Gators suspend Hammond after arrest

Updated: June 13, 2010, 11:54 PM ET
Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida receiver Frankie Hammond Jr. has been suspended from all team activities following his early morning arrest on charges of driving under the influence and possession.

Hammond is expected to be released from the Alachua County Jail following an initial appearance in front of a judge Sunday.

University police say Hammond, a 20-year-old sophomore expected to be part of Florida's revamped receiving corps, was speeding, swerving and driving with two open bottles of whiskey in his car Sunday morning.

Officer Samuel Delucca says Hammond was driving faster than 45 miles per hour in a 20-mph zone while swerving on Gale Lemerand Drive on Florida's campus at 2:09 a.m., according to a police report provided by Alachua County Sheriff's Office.


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