University of Florida quarterback Treon Harris has been suspended by the program while local authorites investigation allegations of sexual assault that have been made against him.
Per Mark Long of the Associated Press (via Yahoo! Sports), "the school said Monday that Harris is accused of sexually assaulting a female student early Sunday - hours after Harris helped Florida rally to beat Tennessee 10-9 in Knoxville - inside an on-campus residence hall."
Currently, the University Police Department is working in concert with the Gainesville Police Department to collect and analyze forensic evidence related to the case. According to Long's report, a GPD forensics crime unit vehicle was stationed outside of the residence hall on Monday afternoon.
''We have no tolerance for sexual assault on our campus,'' Florida president Bernie Machen said in a statement. ''The university is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for every member of the UF community. We must strive to protect all of our students from sexual harassment and assault, and do everything in our power to promote a safe learning environment.''
Harris has not been arrested on any official charges as of this time. His attorney, Huntley Johnson, does not foresee a situation where he will be, either.
''We are cooperating with the investigation,'' Johnson said, ''and I would be surprised and disappointed if he ends up being prosecuted.''
UPD is still finalizing the official report on the incident, stating that it will likely be released in the next day or so.
With Harris out indefintely, senior Jeff Driskel will likely take over the reins of Florida's offense for Saturday's game against LSU.
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