arrest was expected to battle for a starting position on the offensive line.
“I’m looking for a fresh start," Dunker said in a statement. "I’m very thankful for the opportunity I’ve had here with Coach (Tim) Davis and the entire Gator coaching staff”