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(GAINESVILLE, Fla.) — University of Florida back-up quarterback Treon Harris has been suspended from the team following accusations by a female student that he sexually assaulted her.

The alleged incident occurred early Sunday morning after Harris led the Gators to a comeback win over the University of Tennessee.

Harris, a freshman, has not been arrested while his attorney, Huntley Johnson, says his client is cooperating with investigators that include campus police and the Gainesville Police Department.

In announcing the suspension, Florida University President Bernie Machen declared, “We have no tolerance for sexual assault on our campus. The university is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for every member of the UF community. We must strive to protect all of our students from sexual harassment and assault, and do everything in our power to promote a safe learning environment.”

Before the news broke, the UF coaching staff was undecided on whether to start Harris or first-string quarterback Jeff Driskel in next Saturday’s game.

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