Florida’s Deiondre Porter won’t be suiting up for the Gators any time soon. No, he is too busy facing five charges, including “firing a missile into a dwelling.” Add two charges of assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery and damaged property as well.
It all stems from an argument Porter had with his girlfriend of two years over suspicion she had been sleeping around with one of his teammates. The couple got into it in her apartment, where Porter held a gun to her head and later fired the gun in her direction. She is 10 weeks pregnant.
He is being held on a $160,000 bond in the Alachua County Jail. Florida head coach Jim McElwain said today, “He’s suspended indefinitely for obviously a choice. It’s his choice not to be with us.”
I would argue it’s a little more than a “choice.” What I’m having for dinner tonight is a choice. What television show I will watch later on is a choice. Whether or not I wear the lucky pink shorts to the game tomorrow night, also a choice. Firing a gun at your pregnant girlfriend? That’s a little more aggressive.