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Police: UF student jumps to his death from stadium



 A University of Florida student died Sunday night after apparently jumping to his death from a stairwell at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, the Gainesville Sun reported

Michael Richard Edmonds Jr., 26, was a member of the UF cycling club and studied journalism.

"At this point, we don't have anything to suggest foul play," UF Police Major Brad Barber told the Sun , adding that investigators were still trying to determine what happened. "If in fact it is determined that this is a suicide, the tragedy speaks for itself."

The tragedy came a day after Edmonds was arrested, charged with driving under the influence, and a couple months after a car collided with his bicycle, forcing him to use a back brace. His Facebook page illustrated his frustrations, the Independent Florida Alligator reported

[Last modified: Monday, April 16, 2012 10:46am]


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