After being arrested for domestic battery on Wednesday, Florida Gators’ freshman tight end A.C. Leonard was suspended indefinitely from all team activities. Head coach Will Muschamp released a statement saying Leonard’s behavior is not condoned and will not be tolerated. Leonard will not be permitted to participate in team activities until the matter is resolved. Depending on the outcome of the case, that may be a short or long period of time.
Leonard came to Florida as a member of the 2011 recruiting class. According to Rivals.com, he was the nation’s fifth-best tight end and No. 57 overall recruit. Leonard wavered with his commitment to the Gators, but would end up in Gainesville. Expected to be an immediate weapon in the offense, Leonard was set back after injuring his knee. He was able to come back and see the field during the 2011 season – a somewhat remarkable feat – but had minimal impact and at times transfer rumors surfaced. At the moment, Leonard is still part of the Gators’ program, but his arrest may throw a wrench in the system. We’ll have to wait this one out and see how the entire situation unfolds.