Florida Gators RB Lamical Perine could face a battery charge following an incident with a tow truck driver earlier this month, according to Daniel Smithson of the Gainesville Sun. Per Smithson:
Perine, 21, was accused May 7 in a sworn complaint of arguing with a tow truck driver while he tried to hook onto the car to tow it. The car did not have a required decal.
Perine grabbed the tow truck driver’s arm and pulled him away from the car in an attempt to thwart his towing efforts, according to the complaint.
State Attorney Bill Cervone said Perine was not arrested but could be issued a notice to appear in a court, pending prosecutors’ review.
This comes amidst a tumultuous offseason for Florida with multiple off the field issues and transfers. Perine was the Gators leading rusher for the 2018 season.