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“The young lady who claimed Treon Harris sexually battered her has withdrawn her complaint,” Harris’ attorney Huntley Johnson told Gator Country.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 With the withdrawn accusation, the University once again made the correct call in letting Treon Harris resume his normal day-to-day activities of attending class on campus and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.