QB Treon Harris' accuser withdraws complaint, suspension lifted
Florida quarterback Treon Harris, who recently was accused of sexual battery and suspended indefinitely, has been reinstated to the team, the school announced Friday. From a statement by coach Will Muschamp:
"We have been notified that the University and legal process is complete. Treon has been reinstated to the team, but he will not play Saturday."
Harris' attorney, Huntley Johnson, released a statement to local media earlier Friday that said the woman who accused Harris withdrew her complaint:
"The young lady who claimed Treon Harris sexually battered her has withdrawn her complaint. I am pleased for Treon Harris and his family. The ball is in the university’s court."
On Monday Florida announced that Harris was suspended indefinitely while being investigated for sexual battery. The alleged incident had reportedly taken place early Sunday morning. No charges were filed.
On Thursday Johnson released a statement denying many of the allegations.
Harris, a true freshman, took over for starting quarterback Jeff Driskel in the fourth quarter of Florida's 10-9 win at Tennessee on Oct. 4. The Gators had been shut out to that point, but Harris led two scoring drives to spark a comeback.
Florida (3-1) hosts LSU (4-2) on Saturday. Muschamp announced earlier in the week that Driskel will be the Gators' starting quarterback against the Tigers.
- Molly Geary