GAINESVILLE -- Mike Pouncey said on Wednesday that his friend Chris Rainey "just can't wait to get back" with the team. Rainey was busted for felony stalking last week.
Pouncey said he doesn't know when Rainey will begin practicing and a spokesman for UF made it clear on Wednesday that Pouncey was not speaking for the university when he said Rainey "will be back. We just didn't know when."
When will Rainey most likely rejoin the team? Maybe sooner than you think. Before you cast your vote in our official poll, don't forget to unlock your brain's vast bank of Gators football history when factoring a decision. Remember, former UF safety Tony Joiner was busted for a felony back in 2007 the week of UF's ultra-important game at Louisiana State. Joiner, a starter, seemingly had his case rushed through the courts and played in the game. Of course, in that case, some could say Joiner was acting chivalrously when he broke his girlfriend's car out of a tow-truck impound in the middle of the night. Tebow was Joiner's roommate that year. I asked Tebow if he knew anything about it when it happened. "No idea," he said. "I was asleep."