Jim McElwain alleges Gators players, families have received death threats

    “The Florida Gators are 3-3 in 2017 and two covered receivers against Kentucky and a dropped pass away from potentially have another loss, in overtime, to Tennessee.

    The season has certainly not gone the way Jim McElwain expected it to and the fan base has been frustrated, as well as vocal about how frustrated they are. According to McElwain, some people have crossed a line where frustration has turned dark.

    “There’s a lot of hate in this world and a lot of anger. And yet, it’s freedom to show it. The hard part about it is the threats against your own players, death threats to your families. The ill will that’s brought upon out there,” McElwain said Monday. “I think it’s really one of those deals that’s really a pretty good testament gong on out there nationally. There’s a lot of angry people in this business and we’re the ones that you take the shots at and that’s the way it is.”

    It’s a lofty accusation to make. McElwain was asked if he would care to expound, he said “no.”

    The coach was continually pressed for more details about the accusation of death threats towards him, his family and his players. Something that serious could warrant getting the police involved He said he has not notified police in regards to the death threats and finally asked to move on from the line of questioning.

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    Nick de la Torre
    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