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.