Saturday, July 25, 2015

Two Florida players cited for failure to pay tab at bowling alley.

Caleb Brantley. Image via Rant Sports. 

Florida is having one of those good news/bad news kind of days. The good news is the commitment of four-star outside linebacker prospect Jeremiah Moon to the Gators' 2016 recruiting class. The bad news is that two current on the Florida roster have found themselves facing misdemeanor charges involving failure to pay their tab at a bowling alley in Gainesville, FL.

The players cited in the incident are Florida defensive tackle Caleb Brantley and running back Adam Lane.

The alleged incident, described by Andy Hutchins of Alligator Army,  reads like a classic Fulmer Cup moment.

"Warrant affadavits entered into public record by the Alachua County Sheriff's Office on July 22 state that Brantley and Lane arrived at Splitz at approximately 8:55 p.m. on July 4, then left at approximately 9:45 p.m. without paying tabs — Brantley's was $42.34, Lane's was $16.93 — for miscellaneous food items. (Splitz is also home to The Thirsty Gator, a bar and grill.)"

Both players have been charged with "defrauding an innkeeper of under 300 dollars."

Lane has reportedly gone back and paid his tab, according to the Florida website In All Kinds of Weather.

Brantley played in 12 games in 2014. He was a starter for the Gators against ECU in the 2015 Birmingham Bowl. Lane ran for 181 yards in 2014, and scored one touchdown. 

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