College football players getting into fights on the field? It happens
. College football players getting into fights in their downtime? Yeah, it happens too. College football players attacking former players of the opposing team immediately after a game? That has allegedly happened too, now.
Reggie Myles, a former defensive back for the Alabama Crimson Tide, alleges that current Florida Gator Dominqiue Easly attacked him, completely unprovoked, after the Gators loss to the Tide last Saturday.
According to ESPN, Myles, a former Alabama standout who went on to play three seasons in the NFL with the Bengals, was tackled from behind outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainseville on Saturday.
He has filed a complaint with the UF Police Department and claims his attacker, who he believes to be the current Gators player, left his cell phone at the scene. He also says Easley's parents are now asking for that phone back.
The story doesn't stop there. Myles got so irate when reporting the attack to the police that he lost control and ended up getting arrested himself for public intoxication and criminal mischief.
"It was based on the way he was behaving when we were trying to sort everything out," UFPD Sgt. Steve Wilder told The Tuscaloosa News
. "It's stemmed from him being attacked. The battery, him being battered, is a separate case. The charges against him were entirely based on his disorderly behavior following that, and I understand he was extremely agitated. He'd just been hit from behind by an unknown assailant, and was scraped up pretty good. I understand him being upset. Unfortunately, we couldn't get him to calm down."
An investigation into the attack is ongoing, but police have not yet confirmed that Easley is the man who tackled Myles.
You stay classy with your drunken parking-lot fights, SEC. We'll be over here in the ACC with our booster-funded hooker parties.
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