GAINESVILLE — Florida sophomore OL Jessamen Dunker has decided to transfer, Florida coach Will Muschamp said Wednesday.
Dunker, of Boynton Beach, was arrested in January for driving with a suspended license and grand theft of a motor vehicle after he was pulled over while driving a motor scooter that had been reported stolen. Dunker's attorney, Huntley Johnson, said Dunker paid for the scooter and was not aware it was stolen.
The case is still pending.
"I met with Jessamen Dunker 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.
Antonya English, Times staff writer