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Former Gators DB Deiondre Porter Sentenced to Six Years For Armed Robbery

Ari Russell

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Former Florida Gators DB Deiondre Porter has been sentenced to six years in prison for armed robbery after pleading guilty to a charge in Jacksonville.

Porter who is 20 was arrested last April in connection to a robbery of a T-mobile store in Jacksonville along with two other men according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

The Tampa Bay Times has more:

Porter signed with UF in 2014 as a cornerback and redshirted that season. He played on special teams in 2015 before he was arrested that October after being accused of firing a handgun near his then-pregnant girlfriend in Gainesville. That case remains open. He also faces felony charges of armed robbery and kidnapping to commit or facilitate commission of a felony, according to Alachua County records. The next court date is scheduled for April 13.

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Before signing with the Gators, Porter was a star QB with Jefferson High Cchool in Hillsborough County.

Born in the Nation’s Capital, Washington D.C., Ari Russell watched the rise of the 1980’s Miami Hurricanes and knew that he had to be part of the “U” someday. After graduating from Coral Gables, Ari rose through the ranks of the former XM Satellite Radio and then Sirius/XM as college football executive producer. He later spent 2 seasons as the publisher of the website “Beyond U Sports” focusing on major college football/basketball. Ari brings a great perspective on everything Miami, including the Dolphins to F.F.I.

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