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Florida Gator arrests since football coach Urban Meyer took over in 2005

Gator arrests

Since coach Urban Meyer took over in 2005, there have been 20 arrests of Florida football players booked into the county jail. Two others, Torrey Davis and Jon Demps, were arrested within weeks after their dismissal from the team. There have been 24 reported instances in which UF players faced misdemeanor or felony charges, although some were multiple offenders. Here are the 20 arrests:

Dawayne Grace, DB

Arrested: October 2005. Charge: Misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Discipline: Suspended indefinitely, left program.

Kenneth Tookes, WR

Arrested: November 2006. Charge: Knowingly driving suspended license. Discipline: None public.

Louis Murphy, WR

Arrested: May 2006. Charge: Misdemeanor possession less than 20 grams marijuana. Discipline: Suspended three games, 12.5 hours community service.

Avery Atkins, CB

Arrested: June 2006. Charge: Felony false imprisonment and misdemeanor domestic battery allegedly striking his child's mother 13 times. Discipline: Suspended indefinitely, transferred.

Ronnie Wilson, OL

Arrested: April 2007. Charge: Felony and misdemeanor battery and discharging firearm. Discipline: Suspended 2007 season, placed two years' probation, 100 hours community service.

Dustin Doe, LB

Arrested: April 2007. Charge: Misdemeanor fighting in public. Discipline: None public.

Jacques Rickerson, CB

Arrested: April 2007. Charge: Misdemeanor possession marijuana. Discipline: Suspended one game, charges dropped after plea deal.

John Curtis, S

Arrested: May 2007. Charge: Misdemeanor probation violation failure to complete community service for alcohol possession. Discipline: Completed probation.

Dorian Munroe, S

Arrested: May 2007. Charge: Third degree felony removing parking boot from his car. Discipline: None, charges dropped.

Brandon James, RB/KR

Arrested: June 2007. Charge: Felony purchase of controlled substance, misdemeanor possession controlled substance. Discipline: Suspended game.

Tony Joiner, S

Arrested: October 2007. Charge: Felony burglary retrieving car in towing lot without paying. Discipline: Captain's title taken away; no suspension after charges dropped.

Jermaine Cunningham, DE

Arrested: December 2007. Charge: Misdemeanor battery, hitting restaurant worker with sandwich. Discipline: None, charges dropped by victim.


Arrested: January 2008. Charge: Misdemeanor possession marijuana. Discipline: None, charges dropppped insufficient evidence.

Jamar Hornsby, S

Arrested: May 2008. Charge: Felony credit card fraud, misdemeanor larceny. Discipline: Dismissed from team


Arrested: October 2008. Charge: Misdemeanor battery, assault. Discipline: Suspended final six games of season.


Arrested: November 2008. Charge: Felony battery and obstruction of justice. Discipline: Dismissed from team.

Cameron Newton, QB

Arrested: November 2008. Charge: Second degree felony burglary allegedly stealing laptop. Discipline: Suspended four games; eventually transferred.

Carl Johnson, OL

Arrested: February 2009. Charge: First degree misdemeanor, violating restraining order. Discipline: None, charges dropped.

Marquis Hannah, RB

Arrested: April 2009. Charge: Second degree felony, unarmed burglary. Discipline: Pending.

Janoris Jenkins, CB

Arrested: May 2009. Charge: Misdemeanor affray, resisting arrest without violence. Discipline: Expected to accept deferred prosecution agreement.


Riley Cooper, WR, Feb. 2009, misdemeanor resisting officer, failure to comply with police or fire department; charges dismissed.

Torrey Davis, DL, Oct. 2008, knowingly driving suspended license; Aug. 2008, misdemeanor alcohol possession under 21.

Jon Demps, LB, Jan. 2007, unknowingly driving suspended license.

Markus Manson, RB, March 2006, unlawful operation sound-making devices.

Florida Gator arrests since football coach Urban Meyer took over in 2005 06/26/09 [Last modified: Friday, June 26, 2009 11:56pm]
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