Florida QB Treon Harris under investigation for sexual battery
Florida quarterback Treon Harris is being investigated by university police for sexual battery after he was accused of sexually assaulting a female student in a residence hall early Sunday morning, the school announced Monday.
Harris has been indefinitely suspended from all team activities. Gainesville police are assisting campus police department in its investigation.
In its statement, Florida said it had no update on possible charges against Harris. According to reports, no charges have been filed.
Harris's attorney, Huntley Johnson, said following news of the investigation, "No, [Harris] has not been arrested and I don't expect him to be."
Florida president Bernie Machen made the following statement:
"We have no tolerance for sexual assault on our campus. The university is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for every member of the UF community. We must strive to protect all of our students from sexual harassment and assault, and do everything in our power to promote a safe learning environment."
Florida coach Will Muschamp canceled his weekly press conference Monday. No reason was given for the cancellation at the time.
Harris, a true freshman, relieved starter Jeff Driskel in Florida's game against Tennessee on Saturday in the fourth quarter. Harris led the Gators to a comeback 10-9 win, orchestrating two scoring drives after Florida had been shut out to that point.
A Miami native, Harris was named the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the class of 2014 by Rivals.com.
Florida is 3-1 this season.
- Ben Estes