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Ronnie Wilson, card-carrying member of the NRA

GAINESVILLE -- Former Pompano Beach Blanche Ely standout and on again-off again Florida Gator Ronnie Wilson likes three things: the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, socially networking on the Internet and proper eye and ear protection. Here's proof ... direct from Ronnie Wilson's Facebook page! Is Ronnie Wilson still a Gator? Urban Meyer isn't saying be we're going to assume Wilson's conduct doesn't exactly fit into Meyer's Plan to Win.

By the looks of it, this picture was taken on Jan. 21, 2008 -- one day before the football team reported for offseason workouts. That's around the same time the Alachua County district attorney's office was overlooking Wilson's arrest for possession of marijuana while he was on probation. Nice gang sign, Ronnie ... or is it Ron? From our days in high school, we're assuming that's a nod to the Crips, or is it the Bloods? I just get so confused. We'll give Ronnie the benefit of the doubt and assume that sign stands for Pompano Beach.

It should be noted that Ronnie Wilson performed 100 hours of community service in 2007 as an assistant offensive line coach at Blanche Ely to clear his record for discharging a firearm in Gainesville after an incident at a Gainesville nightclub. An assistant at Ely told me that Wilson often gave speeches of inspiration to members of the Tigers' high school football team. Wilson got a third chance with the Gators this season but he's not currently an active member of the team after beating up a few people at a Gainesville birthday party following the Gators' win against Arkansas. Talk about a birthday bash ... eeh, yeah. Here's to hoping that Ronnie Wilson turns his life around and seeks some professional help before it's too late.




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