Florida Football: Tight End A.C. Leonard to Leave Program

Florida Tight End to Leave Program

7/18/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Florida coach Will Muschamp announced during the SEC media days that suspended sophomore tight end A.C. Leonard will transfer from the program, reports Jerry Hinnen of CBS Sports.Blog Photo - Florida Football: Tight End A.C. Leonard to Leave Program

Leonard was suspended indefinitely by Muschamp after his arrest in February on domestic violence charges, but was allowed to participate in the latter end of spring practice.

"Obviously he made a mistake there in the winter," Muschamp said. "He has decided to transfer. He and I talked yesterday. He had a set of criteria he needed to work his way back on our football team. He and I both sat down and decided it would be better off for him to transfer.

"I don't know where he's wanting to go," the second-year coach continued. "I'm going to talk to him further about it. It was a mutual decision. Just sometimes it doesn't work, and it wasn't working in this situation, so he needs to move on."

The 6'3", 245-pound TE was highly touted by the Gators through his high school career, even though he doesn't exactly fit in their balanced pro-style offense; Leonard is a major passing threat with the ability to get open downfield, but struggles with his hand in the dirt as a blocker.

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