Gators reinstate Treon Harris, but QB won't play vs. LSU
Hours after the woman who accused Florida QB Treon Harris of sexual assault withdrew her complaint, the freshman rejoined the football team. Harris won’t play in Saturday’s game against LSU, however.
“We have been notified that the University and legal process is complete,” coach Will Muschamp said in a statement.
“Treon has been reinstated to the team, but he will not play Saturday. 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.”
Harris’ attorney announced Friday that the school lifted Harris’ suspension. He is able to resume all UF and football activities.
BREAKING: Treon Harris' attorneys say his suspension by the university has been lifted.
— Jeff Barlis (@JeffBarlisESPN) October 10, 2014
Huntley Johnson, Treon Harris' attorney: "He is no longer banned from the campus and he is permitted to resume UF activities." #Gators
— Edgar Thompson (@osgators) October 10, 2014
Florida initially suspended Harris from all team activities on Monday after the accusation of sexual battery. Although the police report released by the university was heavily redacted, Treon Harris’ attorney, Huntley Johnson released a statement to the media maintaining his client’s innocence.
“We have previously indicated that we do not believe that Mr. Harris will be arrested or prosecuted,” Johnson said in the statement. “That is because of our experience and the facts of this case. He is not guilty of a crime and he did not mistreat this young lady in any way that night.”
Harris, a Miami native, relieved starting quarterback Jeff Driskel last week against Tennessee and led the Gators to 10 unanswered points in their come-from-behind win over the Vols.
Driskel is expected to start against LSU on Saturday.