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Former Tide player says UF's Easley attacked him

Posted on: October 4, 2011 10:30 am
Edited on: October 4, 2011 10:33 am
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

In what we fully expect to be the strangest story Eye on CFB covers today, a former Alabama football player has accused Florida starting defensive lineman Dominique Easley of attacking him outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium folllowing the Gators' 38-10 loss to the Tide Saturday night.

The Tuscaloosa News reported Tuesday that former Tide defensive back Reggie Myles has filed a complaint with University of Florida police. The complaint states that sometime shortly after midnight, Myles was tackled from behind in an unprovoked attack while waiting on a stadium walkway. According to the complaint, Myles was able to identify his attacker as Easley after speaking to Easley's parents, who were present at the scene.

The Florida UPD has yet to confirm that identification, however, and has neither arrested or cited Easley nor has any current plans to.

"I'm trying to identify a suspect, who it was that actually hit him and injured him. I'll go from there," said UPD officer Steve Wilder.

That identification could hinge on a cell phone which Myles recovered at the scene. According to Myles, Easley dropped the phone during the attack and his parents requested its return following the incident. The phone was turned over to police. Myles told the News that two other eyewitnesses would also be making statements to the UPD.

The Gainesville Sun reported that the Florida athletic department had made no comment on the situation as of Monday evening.

Myles himself was charged with public intoxication and criminal mischief related to his angry reaction to the attack. "It was based on the way he was behaving when we were trying to sort everything out," Wilder said. "He'd just been hit from behind by an unknown assailant, and was scraped up pretty good. I understand him being upset. Unfortunately, we couldn't get him to calm down."

Myles's allegations do result in an arrest -- and that's a gigantic "if" at this stage -- it would be another black eye for a Gator program that's acquired quite the reputation for its run-ins with the law over the years, and Easley's potential punishment could be a substantial blow for a talented defensive line that showed against the Tide it still has room for improvement. (Easley currently leads the Gators with 4.5 tackles-for-loss.) But until/unless the UPD makes a positive identification of Easley as Myles's attacker, any fallout from Myles's allegations remains in the realm of pure speculation.

Comments

Since: Dec 15, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2011 4:16 pm
 

Former Tide player says UF's Easley attacked him

Speedo says:
"This axxhole is only looking for some out of court settlement to fund his lifestyle of being drunk and stupid, because I used to have a future before I became a drunk, drug addict, illegitimate father paying child support, etc... pay me to continue being a total loser...our country has plenty of these kind of people..."
This is so wrong on so many levels that Speedo should just dig a hole, climb in and bury himself. 

So, you know enough to judge this person?  Right.  Lot's of people get beat up intentionally looking for some out of court settlement. Sheesh!  And who would be paying this settlement?  Where would the funds come from?  No where.  Is your indictment based on the "objective" assessment of the Florida UPD? Sure.
Worst of all, he says "our country has plenty of these kind of people..."  I cringe any time some sanctamonious jerk uses phrases like "these kind of people" or "those people" 

OK Speedo, you think you should be judge and jury and that you are superior to him?  Hmmmm.  I have little doubt that their are many who would find fault with you as well.

Two wrongs don't make a a right, but three lefts DO, so in my humble and admittedly biased view I use the evidence you have presented to pass judgement on YOU!

You have been weighed, you have been measured and you have been found _________________

Suggestions to fill in the blank?



Since: Nov 18, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2011 3:24 pm
 

Former Tide player says UF's Easley attacked him

I didn't get out of the stadium until past 11 and I left soon after time expired. The game started at 8 ET so there is no reason to question why he was there around midnight. Pretty reasonable. I thnk AJ got the best of him on that roughing call and he couldn't keep his cool. I imagine it was provoked but as as a player you have to keep your cool and not let those things affect you.



