Florida boots Brown from the team

February, 20, 2010
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Florida won't have Gary Brown as part of its defensive tackle rotation this fall.

The Gators dismissed Brown from the team after he was arrested and charged with two counts of misdemeanor battery during a dispute at a party last weekend. Brown is accused of striking two women who were trying to kick people out of a party, according to the police report.

Florida coach Urban Meyer made it clear in the past that he does not tolerate violence against women.

Brown was one of the most highly recruited defensive linemen in the country last year, but redshirted in 2009. He would have been a factor at tackle this coming season had he been able to stay out of trouble.

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