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Florida Dismisses Freshman DL Gerald Willis, The Gator Who Cheap Shotted Jameis Winston, From The Team

A closeup of two Florida Gators football helmets.

GAINESVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 8: The Florida Gators helmet is shown during the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on October 8, 2005 in Gainesville, Florida. The Gators defeated the Bulldogs 35-9. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)

Florida has dismissed true freshman defensive lineman Gerald Willis from the team, according to multiple reports. 

Willis, a four-star recruit in the 2014 class, has had a troubled time in Gainesville, Fla. The 6-foot-2, 255-pound defensive end was the player who cheap shotted Jameis Winston during the Florida State game. In early October, Willis reportedly got into a fight with teammate redshirt sophomore quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. 

His dismissal Tuesday afternoon reportedly comes after another altercation with a teammate. 

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Willis reportedly would like to stay in the SEC.

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Willis totaled 10 tackles this past season. Coming out of high school, he picked Florida over Alabama, LSU, Nebraska, Texas and Texas A&M, among other offers. Despite his issues with the Gators, he will likely have plenty of potential suitors.