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UF Player Arrested


UF Player Arrested


Janoris Jenkins Tased, arrested after weekend skirmish

By Lise Fisher
Staff writer

Published: Monday, June 1, 2009 at 12:03 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, June 1, 2009 at 12:03 p.m.

Gainesville Police arrested UF starting cornerback Janoris Jenkins over the weekend after they reported he was involved in a fight and an officer used a Taser on him.

Jenkins, 20, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of affray and resisting arrest without violence, according to a report.

Police received a report of a fight in the 100 block of South Main Street and arrived at the location at about 2 a.m., Saturday to find Jenkins fighting with about five other people. An officer ordered the group to stop fighting but no one listened to the commands, the report stated.

The officer then drew out a Taser and told the group stop. At that point, Jenkins hit another person in the head, police reported. The officer then used the Taser on Jenkins.

Jenkins was hit with one cycle from the Taser, but afterward he stood up and ran away.

The officer reported he yelled at Jenkins to stop but he kept running. He was later arrested about one and a half blocks away. Police said Jenkins admitted he was fighting with the others because he thought they were trying to steal his chain, according to the report.

Sidenote: I read elsewhere that this is the 24th arrest of a player under coach Urban Meyer

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