New Florida head coach Jim McElwain has his first off-field “incident” with which to deal, and it just so happens to involve his starting quarterback. According to the Gainesville Sun, Treon Harris was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license.
Not only that, the Sun reports, the true freshman has never had a driver’s license. Harris’ attorney, Huntley Johnson, tells the paper that his client is in the process of getting his license and he expects the charge to be dropped once that occurs.
“That’s the way it’s usually handled in a case like this for a citizen, and he’s a citizen,” Johnson said.
There’s also this:
It’s believed this charge will have zero impact on Harris’ postseason availability, and he’s still expected to start in the Birmingham Bowl against East Carolina. That, though, is far from official as the university will look into the incident.
Harris started the last five games of the 2014 season after taking over for Jeff Driskel following a late-October loss to Missouri.
UPDATED 2:12 p.m. ET: As it stands right now, UF confirmed this afternoon, there has been no change to Harris’ status for the Gators’ upcoming bowl game.