Harris named UF starter, police report released

Published on Thursday, 10/23/14, at 1:02 a.m. Eastern. 

Will Muschamp has named Treon Harris as Florida’s starting quarterback for next Saturday’s game vs. Georgia in Jacksonville. It will be the first career start for the true freshman from Miami.

Harris appeared poised to become the starter against LSU two weeks ago before a sexual-assault claim against him resulted in an immediate suspension. He was reinstated to the team four days later when the accuser withdrew her complaint, but he wasn’t on the sidelines for the loss to the Tigers.

Harris played in last Saturday’s 42-13 loss to Missouri. He led the Gators on a pair of touchdown drives in the fourth quarter. For the season, Harris has completed 12-of-18 passes for 263 yards with a 3/1 touchdown-to-interception ratio. He has also rushed for 51 yards and one TD on 15 carries.

Jeff Driskel has been intercepted nine times in UF’s last four games. Muschamp declared the contest against UGA to be “[Treon’s] game” with no plans on using Driskel as a second QB.

On Wednesday night, a police report was released and revealed that Harris told police that he and the accuser had consensual sex in his room early Sunday morning after a night out with other UF players at a Gainesville nightclub (following a win at Tennessee). Also, according to the report, the accuser had sex with UF wide receiver Latroy Pittman at some point that Saturday night.

The accuser’s roommate told authorities that she bragged, “I caught two bodies tonight.”

The roommate also told the police that when she confronted the accuser that the text from Harris (one saying, “don’t tell nobody about nothing”) was meant in order for the accuser to keep quiet because Harris didn’t want another woman he was seeing to find out. The accuser then said  to the roommate, “Oh, I can lie the shit out of something. Y’all don’t even know the whole truth.”

For more details about the police report, click here.

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