Since: Aug 15, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 9:33 am
 

Former Tide player says UF's Easley attacked him

I am calling BS. We all saw that Florida could not tackle anyone last Saturday.
They may not have been able to tackle anything last Saturday, but at least they did a pretty good job tackling three Saturdays ago.



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 3:26 am
 

Former Tide player says UF's Easley attacked him

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There are 17 listed National Championships from various Ranking agencies. I believe that the University of Alabama only claims 13 of the 17, and that is the number recognized by the NCAA. Ignorance and moronic posts like that won't get you much respect, arty. Or were you just typing what your cow told you to?



Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2011 1:07 am
 

Former Tide player says UF's Easley attacked him

totally agree with this assessment.  This axxhole is only looking for some out of court settlement to fund his lifestyle of being drunk and stupid, because I used to have a future before I became a drunk, drug addict, illegitimate father paying child support, etc... pay me to continue being a total loser...our country has plenty of these kind of people...



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2011 11:52 pm
 

Former Tide player says UF's Easley attacked him

Gourds - please let me know the years in which UAT has won 13 "legit" titles (Legit is your word, not mine.  Also, please don't include the titles mysteriously discovered in the 80's because UAT probably isn't finished claiming back-dated mystery titles - I'm sure you wear your "Got 13?" shirt w/ pride & ignore the laughing from everyone else).  UAT claiming 13 is like AU claiming 9 - the difference is that Bammers truly believe that all 13 are legit.

Also, how is this a story?  Past-his-prime bama player, trying to re-live his glory days after an UAT victory, gets drunk & decides to hang out outside the stadium until midnight & talks smack to a gaytor (and gets his arse whopped in the process).  I don't see how Easley has any reason to worry about a suspension - stupid drunk looking for trouble, found what he was looking for: End of story. 

The big question is - was Myles drunk & talking smack to gaytor players alone at midnight outside of the stadium or did any of his former teammates just standby & let him take the beating that he deserved?   (i put easley & not myles in my previous post)



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2011 11:14 pm
 

Former Tide player says UF's Easley attacked him

Gourds - please let me know the years in which UAT has won 13 "legit" titles (Legit is your word, not mine.  Also, please don't include the titles mysteriously discovered in the 80's because UAT probably isn't finished claiming back-dated mystery titles - I'm sure you wear your "Got 13?" shirt w/ pride & ignore the laughing from everyone else).  UAT claiming 13 is like AU claiming 9 - the difference is that Bammers truly believe that all 13 are legit.

Also, how is this a story?  Past-his-prime bama player, trying to re-live his glory days after an UAT victory, gets drunk & decides to hang out outside the stadium until midnight & talks smack to a gaytor (and gets his arse whopped in the process).  I don't see how Easley has any reason to worry about a suspension - stupid drunk looking for trouble, found what he was looking for: End of story. 

The big question is - was Easley drunk & talking smack to gaytor players alone at midnight outside of the stadium or did any of his former teammates just standby & let him take the beating that he deserved?



Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: October 4, 2011 9:45 pm
 

Former Tide player says UF's Easley attacked him

He forgot the 11th Commandment. Thou shalt not tackle any player from Bama, past or present.



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2011 8:21 pm
 

Former Tide player says UF's Easley attacked him

what a pussy. I cant believe he got whipped after being drunk and probally talking shit. Than he runs to the police like a lil girl to rat him out.



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: October 4, 2011 6:40 pm
 

Former Tide player says UF's Easley attacked him

Who is Reggie Myles anyway I don't remember him?  I guess he wasn't good enough to get outfitted at T-Town Menswear or we would have seen photos of him with Tom Al-Betar.  Speaking of which I missed the entering the stadium did they look sharp or is Saban making them shop at JC Penny now?
Reggie Myles was a defensive back who played 4 years in the NFL.  I don't think he really cares if you remember him, because he has done something you never will:  play in the NFL

http://www.pro-football-reference.c

om/players/M/MyleRe20.htm

And yes, they looked damn good.



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