In statement, Jim McElwain says ‘there will be consequences’ for arrested Gators


Just what those consequences are, though, remains to be seen.

Earlier Monday, reports surfaced that a pair of Florida true freshmen wide receivers, Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Wells, were arrested early Sunday morning and charged with criminal mischief for damaging property and shooting a missile inside an occupied dwelling.  Both of those charges are felonies.  The two allegedly shot BB guns at a dorm on the UF campus, causing more than $1,000 worth of damage.

A short time ago, Jim McElwain released a statement in which he vowed the two would face “consequences” for their alleged actions.  Just what those “consequences” will be weren’t specified, though.

“This is not behavior that we expect and as I often talk about their will be consequences for their actions,” the full statement from the Gators head coach read.

Cleveland was a four-star member of the Gators’ 2016 recruiting class, rated as the No. 2 receiver in the country and the No. 3 player at any position in the state of Texas.  The only UF recruit rated higher in this last cycle than the Houston high schooler was defensive lineman Antonneous Clayton.

A three-star recruit this year, Wells was rated as the No. 8 receiver in the class.