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UF defensive lineman Jordan Smith under police investigation

GAINESVILLE

Jordan Smith is involved in a criminal investigation by the Gainesville Police Department, spokesman Officer Ben Tobias confirmed. 

“We did open a criminal investigation involving Mr. Smith yesterday," he wrote in an email, "that has been forwarded to our detective division for followup."

He didn't provide any details as to the nature of the investigation, although he did add that no other players "have been identified as being involved at this point."

He also said he has "no clue" how long how long the followup will take. 

Smith was one of seven Florida players — along with receiver Antonio Callaway, linebackers Ventrell Miller and James Houston, defensive end Keivonnis Davis, Defensive tackle Richerd Desir-Jones and offensive lineman Kadeem Telfort — who were suspended earlier this week. Smith redshirted as a freshman last season. 

“I haven’t gotten anything from the authorities,” coach Jim McElwain said Friday when asked about Smith. “Like I said, until it’s resolved that’s the way it is."

 

 

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