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‘A.C.’ equals ‘all cool’ per the Gators

Will Muschamp AP

Apparently.  Or allegedly, if that makes your allegiance feel better.

Mid-February, Florida tight end A.C. Leonard was arrested on a charge of simple domestic battery involving his live-in girlfriend.  The details surrounding the arrest were far from simple but certainly in the battery range, lowlife division:

The report states Leonard and his girlfriend — they’ve lived together for about the past month — were involved in a verbal dispute at around 7:20 when the fight escalated into a physical confrontation. Leonard reportedly “shoved [his girlfriend] forcibly with both hands in her chest/neck area. The force of the shove knocked her down to the ground, causing her head to strike a dog cage that was behind her.”

Leonard then reportedly told the woman to leave and attempted to drag her by her hair out the door. When she resisted, the police report states Leonard grabbed his girlfriend by her feet and pulled her out of the apartment before locking her out.

On the same day that incident came to the public light, Leonard was suspended indefinitely by head coach Will Muschamp.  In a statement at the time, the coach laid down the law in regard to his players, saying emphatically in a statement that “his behavior will not will be tolerated. It is not what we expect from the University of Florida football program.”

Wednesday, Muschamp announced in a statement that Leonard has been reinstated and is now permitted to practice with his teammates.  There is, though, a string or two attached to that reinstatement.

“[H]e still has a lot of things to work through before his status for the fall is addressed,” Muschamp said, without directly addressing Huntley Johnson‘s role in Leonard’s status.

We’ll assume, then, that curbing the urge to (allegedly) drag a female by her hair out the door is one of the things to be worked through.  Or, as a reminder,  as Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post put it:

Leonard’s girlfriend told police that he shoved her and dragged her through his apartment by her hair and feet.

I have three daughters, and I’ll be damned if…

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6 Responses to “‘A.C.’ equals ‘all cool’ per the Gators”
  1. blueglaze says: Mar 29, 2012 11:37 AM

    Like you have never had to drag a woman out of your home…. Who hasn’t!? Glad he didn’t hit her…. She probably just flopped anyways. I understand A.C… No worries, now do work!

  2. overratedgators says: Mar 29, 2012 2:01 PM

    Nice to see nothing’s changed at UF under Muschamp. Criminal battery allegations will not be tolerated. Unless of course, you might be able to help us beat Georgia, in which case what’s a little girl punching between friends, right?

  3. mountaineer50415 says: Mar 29, 2012 3:25 PM

    I read the statement “his behavior will not be tolerated,” and I was about to say, well said. Then comes the statement “he was reinstated”. WOW????? I wonder how “will be tolerated looks”?

  4. clevelandschronic2 says: Mar 29, 2012 7:30 PM

    Im gonna take a guess n say this is somehow urbans fault too huh. Now that urban has gone somewhere better who can these sorry a** fla fans blame now……

  5. overratedgators says: Mar 29, 2012 8:11 PM

    Cheerleaders at Florida are working on a new chant: “Rihanna was asking for it! Go Gators!”

  6. blakeowen13 says: Apr 2, 2012 5:40 PM

    Mus chump is Getting desperate.

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