Gators' Brown arrested on battery charges

Florida might want to scratch redshirt freshman Gary Brown out of any plans to help on the defensive line next season, at least for the time being.

Brown faces two counts of misdemeanor battery for allegedly slapping a woman and scratching another Sunday morning.

Brown has been suspended from all team activities.

This can't be the way Florida coach Urban Meyer had hoped to spend his leave of absence, dealing with this kind of nonsense. Then again, he ought to be used to it. According to the Orlando Sentinel, this is at least the 27th arrest of a Florida player since Meyer took over as head coach in 2005.

It was just a little more than two months ago that Carlos Dunlap's DUI arrest rocked the team the week of the SEC championship game. Dunlap was suspended for the game, and Florida lost 32-13 to Alabama a few days later, ending the Gators' 22-game winning streak.