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.”