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Florida O-lineman to transfer

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Florida offensive lineman Jessamen Dunker found himself in legal trouble at the beginning of this year when he was charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle. Shortly thereafter, he was suspended indefinitely by head coach Will Muschamp.

On Tuesday, Muschamp announced that Dunker informed him this morning he was transferring from the program. Where the redshirt freshman will go was not clarified.

He felt like he needed a fresh start and I support him,” Muschamp said. “We support him and hope for the best for him.”

The decision was apparently  some time in the making.

“I’m looking for a fresh start,” Dunker said in a statement. “I’m very thankful for the opportunity I’ve had here to play with Coach Davis and the entire Gator coaching staff.”

Dunker was pulled over by police in January for riding a scooter that wasn’t tagged. The scooter was determined to be stolen by police, though Dunker’s attorney, Huntley Johnson, claims his client said he bought the scooter for $600 and was not aware that it was stolen. He was released from jail the day following his arrest.

A former four-star recruit for the Gators, Dunker was initially expected to compete for playing time this year before his legal issue set him back.

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7 Responses to “Florida O-lineman to transfer”
  1. sportsfix4u says: Apr 24, 2013 11:11 PM

    Sounds like a good fit for Marshall

  2. mauldawg says: Apr 25, 2013 5:10 AM

    Right up Marshalls alley. He will fit in with the 2 players that were just busted for being thugs. MU can only get players that have any talent if they cant read ,write or have a home in a jail cell. With out props and thugs MU could not field a team.

  3. 35longmiles says: Apr 25, 2013 7:09 AM

    Never played a single down at Florida

  4. dg0122 says: Apr 25, 2013 7:49 AM

    “His attorney claims”….
    Oh OK why didn’t you say that in the first place???

  5. floridacock says: Apr 26, 2013 12:15 PM

    Florida??? Maybe he will go play for Urban

  6. lakesidegator says: Apr 29, 2013 9:41 AM

    Looks like a goo fir for the [co]canes.

  7. lakesidegator says: Apr 29, 2013 9:42 AM

    good fit

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