Florida Suspends Football Player Amid Assault Allegations

October 7, 2014

The University of Florida has suspended its backup quarterback, Treon Harris, "from all team activities" after he was accused of sexually assaulting a female student on campus early Sunday. The University of Florida Police Department is investigating the incident with forensic assistance from the Gainesville Police Department. No charges been filed yet, but the university said it has initiated its student conduct code process.

“We have no tolerance for sexual assault on our campus,” Bernie Machen, the university's president, said in a statement. “The university is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for every member of the UF community. We must strive to protect all of our students from sexual harassment and assault, and do everything in our power to promote a safe learning environment.”

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