GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -Florida cornerback Jacques Rickerson has been kicked off the team following his arrest on a felony battery charge.
The 20-year-old sophomore from St. Augustine was being held in the Alachua County jail Tuesday.
Gainesville police said Rickerson slapped his girlfriend on the face, choked her, then covered her face with a pillow. Authorities say the altercation started when she asked him to leave her apartment and Rickerson got upset.
Rickerson played in all eight games this season as a backup, recording 10 tackles and an interception.
``Jacques Rickerson is no longer part of our team - that is not what our program is about,'' coach Urban Meyer said in a statement:
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