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Florida suspends O-lineman Jessamen Dunker

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Following up briefly on a story that’s been going on the past couple of days, Florida has announced that redshirt freshman offensive lineman Jessamen Dunker has been suspended indefinitely.

Dunker was hit with charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle and a non-moving traffic violation on Wednesday after being pulled over by police for riding on a scooter that was not tagged. The scooter was determined to be stolen by police. Dunker was released from jail the following day.

“I met with Jessamen Dunker this morning and I suspended him from all team activities until we get more information,” coach Will Muschamp said in a statement. “I have been on the road. I just met face-to-face with him this morning for the first time for about 15 minutes. Once we get a little more information, we’ll move forward, but he’s suspended from the team at this time. We’ll address that further when I know more.”

Dunker’s attorney, Huntley Johnson, claims his client said he bought the scooter for $600 and was not aware that it was stolen.

Dunker did not play for the Gators in 2012, but was expected to compete for time this year.

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9 Responses to “Florida suspends O-lineman Jessamen Dunker”
  1. thegamecocker says: Jan 19, 2013 7:51 AM

    Where is the bill of sale? He didn’t know it was stolen…… this guy is a joke!

  2. canetic says: Jan 19, 2013 8:15 AM

    He’s “indefinitely suspended” since this is the offseason. Something tells me that will be lifted in time for Spring practice.

  3. blueglaze says: Jan 19, 2013 8:48 AM

    Hell ya he will be playing. Just a scooter…

  4. roundup5 says: Jan 19, 2013 9:19 AM

    Another “thug” ! Now his lawyer has time to fabricate
    a good story. If he was at Notre Dame, he would have
    the AD to back him up.

  5. beedubyatoo says: Jan 19, 2013 12:53 PM

    Florida hasn’t won alot else lately, but they lead the country in football players’ names.

    Jessamen Dunker?

  6. cometkazie says: Jan 19, 2013 2:16 PM

    Guilty until proven innocent?????

  7. gatorprof says: Jan 19, 2013 3:48 PM

    Very easy for Boom and the legal system. He either proves that he purchased it for $600 or he doesn’t.

  8. beedubyatoo says: Jan 19, 2013 4:31 PM

    “The scooter was determined to be stolen by police”
    The Chief of police shoud suspend those officers involved for that.

  9. metalhead65 says: Jan 20, 2013 4:25 PM

    in this case indefinitely means until spring practice starts. I am sure he is truly upset at having to miss any off season conditioning with his teammates and this will surly teach him a lesson.

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