Report: Former Florida QB Chris Leak loses teaching license following sexual assault accusation
Chris Leak has voluntarily surrendered his educator’s certificate following sexual assault allegations.
Leak, the QB that helped lead Florida to the 2007 BCS National Championship, has reportedly decided not to contest claims that he asked an underage student to touch his genitals. He was serving as the football coach at Edgewater High School when the incident occurred.
Leak played at Florida from 2003-06. He was the first starting QB for the Gators under head coach Urban Meyer. Leak was not drafted and never made a regular season apperance in the NFL.
Ryan DiPentima with The Palm Beach Post shared the story:
Edgewater High School football coach and Art Recovery teacher Chris Leak…voluntarily surrendered his Florida Educator’s Certificate amid allegations that, on Sept. 5, 2016, he received a massage from a 15-year-old female student and asked the student to touch his penis, according to an order filed by the Florida Education Practices Commission on Tuesday.
DiPentima also reported that Leak will never have his license reinstated. He will also never be eligible to apply for a new one due to his decision to voluntarily surrender the license.
Leak put together a remarkable career over four seasons at Florida. He still holds the career mark for passing yards (11,213) and is tied with Tim Tebow for second in career passing touchdowns (88).