Student accuses football player of robbery
By MIKE MCCALL
Five UF football players were involved in a confrontation at a weekend party, according to a Gainesville Police Department report.
The players, identified on the scene as scholarship football athletes by a UF student, were involved in a robbery at a party at Cabana Beach Apartments on Saturday.
The players have not been named by police, and UF coach Urban Meyer has yet to confirm that they are football players, the report states.
On Saturday, a UF student was taking kegs out of his truck when the men approached him. One 6-foot-4, 280-pound man attempted to steal his keg, cutting his neck in the process, according to the report. The cut was 5 to 6 inches long, the report states, and it appeared to be the result of a fingernail or ring.
The other four players on the scene restrained the attacker, who then broke away and assaulted the student again, slamming him into his truck, according to the report.
After the second attack, the players forced the attacker into a red Ford Taurus and began to leave the scene, the report states.
While the car was still moving, the attacker again tried to run at the victim, but was stopped by his teammates, who likely prevented a third attack, according to the report.
Several more players were at the party, but were not involved in the incident, the report states.
The incident is the third this month involving a UF football player.
Earlier, linebacker Dustin Doe was charged with fighting in public.
Offensive lineman Ronnie Wilson received felony charges of aggravated assault and the use, display or concealment of a weapon or firearm.
Saturday's incident is not the first involving UF players and kegs.
Two years ago, linebacker Taurean Charles was dismissed from the team following another keg-related incident.He was charged after throwing a keg at a UF student.