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Florida Gators tight end A.C. Leonard arrested on domestic battery charges

Alcorus "A.C." Leonard, a Florida tight end from Jacksonville, made his first appearance in an Alachua County courtroom on Thursday after being arrested Wednesday night on domestic battery charges.

Leonard was released on his own recognizance Thursday morning.

According to police reports, Leonard and his live-in girlfriend got into an argument early Wednesday evening, which resulted in her being shoved by Leonard — the force of which knocked her down, causing her to hit her head on a dog cage.

After Leonard reportedly told the woman to leave, he allegedly followed her into a bedroom, and later grabbed her by both feet, dragged her from the apartment and locked her out.

Police reports say the woman did forearm and elbow abrasions.

Leonard, who had eight receptions for 99 yards this past season, is the 10th arrest for the Gators since Florida coach Will Muschamp took over the program in January 2011.

Florida Gators tight end A.C. Leonard arrested on domestic battery charges 02/16/12 [Last modified: Thursday, February 16, 2012 11:18am]

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