GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Prosecutors have filed two charges
against suspended Florida player Ronnie Wilson in an early April
Wilson, 19, allegedly fired a semiautomatic weapon into the air
after being chased following a nightclub incident. He was charged
with battery and discharging a firearm in public. Arraignment was
set for July 3.
The alleged victim claimed Wilson spat on him and slapped him in
the face at a nightclub. Wilson told police he did spit on the
victim but denied hitting him. Wilson allegedly left the club,
pulled a rifle from his trunk and fired a shot in the air.
Florida coach Urban Meyer called the incident a "major
concern" following the arrest in April, and suspended Wilson
indefinitely from team activities. Meyer declined comment on the
charges through sports information director Steve McClain.
"Nothing has changed in his status," McClain said.
Wilson was a member of the Gators national title team as a
redshirt freshman offensive lineman.