Rickerson charged with felony battery, is kicked off Gators team

Updated: November 4, 2008, 7:46 PM ET
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida cornerback Jacques Rickerson was kicked off the team following his arrest on a felony battery charge.

The 20-year-old sophomore from St. Augustine was being held in the Alachua County jail Tuesday. According to the Gainesville Sun, no bond had been set yet.

Gainesville police said Rickerson slapped his girlfriend on the face, choked her, then covered her face with a pillow when she tried to scream for help. Authorities say the altercation started when ...

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