- Mike DiRocco, ESPN Staff Writer
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida tight end A.C. Leonard has rejoined the team, but whether he will be able to play in the fall has not yet been determined.
Leonard, who practiced with the team on Wednesday, has been suspended since his Feb. 15 arrest on misdemeanor battery charges stemming from an altercation with his girlfriend at their Gainesville apartment.
"After a six-week suspension from team activities, A.C. Leonard has been cleared to return to practice only," coach Will Muschamp said in a statement. "He still has a lot of things to work through before his status for the fall is addressed."
Leonard caught eight passes for 99 yards as a freshman last season.
Gainesville police were called to an apartment Leonard shared with his girlfriend on Feb. 15. Leonard's girlfriend told police the 6-foot-2, 245-pound Leonard shoved her with both hands in the chest and knocked her to the ground. As she was falling, the woman said she struck her head on a dog cage, according to Cpl. Angelina Valuri, the public information officer for the Gainesville Police Department.
The woman said Leonard, 20, grabbed her by her hair and dragged her toward the front door, ripping out chunks of her hair and breaking a necklace in the process. The woman said Leonard then grabbed her by both feet, dragged her out of the apartment and locked the door, Valuri said.
The woman had abrasions to her left forearm and right elbow, injuries consistent with being dragged on a carpet, Valuri said.
His arrest was the 10th during Muschamp's 15-month tenure.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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