Florida freshman receivers Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Wells were arrested Sunday for shooting pellet guns and “causing more than $1,000 in property damage at Keys residential housing on the UF campus,” according to Edgar Thompson of the Orlando Sentinel.
The pair is being held in the Alachua County Jail and is charged with “criminal mischief for damaging property of more than $1,000—a third-degree felony—and shooting a missile inside an occupied dwelling—a second-degree felony,” according to Thompson.
The police report indicated that three windows had been shattered, and video surveillance showed two men chasing and shooting at someone on Sunday evening.
“This is not behavior that we expect and as I often talk about there will be consequences for their actions,” head coach Jim McElwain said in a statement, via John Taylor of College Football Talk.
Barrett Sallee of Bleacher Report tweeted each player’s mugshot:
Cleveland was a 4-star recruit for the Gators and was considered the No. 2 wide receiver and No. 33 player overall in the class of 2016, per 247Sports‘ composite rankings. He was the school’s top recruit on the offensive side of the ball and was expected to earn major playing time and make an immediate impact during his freshman year.
As Thomas Goldkamp of 247Sports wrote in June: “He’s simply too explosive not to get on the field, even if he’s a bit raw right away. The Gators don’t have a guy on the roster with his combination of size, speed and hands.”
Wells, meanwhile, was a 3-star wide receiver and was considered the No. 462 player in the class of 2016, according to 247Sports‘ composite rankings.
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Source: Bleacher Report CFB