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Freshman Gators QB Jones accused of sexual battery

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Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Some eyebrows were raised on Wednesday, when it was learned that Florida incoming freshman quarterback Jalon Jones had entered the NCAA transfer portal. We now have a clear picture, as to part of or perhaps, the reason why he was looking to leave, quickly.

That’s because the heavily recruited dual-threat quarterback from Richmond,Virginia, has been accused by two different women of sexual battery a short time apart in one night from early April:

The Gainesville University Police Department says that both unidentified females were in the dorm room that Jones shares with roommates Chris Steele and Jaydon Hill in the early morning of April 6th. Further, the first accuser originally agreed to have sex with Jones in a bedroom, but then, kept demanding for him to stop, which she claims he refused. Hill reportedly helped break up the situation coming in the bedroom and that woman left.

According to the police report, a short time later, another female that was in the dorm room says the Jones began talking to console her, because she was upset about an argument earlier in the night with another friend. Soon after that, the second accuser claims Jones started to kiss her, removed her clothing and engaged in sexual acts on her.

Both women went immediately to Shands Hospital and received rape kits, however, neither one has chosen to press charges.

The Gainesville Police had no further comment other than it was an ongoing investigation. The University released statement acknowledging the accusations against Jones on Thursday afternoon saying:

“We are aware of the incident reports and have followed athletic department and campus protocols.”

Jones had participated in the Gators Spring game (above) the following weekend, as an early enrollee. However, he got very little playing time behind the two most prominent Gators, returning starter Feleipe Franks and dual-threat Emory Jones..

Jalon Jones is a four-star recruit, who also had offers from the likes of Alabama, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.

Mullen had been recruiting Jalon Jones, since his junior year, when Mullen was in Starkville in 2017.

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