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      Florida’s Deiondre Porter arrested on charges of shooting at girlfriend, suspended indefinitelyWhile it's not quite as jarring as the news of Will Grier's year-long suspension, Florida announcing that Deiondre Porter is suspended indefinitely in a brisk tweet sure isn't the best news that could have broken this Wednesday — and given the charges facing Porter, it's possible Porter's days as a Gator are over.Porter's name appears in Alachua County Jail records, indicating that he was booked at 11:19 a.m. on Wednesday.What Porter didto get sent to the hoosegow (and suspended) only trickled out after that tweet — his name doesn't show up in any Gainesville Police Department records that have been put online, and the only University Police Department crime log entry from the last two days that hasn't seen a complaint withdrawn was a DUI that occurred Tuesday at 1:36 a.m. — which would seem likely to have leaked in the nearly 36 hours since.Adam Silverstein of Only Gators and Gainesville Sun reporter Cindy Swirko were first to the ball on this one:Indeed, Alachua County court records show that Porter has been charged with aggravated battery, firing a "deadly missile" into a vehicle or dwelling, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, and criminal mischief for property damage. The first two charges are second-degree felonies, the aggravated assault charges are third-degree felonies, and the criminal mischief charge is a second-degree misdemeanor.The Gainesville Police Department released the arrest report from Porter's incidentearly Wednesday afternoon. I'm choosing not to embed it here because it contains contact information for Porter, but you can read it at the link.This is the narrative portion of the report, which lists the date for the incident as 7:15 a.m. on September 29, 2015.On the above date at approximately 0215 hours, the defendant confronted the victim about her being involved with one of his teammates. The defendant began yelling at the victim in her apartment demanding that she tell him the truth about being with his teammate. The victim then retreated to her bedroom to avoid the confrontation. The defendant followed her into her bedroom, produced a handgun, and placed it to her head. The defendant continued to demand that the victim tell him the truth. The victim made numerous attempts to contact the teammate to prove she had not been intimate with him by text message as well as calling but got no answer to either. The defendant told the victim that they would try again in the morning and eventually went to sleep in the victim's bedroom. The victim slept in the living room. At approximately 0715 hours, later that same day, the defendant began yelling at the victim again about her being involved with his teammates. The victim continued to deny having any type of intimate relationship with the teammate. According to the victim, the defendant became enraged and started pacing back and forth in the living room. During this time the victim was standing next to her front door. The victim stated that all of a sudden she saw the defendant raise his arm and fire the handgun in her direction. The victim said the bullet struck the wall where she was leaning. Shortly after, the defendant left the victim's residence.The victim and defendant have been involved in a dating relationship since 2013 and the victim is ten weeks pregnant. The defendant was aware that the victim was pregnant prior to this incident.During a search of the victim's apartment a bullet hole was found in the wall near the front door. A .45 caliber shell casing was also found under a chair in the living room in the area where the victim said the defendant had been standing when he fired the gun in her direction.On 9-30-15 (the following day), the defendant was contacted in a vehicle with another individual by GPD patrol officers. The defendant was the passenger. The driver, a friend of the defendant, was subsequently found to be in possession of a .45 caliber handgun.The field for the first charge against Porter is blacked out, with the note "Charge amended by (State's Attorney's Office) to Agg Assault, Weapons Offense, Criminal Mischief." The field for the second charge against Porter reads "Aggravated Assault (Domestic)."We'll probably learn more about what Florida knew and when as this story develops. Jim McElwain, in his weekly appearance on an SEC teleconference, said that Porter was "no longer with the football team."I can't imagine Porter remaining with — or returning to, depending on your perspective — Florida if this isn't just some bizarre misunderstanding; four felony charges, all related to doing something dumb with a gun, should be more than enough to get Porter booted.Porter had seen very limited action on defense this fall, as he's served largely as a backup to Vernon Hargreaves III, Jalen Tabor, and Quincy Wilson at cornerback. But he'd been a contributor on special teams, to the degree that he ended up in a gaudy sombreroMcElwain is giving out to his best special teamers.smh  Where is the National media coverage of this?

