UF freshman arrested on domestic battery charge

Authorities say Florida freshman tight end A.C. Leonard was

arrested on a simple domestic battery charge.

Gainesville police say 20-year-old Leonard got into an argument

with his girlfriend Wednesday night.

According to a police report, Leonard shoved the woman, causing

her to fall to the ground and hit her head on a dog cage. She told

police Leonard told her to take her belongings and leave the

apartment they shared.

”This behavior will not will be tolerated and A.C. has been

suspended from team activities at this time,” Gators coach Will

Muschamp said in statement Thursday. ”I certainly don’t condone

this type of behavior – it is not what we expect from the

University of Florida football program.”

Leonard’s arrest is the 10th during Muschamp’s 14-month


The arrest report indicates that Leonard grabbed the woman by

both feet and pulled her out of the apartment when she refused to


Police say the woman had a large abrasion on her left forearm

and a smaller one on her right elbow.

Leonard was released on his own recognizance Thursday by Alachua

County Judge Tom Jaworski.