Earlier this week, a new report found a fifth member of the Florida Gators football program was accused of violence against women during Dan Mullen’s tenure as the team’s head coach.
Defensive back John Huggins was accused of choking a female tutor.
According to a report from the Tampa Bay Times, Huggins became the fifth member of the Gators football program to have been accused of violence against women – four of which have been released from the program.
It didn’t take long for Mullen to make a decision on Huggins’ future with the program.
According to a report from the Orlando Sentinel, Huggins has been kicked off the Gators football team.
Here’s more from the Sentinel:
Florida Gators sophomore defensive back John Huggins has been dismissed from the football program, a source confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel Saturday.
No further details were available about what specifically triggered Huggins’ dismissal.
Huggins allegedly chocked the victim after she took his phone to make sure he would stay for the session. The woman claimed Huggins pulled her hair in an earlier tutoring session.
She did not pursue a criminal case and no charges were filed.
Head coach Dan Mullen commented on the previous incident, but suggested it had no impact on Huggins’ absence from camp.