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Florida’s Dunker to be released from jail today

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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.

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8 Responses to “Florida’s Dunker to be released from jail today”
  1. canetic says: Jan 17, 2013 1:00 PM

    Pssst…tell them the scooter was fake

  2. classyjacklambert says: Jan 17, 2013 1:30 PM

    Can stealing a scooter really be considered grand theft? What do the cost?

  3. xtremesportsmaniac says: Jan 17, 2013 1:33 PM

    What does this have to do with Te’o?

  4. canehouse says: Jan 17, 2013 2:18 PM

    Gatorprof… where are you on this? Good thing your law school is so prolific.

  5. scalpemseminoles says: Jan 17, 2013 3:33 PM

    S-E-C! S-E-C! S-E-C!

  6. thegamecocker says: Jan 17, 2013 6:33 PM

    Good-bye ya thief! Time to move onto Auburn like Cam

  7. gatorprof says: Jan 17, 2013 9:01 PM

    Canehouse…nice one;) I hope that Boom handles this appropriately.

    This should be a very simple issue for Boom. Either he is telling the truth (no big deal) and did indeed pay $600 for the scooter or he didn’t (Gator career ended).

    Even if he did, he could be in trouble for receiving stolen property if he knew that it was hot.

    http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20130117/ARTICLES/130119657/1189?Title=UF-lineman-released-from-jail

  8. gatorprof says: Jan 18, 2013 5:43 PM

    Canehouse,

    Boom met with him and suspended him indefinitely.

    http://www.gainesville.com/article/20130118/ARTICLES/130119568?tc=cr

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