GAINESVILLE -- Troubling news amid UF's College World Series celebration on Saturday night. UF receiver Frankie Hammond Jr. of Hallandale was arrested early Sunday morning for driving drunk.
Hammond has been suspended from team activities, according to UF. Let's hope UF coach Urban Meyer remains consistent and allows Hammond back on the team. Meyer gives second chances to deserving people and Hammond is certainly deserving of a second chance.
Janoris Jenkins, beast that he is, resisted arrest last year by fighting through a police Taser and received limited punishment from Meyer. Aaron Hernandez played football and smoked marijuana at UF, God bless him. Carlos Dunlap was arrested for driving drunk before the SEC championship game and remained on the team. I could keep going, but you get the point. Meyer is usually a forgiving coach, and it has served him well in the past.
Hammond is a good student and a good person who made a poor decision on Sunday. UF is sometimes tough on students who drive drunk and for good reason, but Hammond deserves a second chance.