Treon Harris | Tim Casey/Gatorzone.com
GAINESVILLE -- On the same day Treon Harris was named the University of Florida’s starting quarterback, the school released the police report regarding the freshman’s connection to the Oct. 5 alleged sexual assault on campus.
Florida suspended Harris on Oct. 6 after the 19-year-old Miami native was accused of sexually assaulting a female student at the Springs Residential Complex, an on-campus dorm, around 3 a.m. the night before.
According to the 58-page report released Wednesday, the UF student accused Florida’s quarterback of rape in Harris’ dorm room, saying she voluntarily decided to sleep over but persistently rejected Harris’ sexual advances.
However, Harris told multiple investigators the encounter was consensual.
Harris was never charged, and the woman withdrew her complaint four days later.
The former Booker T. Washington star, whose brother Tim ‘Ice’ Harris Jr. coaches the Tornadoes, was reinstated Oct. 10, but days earlier his attorney, Huntley Johnson, adamantly defended the freshman quarterback.
“Mr. Harris is not guilt of a crime and did not mistreat this young lady in any way that night,” Johnson said.
Johnson said the accuser had sexual relations with another man an hour before the alleged incident with Harris, and that she had text messaged Florida’s freshman quarterback immediately after he’d rallied the Gators to a 10-9 win over Tennessee in Knoxville.
The UFPD’s incident report corroborates Johnson’s claim, with a heavily redacted section detailing the alleged victim’s sexual encounter with another football player.
The report outlines Harris’ interactions with the accuser, including hanging out with the woman immediately upon returning from Knoxville.
According to the report, on Oct. 5, Harris and the accuser watched the Auburn-LSU game before parting ways.
Later that night, Harris, along with several of his teammates, met up with the accuser at ‘Rain,’ a Gainesville nightclub, partying until 2 a.m.
The group convened in the parking lot afterward, where they drove in multiple vehicles to a local Waffle House, which was closed. The group then drove to a Kangaroo gas station nearby, where surveillance cameras show Harris and the accuser walking arm-and-arm into the store.
There, Harris and the woman got into a separate vehicle and drove back to the Springs Complex, where the alleged sexual assault occurred.
The 175-page report covers multiple supplemental narratives, as well as Harris’ 63-page interview.
During the interviews, Harris repeatedly denied he raped the accuser and expressed his disbelief in the situation. The freshman quarterback asked an officer for the opportunity to speak with the alleged victim, and struggled to grasp the gravity of the allegation, asking several times, “Is this going to be on ESPN and stuff?”
Later, Harris brought up Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston’s name, saying. “You think I’m going to do the same as that?”
Text messages made up a comprehensive portion of the report, but ultimately, they shed little light on exactly what happened that evening.
Following the sexual encounter, Harris and the accuser had a notable back-and-forth, with Harris texting the alleged victim, “Don’t tell nobody bout nothing,” to which she replied, “Don’t try me ever again” and “I wouldn’t even come near me If I were yu.”
As part of the investigation, detectives interviewed 11 Florida football players: Harris, safety Jabari Gorman, wideout Demarcus Robinson, tailback Matt Jones, cornerback Marcus Maye, cornerback Quincy Wilson, receiver C.J. Worten, safety Keanu Neal, cornerback Brian Poole, tailback Kelvin Taylor and wideout Latroy Pittman.
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