Police Called After Florida Teammates Get In Fight Over Missing Cleats

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Oct 7, 2014

NCAA Football: Eastern Michigan at FloridaThe hits just keep coming for the University of Florida football team.

A day after Florida suspended quarterback Treon Harris, who is under investigation after being accused of sexually assaulting a female student, police were called to the stadium Monday night to break up a fight that broke out between two Gators teammates.

According to the university police report via ESPN.com, sophomore quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg — the son of New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg — and true freshman defensive lineman Gerald Willis III got into it over a pair of cleats. Per the report, Mornhinweg was upset about finding a pair of his cleats that he had been missing for about a week in Willis’ locker.

The quarterback confronted Willis about the cleats outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium after practice Monday evening, and it eventually escalated into a physical altercation where the two exchanged blows.

“It was a misunderstanding between two teammates,” UF spokesman Steve McClain said. “Coach (Will) Muschamp has not announced any discipline decisions at this time.”

Mornhinweg suffered “small lacerations on his lower lip,” according to the police report, while Willis showed police a small cut on his chin.

Both players declined to press charges.

Photo via Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Images

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