Yesterday, Florida offensive lineman Jessamen Dunker was booked into the Alachua County Jail on charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle and a non-moving traffic violation. According to university police, Dunker riding on a scooter that was reported stolen near Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
One day later, Dunker has been released on his own recognizance, per the Tampa Bay Times. Dunker was asked that he not to have contact with the alleged victim.
The grand theft auto charge is a third-degree felony and the traffic violation is a second-degree misdemeanor.
However, Dunker’s attorney, Huntley Johnson, claimed Thursday morning that Dunker told him he paid for the scooter. Dunker was originally pulled over by police because the scooter was not tagged. During the traffic stop, it was determined that Dunker was driving on a suspended license.
Dunker did not play in 2012. Through a statement from Florida, head coach Will Muschamp has he is aware of the situation and that he will address it when he returns from a recruiting trip.