The University of Florida Police Department is investigating the incident, assisted by the Gainesville Police Department. Accusations were brought to them by a female University of Florida student. Her claim notes the sexual assault occurred early Sunday morning in a residence hall on campus.
“We have no tolerance for sexual assault on our campus,” UF President Bernie Machen said. “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.”
Harris, who took over at quarterback for a Jeff Driskel during last week’s game, led Florida from a 9-0 deficit to a 10-9 win over the Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville.
Reports stated the Office of Student Affairs at the University of Florida began the Student Conduct Code process by suspending Harris on an interim basis. In an event such as this, a suspended student cannot be on campus or participate in any campus activities, pending the outcome of the process.
Florida head football coach Will Muschamp was scheduled to meet with the media Monday, but his news conference was cancelled less than an hour before it was set to begin.