Another Florida Gator Football Player Arrested—What Else Is New?

James WalkerAnalyst IIJune 13, 2010

GAINESVILLE, FL - APRIL 18: Wide receiver Frankie Hammond Jr. #85 of the University of Florida rushes upfield with a pass during the spring football orange and blue game April 18, 2009 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Frankie Hammond Jr. , a WR for the Florida Gators, was arrested early Sunday morning on DUI charges at the University of Florida campus.  It's been reported that Hammond was driving 45 mph in a 20 mph zone recklessly and with two open bottles of Crown Royal in his possession.

Yawn.  What else is new?

Seriously, what is going on with the Florida Gators?  One could argue that boys will be boys, and any college kid could get caught driving drunk.  Perhaps, but Coach Urban Meyer knows that his players must maintain a higher standard especially with the number of arrests that continue to rack up for the team.

The most recent DUI arrest happened one weekend prior to the 2009 SEC Championship game when then DE, Carlos Dunlap, was found slumped over the steering wheel around 3:00am.  Dunlap was suspended for the SEC Championship game but did return for the Sugar Bowl.

Hammond was reported to contribute significantly to the 2010 offense, and was to be a main target for QB John Brantley.  Now we must wait and see how Coach Meyer handles this situation. 

Twenty-eight arrests and counting—will it ever end for the Florida Gators?