Florida Gators’ senior wide receiver Andre Debose was thrown through a window during an altercation that eventually led to gunfire in Gainesville, according to multiple reports.
The initial police report said Debose was the aggressor. However, the officer issued a statement that he incorrectly reported Debose was the aggressor. Debose was actually thrown through the window, not the other way around, as initially stated. Debose was actually trying to break up the fight multiple times.
“I apologize that my error put your name and reputation in jeopardy, no matter how briefly,” Tobias wrote in his statement.
The Associated Press reported the fight started because of an argument between Debose and Victor Watkins at John Honeycutt’s residence. Debose and Watkins started shoving one another, when Debose was eventually shoved through a window. The Orlando Sentinel reported that Honeycutt threatened Watkins with a handgun, and Watkins actually took the handgun from him and fired several shots in the front yard. Honeycutt then retrieved a rifle and fired several rounds into Watkins’ car. Honeycutt was arrested, and he was charged with aggravated assault.
Debose was not arrested or charged in the incident, and he recently was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA after suffering an ACL tear during last year’s preseason camp.
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