Florida Gators Football Team Disciplined For Altercation

Six Florida Gators football players are facing disciplinary action after an on-campus altercation that included the brandishing of Airsoft guns that resembled assault rifles.

Receiver Tyrie Cleveland, QB Emory Jones, receiver Kadarius Toney, defensive tackle Kyree Campbell, receiver Rick Wells and tight end Kemore Gamble are not facing charges. 

University police officers referred the matter to the school's Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution department.

Toney and Campbell were recommended to the board for having Airsoft guns, which have a plastic body and shoot plastic projectiles. Cleveland, Jones, Wells and Gamble were recommended for lying to police officers.

Coach Dan Mullen said in a statement Thursday he was aware of the May 28 incident immediately and followed campus protocol, which likely will include education and a student code of conduct hearing that could lead to punishment.

"This has been an opportunity for us to educate our players about the dangers and negative perceptions that can occur when conflict arises, and how important honesty and good decision making is," Mullen said.

It wasn't the first time Cleveland and Wells have been involved in incidents involving Airsoft guns. 

In 2016, each was charged with criminal mischief for discharging a weapon that caused property damage at the residential complex. Both were suspended for the season opener.

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