Florida Gators Player Arrested for Allegedly Firing a Gun at His Pregnant Girlfriend
Deiondre Porter reportedly became angry because he suspected that the girlfriend had cheated on him
Deiondre Porter, a freshman defensive back for the Florida Gators, was arrested Wednesday for allegedly firing a gun in the direction of his pregnant girlfriend.
According to an arrest report obtained by The Gainesville Sun, Porter, 19, allegedly pointed a gun at his girlfriend and fired a round into the wall she was leaning against on Sept. 29.
He reportedly became angry because he suspected that the girlfriend, who is not being named, had cheated on him, police said.
The night before the incident, Porter also allegedly held a gun to the young woman’s head and demanded that she tell him whether she had been unfaithful with one of his teammates. She has denied cheating on him.
The girlfriend did not report the incident until a couple weeks later because “she said she was scared,” Gainesville Police Department officer Ben Tobias told The Sun.
“She was dealing with a UF football player and was honestly terrified to come to the police department,” he said.
A search of her apartment turned up a bullet hole near the front door, as well as a casing from a .45 caliber weapon.
Porter was taken into custody on Wednesday and charged with aggravated battery; firing a weapon/missile into a dwelling, vehicle or building; damaging property/criminal mischief and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, court records obtained by PEOPLE show. His bail has been set at $160,000 and he has not yet entered a plea.
Following his arrest, Porter was suspended indefinitely from the football team. “He’s no longer with the football team,” coach Jim McElwain said, according to NFL.com. “He is suspended indefinitely for obviously a choice, his choice not to be with us.”
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