UF Football Player Tased, Arrested
Sophomore UF football cornerback Janoris J. Jenkins was Tased and arrested early Saturday (May 30) after getting involved in a fight.
Around 2 a.m., Gainesville police observed Jenkins fighting with about five other people, according to the Gainesville Police Department arrest report.
An officer shouted for the people to stop fighting, but no one complied.
The officer drew his Taser and advised everyone to stop fighting. Jenkins then punched someone in the head.
Jenkins was promptly Tased by the officer, according to the report.
After the Taser cycled, Jenkins stood up and ran away. The officer yelled, "Police! Stop," but Jenkins continued to flee.
Jenkins was arrested about 1.5 city blocks away from the initial fight.
Post-Miranda, Jenkins admitted to fighting the people because he thought they were trying to steal his chain, according to the report.
He was charged with committing affray and resisting an officer without violence, both misdemeanors.
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