Treon Harris, Former Booker T. Washington Star, Suspended by Florida Over Sexual Assault Allegations
Between 2012 and 2013, Treon Harris lead Booker T. Washington High's football team to two state championships and a 22-game win streak as quarterback. On Saturday, he came off the bench and lead the Florida Gators to a come-from-behind win over SEC rivals Tennessee.
Today, he finds himself suspended from the team indefinitely and under investigation for sexual assault stemming from an incident in a dorm room early Sunday morning.
Few details about the actual assault have been made public, and the alleged victim's name is being kept secret.
The University of Florida has released a statement.
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"We have no tolerance for sexual assault on our campus," said UF president Bernie Machen.
Huntley Johnson, an attorney who has represented several Gator football players (including Aaron Johnson during some legal maters when he played for the team) is representing Harris. He tells Florida Today that he doesn't believe the accusations will end in an arrest.
Harris will remain suspended until the outcome of the investigation, but that could take several weeks. Harris is unlikely to play during next Saturday's game against LSU.
A true freshman, Harris was highly recruited and had originally committed to Florida State. He also took visits at the University of Miami and Auburn before eventually deciding on Florida.
Harris's father Tim "Ice" Harris Sr., formerly Booker's coach, is the assistant director of football operations at the University of Miami. Harris's brother, Tim Jr., is currently the head coach at Booker.
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