Florida has dismissed defensive back John Huggins from the Gators football team. Edgar Thompson of the Orlando Sentinel was the first to file the report.
Huggins was a class of 2018 signee under Dan Mullen. He played in a backup role as a freshman and impressed during 2019 spring practice.
Huggins, who had absent from Florida’s fall camp due to what the staff called a “family situation,” was in the headlines after reporters, most notably Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times, uncovered that he had been suspended for five games during the 2018 season after allegedly choking a tutor.
The Gators have seen a lot of players dismissed or leave the program over the course of the last few month. Following spring practice, star freshman DB Chris Steele transferred from the program. Veteran reserve defensive back Brian Edwards transferred after he was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery. Those charges were later dismissed due to insufficient evidence. In fall camp, another veteran defensive back, CJ McWilliams, tore his Achilles and will be out for the season.