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    • Anonymous

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      the national media is too busy reporting on starters, not 3rd stringers.

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      The bigger the athlete, the bigger the scrutiny.Enough of the Jameis is a victim crap.

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      The bigger the athlete, the bigger the scrutiny.Enough of the Jameis is a victim crap.

      So you believe the digging up of a law enforcement incident the first year Winston was on the Campus of FSU shooting BB guns at squirrels is note worthy years after the issue?Count me among those that considers the above incident far more newsworthy and troubling.Doesn't matter if he was a starter or not for UF.  He was a contributor.Why is not being reported in every media outlet? He discharged a gun in close proximity to his pregnant girlfriend in a threatening manner.  Why does every UF "bad boy" get a free pass or made into a "feel good/sorry for the kid story" when it involves a UF athlete?UF's starting QB is guilty of juicing by the NCAA!   He was considered one of the top recruits in the nation when UF signed him. Far more important than Winston's crab legs or mime don't you think?All I ask is a level playing field from the news media when reporting such stuff.  You did notice the Bolded part?  hmmmmm?

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      what type of free pass is ponder getting?  hasnt he already been removed from the team?  do you mean a free pass from the football team, or the police department?as for UFs starting QB - he just got a year long suspension.  you probably saw it, i believe it was reported in every media outlet.and you have no idea how media works, which is somewhat sad. 

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      what type of free pass is ponder getting?  hasnt he already been removed from the team?  do you mean a free pass from the football team, or the police department?as for UFs starting QB - he just got a year long suspension.  you probably saw it, i believe it was reported in every media outlet.and you have no idea how media works, which is somewhat sad.

      I just believe in transparency versus the constant innocence and unknowingly pushed by UF.According to what I posted the kid should have been off of UF a long time ago.  Look at the rap sheet! Good Lord!  Look at the empty police reports!  Ponder?  This does not involve an ex FSU QB. ::)

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      I just believe in transparency versus the constant innocence and unknowingly pushed by UF.According to what I posted the kid should have been off of UF a long time ago.  Look at the rap sheet! Good Lord!  Look at the empty police reports! 

      im not sure what you are talking about.  does porter have a previous rap sheet?  i am unaware.  what crimes did he commit previously?

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      I just believe in transparency versus the constant innocence and unknowingly pushed by UF.According to what I posted the kid should have been off of UF a long time ago.  Look at the rap sheet! Good Lord!  Look at the empty police reports! 

      im not sure what you are talking about.  does porter have a previous rap sheet?  i am unaware.  what crimes did he commit previously?

      Are you stating that BB guns deserve more outrage than Porter's behavior?

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      According to what I posted the kid should have been off of UF a long time ago. Look at the rap sheet! Good Lord!  Look at the empty police reports! 

      im not sure what you are talking about.  does porter have a previous rap sheet?  i am unaware.  what crimes did he commit previously?

      Are you stating that BB guns deserve more outrage than Porter's behavior?

      first, when should porter been kicked off the team?  i bolded the quote im asked about.

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      According to what I posted the kid should have been off of UF a long time ago. Look at the rap sheet! Good Lord!  Look at the empty police reports! 

      im not sure what you are talking about.  does porter have a previous rap sheet?  i am unaware.  what crimes did he commit previously?

      Are you stating that BB guns deserve more outrage than Porter's behavior?

      first, when should porter been kicked off the team?  i bolded the quote im asked about.

      It is not about the gators kicking off the team it is recruiting that type of player in the first place. Hopefully, the message being sent by the new head coach of zero tolerance will continue.This is an interesting article on the "Culture" at UF in the past during the Meyer years. Touches on some critical points.  "untouchable" ::)http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/13660781/urban-meyer-tim-tebow-aaron-hernandez-percy-harvin-rise-fall-florida-gators

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      It is not about the gators kicking off the team it is recruiting that type of player in the first place. Hopefully, the message being sent by the new head coach of zero tolerance will continue.This is an interesting article on the "Culture" at UF in the past during the Meyer years. Touches on some critical points.  "untouchable" ::)http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/13660781/urban-meyer-tim-tebow-aaron-hernandez-percy-harvin-rise-fall-florida-gators

      you made a statement about kicking him off, now you are acting as if you didnt.  if he shouldnt have been recruited, what did he do in high school to make him unrecruitable?meyer hasnt coached at UF in about 6 years has he?  good job staying current.

