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Big trouble in Gainesville

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by boots, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. boots

    boots New Member

    Florida player arrested, accused of shooting rifle in air

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida offensive lineman Ronnie Matthew Wilson was arrested Thursday, accused of firing a semiautomatic rifle in the air during a dispute with another man that started in a nightclub.
    Wilson, 19, was charged with aggravated assault, simple battery and the use or display of concealed weapon during the commission of a felony, according to jail records.
    The victim, whose name was not released, said Wilson spit on him and slapped him on the right side of his face inside the XS nightclub. Wilson told police he had spit on the victim but denied hitting him.
    When Wilson left the club, the victim followed him in his car and called police to give them vehicle information. According to a police report, Wilson pulled into a parking lot, where he took the rifle out of his trunk and fired one shot in the air because he wanted the other man “to know how it felt to be scared.”
    Fearing he would be shot, the victim ducked down and put his car into reverse. As he was going backward, he heard a gunshot, the report said.
    Police said the victim left the parking lot and was followed by Wilson, who broke off the chase when he saw police cars.
    According to the report, Wilson then went to an apartment complex and hid the rifle and magazine in his cousin’s apartment, where they were recovered by police.
    Wilson was being held in the Alachua County Jail awaiting his first court appearance. It was not known if he had a lawyer.
    The university’s sports information office said it had no comment on the arrest.
    Wilson, 6-3, 300 pounds, enrolled as a redshirt freshman in the spring of 2005.
  2. Platyrhynchos

    Platyrhynchos Active Member

    He must have transferred in from Miami.
  3. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    Rest assured, whatever punishment Urban comes up with will be the perfect punishment, one that no other coach in the country could possibly have the intellectual capacity and moral fiber to hand down.
  4. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    When do they play Western Carolina this year? There's your suspension.
  5. andyouare?

    andyouare? Guest

    Hey, the guy didn't actually shoot anybody. He shot into the air. What's the big deal?

    Just like when that UF player threw a beer keg at somebody. He missed didn't he?
  6. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    I tell you one thing — Tim Tebow wouldn't have done that.

    But if he did, he would have shot people with mind bullets. And everyone in the room but him would have died.
  7. We gonna do it big...all day, all night
  8. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    I think I now know what Joakim Noah was talking about.
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Looks like he's ready for the NFL
  10. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    At least he didn't take cash.
  11. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    With the 18th pick in the NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select ...
  12. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Can anyone confirm if either of them was wearing jean shorts?
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