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Suspended USF WR to undergo intervention program

Chris Dunkley, Deonte  Welch AP

Indefinitely suspended for a domestic violence case, South Florida wide receiver Chris Dunkley has agreed to enter into a domestic violence intervention program, per the Tampa Bay Times. Dunkley was charged with domestic violence battery in late September in the hours following the Bulls’ loss to Florida State.

The agreement states that Dunkley will have no contact with the alleged victim, attend at minimum 26 weeks of intervention counseling and 12 months of supervision. If he completes all the required conditions, his misdemeanor charge as a first-time offender will be dropped.

As a refresher, here’s an excerpt from the Times of what happened according to the police report of the incident:

According to deputies, Dunkley was arrested for an incident that took place Sept. 21 at about 7:20 p.m. inside the apartment he shares with his girlfriend. That night, Dunkley and his girlfriend began to argue and at some point it turned physical, the report said.

The girlfriend, whose identity was not released by the sheriff’s office, was thrown to the floor and beaten on her arms, causing bruises, the report said. A short time later Dunkley pulled the woman by her hair, according to the report, forcing her into a closet. Deputies said he beat her with a computer cord on the back of her thighs, which left cuts.

In the report, deputies said there is a “strong likelihood of repeat violence.”

Dunkley began his collegiate career with Florida before transferring to USF in 2011. He has four receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown this season. His status with the team has not changed.

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4 Responses to “Suspended USF WR to undergo intervention program”
  1. ezwriter69 says: Nov 1, 2012 5:34 PM

    Another of Urban’s upstanding Gator recruits…

  2. bigjdve says: Nov 1, 2012 5:38 PM

    Why has his status not changed? He is guilty, since he is doing all of these things to avoid jail or convictions.

    He should be booted off the team, and not allowed on one until he has done what he needs to do in order to pay his debt.

    Then he should be given the chance to earn his way back by proving himself on the field and by not beating on women anymore.

  3. seanb20124 says: Nov 1, 2012 7:51 PM

    Goof luck, counseling should help.

  4. fatcamper says: Nov 2, 2012 10:18 AM

    He needs counseling, but the program needs an intervention. My inner retributivist thinks he should be forced to go out and play for USF each week as punishment.

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