Florida G Jessamen Dunker decides to transfer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida guard Jessamen Dunker, suspended since allegedly stealing a scooter in January, has decided to transfer.

Coach Will Muschamp made the announcement Wednesday, saying Dunker "felt like he needed a fresh start."

Dunker, a redshirt freshman from Boynton Beach, was one of the top offensive line recruits in the country when he signed with the Gators in 2012. But he didn't play as a freshman and then found himself in trouble shortly after the season.

He was arrested Jan. 16, charged with grand theft and suspended. Dunker's attorney says his client didn't know the scooter was stolen. The case is pending.

Muschamp says he supports Dunker's decision: "Obviously he's got some pretty well-documented, off-the-field issues, and we talked about it and he felt like he needed a fresh start."

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Comments » 3

formerflgranny writes:

So another thief is turned loose by the coach, there are plenty more that need to go,

bfowler1161#262198 writes:

Would love to say this is an isolated incident in college football. Seems these guys have no clue as to how one should act and behave in a free society. And would like to say this only happens at Florida, but we see it all over the country. Idiots!

lstbodeanvol writes:

realized how stupid he looked stealing a scooter in a pair of jorts

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