Less than six hours after the Florida football team was informed of an investigantion into freshman quarterback Treon Harris’ alleged sexual assault, two Gators players were involved in a scuffle over a pair of cleats outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
According to a University of Florida Police report, campus cops were called around 7 p.m. Monday to breakup a fight between redshirt sophomore quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg and freshman defensive lineman Gerald Willis III.
Morhinweg was questioned at the scene, telling officers he confronted Willis about a pair of missing cleats inscribed with the No.17.
The two players argued over the shoes’ alleged discovery in Willis’ locker by UAA staff.
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Punches were exchanged, but the players ultimately declined to press charges.
“It was a misunderstanding between two teammates,” a UF football spokesman said.
Morhinweg sustained lacerations on his lip and was treated at UF Health Shands Hospital ER.
Willis left the tussle with a cut on his chin.
Willis, a five-star defensive end, has played sparingly this season despite an impressive training camp. The New Orleans native did not dress against Kentucky and Alabama but did see snaps against Tennessee.
Meanwhile, Mornhinweg is suddenly the backup signal caller following Harris’ suspension.
Talented true freshman Will Grier remains limited with back spasms, leaving Mornhinweg as the lone scholarship option behind struggling starter Jeff Driskel.