Florida QB Harris cited for allegedly driving without a valid license

Florida Gators quarterback Treon Harris (3) in action vs. the Florida State Seminoles.

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida quarterback Treon Harris is facing a misdemeanor charge for allegedly operating a motor vehicle without a valid license.

University Police filed a citation Tuesday, and according to court records, Harris has never had a license.

Harris has an arraignment scheduled for Jan. 15 at the Alachua County Courthouse.

Harris was stopped by campus police Dec. 13 at 11:29 p.m. for speeding near the stadium. Two other Florida players, freshmen defensive backs Jalen Tabor and J.C. Jackson, were in the car.

According to police, an odor of marijuana emanated from the car and two plastic bags were found in the car that appeared to hold a small amount of marijuana. Because the vehicle did not belong to Harris, Tabor or Jackson, police did not charge any of them with possession. The three could face discipline from a Student Conduct Board, which will review the case.

"We are aware of the incident and are dealing with it internally," team spokesman Steve McClain said. He added that the players’ status for the Jan. 3 Birmingham Bowl against East Carolina has not changed.

Tabor was cited in late May for misdemeanor marijuana possession. He completed a deferred prosecution agreement earlier this month that could get the charge dropped.

Tabor played in all 11 games, with four starts, this season. He has 28 tackles, seven pass breakups and two sacks. Jackson played sparingly in one game.

Harris has started the last five games since replacing Jeff Driskel. Harris has completed 50 of 100 passes for 896 yards, with seven touchdowns and three interceptions. He also has 291 yards rushing and three scores.