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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.


Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: October 4, 2011 4:48 pm

Former Tide player says UF's Easley attacked him

Bringingit- I like the post bro.Its nice to see a fan of a team who got spanked come out and say they got spanked.Im going to go ahead and let everyone know as a Tennessee fan i am aware we are going to get our handed to us when we play Alabama on October 22.No shame though because i believe they are the best team in the country and they will prove it when they beat LSU like a drum.

Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: October 4, 2011 3:38 pm

Former Tide player says UF's Easley attacked him

*burn, I wouldn't say anything about anyone with your lousy reputation with $cam and all. Go buy another asterik-laden title. Bama will take its 13 legit titles. Arkansas will kill you this week! Watch.

Since: Sep 13, 2011
Posted on: October 4, 2011 3:34 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?

Since: Apr 25, 2011
Posted on: October 4, 2011 1:55 pm

Former Tide player says UF's Easley attacked him

Reports are it was the first solid hit placed on a Tide player by a gator all night. Sounds like a case of drunken stupor and he got hit by a guy with an attitude who probably did not like the ribbing or heckling he was getting. Got to have thick skin if you are going to let your self get manhandled on the field, it comes with the territory.

Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: October 4, 2011 1:29 pm

Former Tide player says UF's Easley attacked him

I think Myles should send this Easley dude a thank-you card for that blind-side hit late Saturday. Wandering around the stadium with a Bama shirt and hammerred should have the gotten the ex-Tide player more than just a tackle. Hell; he's lucky he didn't end up in some swamp tangling with real gators. The real qustion is if Easley hit this fool with his forearm or went for the head? Either way, there was no flag, so I see no need to review the tape.

Since: Feb 6, 2008
Posted on: October 4, 2011 1:18 pm

Former Tide player says UF's Easley attacked him

I am calling BS. We all saw that Florida could not tackle anyone last Saturday.

Since: Feb 17, 2007
Posted on: October 4, 2011 12:20 pm

Former Tide player says UF's Easley attacked him

Another article I read said this happened after midnight.  What was a former alabama player doing hanging around outside the stadium drunk after midnight?  My best guess is that IF something happened it may have been provoked by the drunk.  I cant imagine this kid just walks out and attacks a guy just for no reason.  I am thinking maybe he waited out there and then being drunk started something and got shoved down.  If a guy the size of easley "attacked" him, he would have had more than a skinned up elbow as the other article listed as his injuries.  I think he may want to drop the charges before he makes a total ass of himself.

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: October 4, 2011 12:13 pm

Former Tide player says UF's Easley attacked him

I guess Easley just wanted to make a tackle before he left the stadium.  What a goofy story this is.  Where were the rest of the gators when Easley supposedely went ballistic against the former Bama player.  Not sure why this would take this long.  They do have the cell phone so how hard can it be to identify the owner? 

Since: Aug 12, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2011 12:12 pm

Former Tide player says UF's Easley attacked him

Pretty ierd man gets attacked and police arrest him.

Since: May 2, 2008
Posted on: October 4, 2011 11:11 am

Former Tide player says UF's Easley attacked him

Easley was simply suffering from post tramatic stress syndrome after he and my beloved Gators got pimp slapped for 59 minutes.

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