Monday, June 14, 2010
Florida wide receiver arrested
By Chris Low
Given the timing of the last alcohol-related arrest involving a Florida football player, you know sophomore receiver Frankie Hammond is doing his best to steer clear of coach Urban Meyer.
Hammond, 20, has been suspended from all team activities following his arrest early Sunday morning on DUI and alcohol possession charges. Police said he was speeding, swerving and driving with open bottles of Crown Royal whiskey in his car on Florida's campus.
It was a little more than six months ago that a DUI arrest rocked Florida's team.
Former defensive end Carlos Dunlap, the Gators' best pass-rusher, was found asleep at the wheel of his car four days before the SEC championship game. He was suspended by Meyer, and the Gators played their worst game of the season that Saturday in Atlanta and lost to Alabama, 32-13, ending their 22-game winning streak.
Hammond had played sparingly to this point, but was being counted on to play an increased role in the Gators' receiving rotation next season.
According to several reports out of Florida, Hammond is at least the 28th Florida football player to be arrested since Meyer took over as Florida's coach in 2005.