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    Freshman quarterback Treon Harris is cleared to rejoin the Florida Gators this week. / Gator Country photo by David Bowie

Treon Harris reinstated
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Written by Nick de la Torre, October 10, 2014, 1 Comment,
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The University of Florida has lifted the interim suspension of freshman quarterback Treon Harris, the school announced shortly after Harris’ accuser withdrew her complaint against the freshman quarterback.

Early Monday morning, Harris was accused of sexually assaulting another student. The University acted swiftly, placing Harris on an interim suspension, prohibiting him from being on campus or attending class on campus — and he was indefinitely suspended by the UAA from all football activities as well. Harris was allowed to continue participating in his online courses.

Friday afternoon the accuser withdrew her complaint against Harris.

“The young lady who claimed Treon Harris sexually battered her has withdrawn her complaint,” Harris’ attorney Huntley Johnson told Gator Country. “I am pleased for Treon Harris and his family.”
Harris took over for Jeff Driskel at the end of the third quarter against Tennessee a week ago and led two scoring drives that propelled the Gators to their tenth-straight win over the rival Vols. Harris was in line to earn more playing time this week, before the allegations surfaced on Monday afternoon.

Shortly after Johnson confirmed that Harris’ interim suspension was lifted, the UAA reinstated Harris, making him eligible to rejoin the football team and resume practicing and playing.

We have been notified that the University and legal process is complete. Treon has been reinstated to the team, but he will not play Saturday," Muschamp said in a release. "This has been a learning experience for everyone involved. Treon has been honest with me throughout the process and is looking forward to rejoining his teammates."

The University of Florida made the correct decision in getting out in front of the situation by suspending Harris from playing football on Monday. With the withdrawn accusation, the University once again made the correct call in letting Treon Harris resume his normal day-to-day activities of attending class on campus and playing football.

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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. malscottOctober 10, 2014, 5:06 pm

    Good for him…I think this reflects, under the circumstances, well on the University as they were proactive reflecting a zero tolerance position. Unlike some other schools. Hopefully, things will get sorted out and he can get back in the groove. Nonetheless, I hope the team can rally behind Driskel and I hope Driskel can move the offense down the field. Here’s to Treon havng a successful career here. May the Gators rise to the occassion and Swamp LSU!! Go Gators.

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The University of Florida has lifted the interim suspension of freshman quarterback Treon Harris, the school announced shortly after Harris’ accuser withdrew her complaint against the freshman quarterback.

Early Monday morning, Harris was accused of sexually assaulting another student. The University acted swiftly, placing Harris on an interim suspension, prohibiting him from being on campus or attending class on campus — and he was indefinitely suspended by the UAA from all football activities as well. Harris was allowed to continue participating in his online courses.

Friday afternoon the accuser withdrew her complaint against Harris.

“The young lady who claimed Treon Harris sexually battered her has withdrawn her complaint,” Harris’ attorney Huntley Johnson told Gator Country. “I am pleased for Treon Harris and his family.”
Harris took over for Jeff Driskel at the end of the third quarter against Tennessee a week ago and led two scoring drives that propelled the Gators to their tenth-straight win over the rival Vols. Harris was in line to earn more playing time this week, before the allegations surfaced on Monday afternoon.

Shortly after Johnson confirmed that Harris’ interim suspension was lifted, the UAA reinstated Harris, making him eligible to rejoin the football team and resume practicing and playing.

We have been notified that the University and legal process is complete. Treon has been reinstated to the team, but he will not play Saturday," Muschamp said in a release. "This has been a learning experience for everyone involved. Treon has been honest with me throughout the process and is looking forward to rejoining his teammates."

The University of Florida made the correct decision in getting out in front of the situation by suspending Harris from playing football on Monday. With the withdrawn accusation, the University once again made the correct call in letting Treon Harris resume his normal day-to-day activities of attending class on campus and playing football.

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Oct 4, 2014; Knoxville, TN, USA; Florida Gators quarterback Treon Harris (3) prepares to throw the ball during the fourth quarter against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium. The Gators won 10-9 Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports
Sexual Assault Complaint against Treon Harris withdrawn

Treon Harris had the sexual assault complaint withdrawn against him on Friday afternoon.

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