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      It is not about the gators kicking off the team it is recruiting that type of player in the first place.

      Didn't your Mecca have to kick a guy or two off of their team for bad behavior?  Why did they recruit those type of players in the first place?Try to not to choke on your own hypocrisy, senile one.

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      It is not about the gators kicking off the team it is recruiting that type of player in the first place.

      Didn't your Mecca have to kick a guy or two off of their team for bad behavior?  Why did they recruit those type of players in the first place?Try to not to choke on your own hypocrisy, senile one.

      You are Gator fan. You will never understand what a "Level" playing field is and how the UF PR department will excuse anything.  There are still gator fans that are treating Hernandez as a victim and convinced he did nothing wrong at UF.Grasp reality for a change before throwing out ridiculous personal insults that are absurd.Perhaps I can make the issue easier for you to comprehend.... Why is the GPD so protective about UF athletes in trouble?  That is the point!FSU and UF both recruit bad apples.  The problem lies in the way they are so protected by UF.Has that got through to the kidney in your skull?

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      You are Gator fan. You will never understand what a "Level" playing field is and how the UF PR department will excuse anything.  .

      yeah, nothing like girlfriends putting on social media that their boyfriends abuse them, or 911 calls just dismissed due to lack of video, or accidentally forgetting to pay for food at grocery stores.you live in a fantasy world.  why not take a clue from some of the good FSU posters on here?

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      You are Gator fan. You will never understand what a "Level" playing field is and how the UF PR department will excuse anything.  .

      yeah, nothing like girlfriends putting on social media that their boyfriends abuse them, or 911 calls just dismissed due to lack of video, or accidentally forgetting to pay for food at grocery stores.you live in a fantasy world.  why not take a clue from some of the good FSU posters on here?

      ???That you consider those issues serious yet ignore the fact that UF put a murderer on their 2014 July calendar is truly living in a fantasy world.  Those issues you mentioned I doubt would ever even been reported had they occurred at UF, and if they did the party that made the complaint would quickly retract the statement as their wallet was filled with Bull Gator money.  This has gone on forever at UF. Heck, don't you still believe that Hernandez was not involved in that shooting in Gainesville?That Will Grier accidentally took PEDs?That Treon Harris (actually documented comments from witnesses) did nothing wrong to that girl that still suddenly withdrew her complaint temporarily?Talk about fantasy world? LOL

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      That you consider those issues serious yet ignore the fact that UF put a murderer on their 2014 July calendar is truly living in a fantasy world.  Those issues you mentioned I doubt would ever even been reported had they occurred at UF, and if they did the party that made the complaint would quickly retract the statement as their wallet was filled with Bull Gator money.  This has gone on forever at UF. Heck, don't you still believe that Hernandez was not involved in that shooting in Gainesville?That Will Grier accidentally took PEDs?That Treon Harris (actually documented comments from witnesses) did nothing wrong to that girl that still suddenly withdrew her complaint temporarily?Talk about fantasy world? LOL

      2 of the issues i mentioned involved battery of women, yeah, i think thats pretty serious.  the other wouldnt have been serious until the theif lied about it.no one is ignoring the fact that hernandez was on a calendar, or a crocodile was on a media guide.  i didnt buy either.  i dont know what that has to do with anything.  thats simply a public relations issue.those issues i mentioned wouldnt have had to be reported at UF - heck - the girlfriend put it on social media.  the battered woman used a players name in a 911 call?  a heisman trophy winning QB stole food from the most well known grocery store in florida.  i think hernandez was involved in the gainesville shooting as much as i think cook hit the girl on the street.i dont think grier accidentally took PEDs, nor do i think he is the only guy taking supplements, nor do i think its a UF or McElwain thing.i dont think treon harris did anything different than what jameis winston did.im not naive or childish enough to think that my team is different than the rest of CFB.

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