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Written by Nick de la Torre, December 19, 2014, 6 Comments,
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University of Florida quarterback Treon Harris had another run in with University of Florida police. Harris was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license, a second-degree misdemeanor, last Saturday night.

Harris was driving a friend’s car on stadium road with two teammates — Jalen Tabor and J.C. Jackson — when he was pulled over for speeding at 11:29 p.m. Officers reported that they detected the smell of marijuana coming from the car.

Major Brad Barber of the UFPD spoke with the Orlando Sentinel and said that while marijuana was found in the car, “They [officers] did not determine nor did anyone admit to the possession of the marijuana itself.”

Barber told the Sentinel that the players were referred to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution.

Tabor — a freshman from the Washington D.C. area — was named to the SEC All-Freshman team following the season. Tabor was cited for possession of marijuana before the season on May 27. Tabor completed his requirements to have the prosecution deferred on December 5.

Gainesville attorney Huntley Johnson will represent Harris, who has a court date to handle the charge of operating a vehicle without a license. Gator Country was able to speak to a separate attorney who said that these cases are normally resolved when the accused obtains a license.

Harris and Tabor were both Freshman All-SEC this season and both are currently starters at quarterback and cornerback respectively. J.C. Jackson underwent shoulder surgery after an injury in the first game of the season and was redshirting.

Associate Athletics Director Steve McClain released the following statement regarding the situation.

“We are aware of the incident and are dealing with it internally and their bowl status hasn’t changed.”

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A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC

  1. keywesterDecember 19, 2014, 3:16 pm

    Wow, cops are soft these days. Speeding in a car that does not belong to him, no valid drivers license, the smell of weed in the car… No Ticket?
    Oh, wait, they didn’t confess that the weed was theirs or that they were smoking it – oh, okay then, they MUST be innocent. I guess I can’t sneer at the FSU and Tallahassee PD anymore when it comes to coddling the star athletes.
    I’m thinking if I were speeding in a strange car with no drivers license and weed wafting out the window, I might have gotten more serious scrutiny.
    What a bunch of f**k ups. I leave it to you to guess whether I’m referring to the PD or the players here.
    For those that say, hey, these are just kids, I say I was a kid once and spent the weekend in jail for a lot less than what these three clowns skated by on.

  2. malscottDecember 19, 2014, 5:10 pm

    Well, our University Police Department is anything but slack. They have been over the top for years. Perhaps they’ve backed off a bit. The speeding and driving while having weed mysteriously lit in the car is the crazy part. Some of the decisions some of these kids make offer up irrefutable evidence that they are not necessarily Rhodes scholar candidates. The problem most of them don’t seem to realise, or don’t care about is, if you are on a major programs football team (even if that major program has been down for 4 years) you shouldn’t be doing the Bob Marley thing and speeding while your license is suspended. It’s like, bro? Really?

  3. snowprintDecember 19, 2014, 10:19 pm

    It’s not a big deal. When you’re young, you sometimes do stupid things. The prefrontal cortex. that controls decision making, is not fully developed until around the age of 25. They should be forgiven, after all what they did is very minor and should require minimal punishment. Part of growing up is learning, and college students can be pretty stupid at times, think of how stupid you were in college. Harris just needs to get his license, that should end it. I’m amazed at how judgmental some people are. not referring to anyone here. Many of the folks who are calling for their scalp will sit in church on Sunday and not know the first thing about what Jesus meant when he invited someone to cast the first stone. Lighten up, Francis!

  4. GatorJMDZDecember 20, 2014, 5:46 am

    Keywester: Learn about “constructive possession” before you pop off. That was the correct result in terms of the marijuana issue.

  5. darthgator7December 20, 2014, 9:51 am

    Suspend all 3 for the bowl game for sheer stupidity. Make a statement! This season is a wash anyway.

    • Andrew Spivey
      Andrew SpiveyDecember 20, 2014, 4:53 pm

      J.C. is hurt so he won’t play but Tabor wasn’t charged with anything so no reason to suspend him.

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University of Florida quarterback Treon Harris had another run in with University of Florida police. Harris was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license, a second-degree misdemeanor, last Saturday night.

Harris was driving a friend’s car on stadium road with two teammates — Jalen Tabor and J.C. Jackson — when he was pulled over for speeding at 11:29 p.m. Officers reported that they detected the smell of marijuana coming from the car.

Major Brad Barber of the UFPD spoke with the Orlando Sentinel and said that while marijuana was found in the car, “They [officers] did not determine nor did anyone admit to the possession of the marijuana itself.”

Barber told the Sentinel that the players were referred to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution.

Tabor — a freshman from the Washington D.C. area — was named to the SEC All-Freshman team following the season. Tabor was cited for possession of marijuana before the season on May 27. Tabor completed his requirements to have the prosecution deferred on December 5.

Gainesville attorney Huntley Johnson will represent Harris, who has a court date to handle the charge of operating a vehicle without a license. Gator Country was able to speak to a separate attorney who said that these cases are normally resolved when the accused obtains a license.

Harris and Tabor were both Freshman All-SEC this season and both are currently starters at quarterback and cornerback respectively. J.C. Jackson underwent shoulder surgery after an injury in the first game of the season and was redshirting.

Associate Athletics Director Steve McClain released the following statement regarding the situation.

“We are aware of the incident and are dealing with it internally and their bowl status hasn’t changed.”

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