Monday, June 1, 2009

Don't Taze Me, Bro!

Florida starting cornerback Janoris "Leeroy" Jenkins was tasered and arrested this past weekend for public fighting and resisting arrest without violence.

It happened just after 2 a.m. Saturday (when the clubs and bars in Gainesville close). Police said they saw Jenkins punch a man in the head. According to reports, he was taking on five people (FIVE!) at once. When fighting continued, the officers tased him. That's when he tried to run, before being detained.

It hasn't been confirmed, but it is believed that Jenkins was outside of the bar with a group of friends deciding what they were going to do next when he wondered off and confronted the individuals after shouting, "LEEEEEEROYYY JENKINS!"

According to police, Jenkins, who was named to the Freshman All-SEC team last season, said he started the fight because he thought someone was going to steal the chain from around his neck.

His attorney, according to the report, believes Jenkins was acting in self-defense and that charges will not be pursued.

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