Police: Mornhinweg treated after fight

ByJeff Barlis ESPN logo
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- University of Florida police were called to the stadium Monday night to break up a fight involving two Gators football players.

Sophomore quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg and true freshman defensive lineman Gerald Willis III fought outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium before campus police responded at approximately 7:06 p.m. ET.

Mornhinweg told police the fight was over his cleats, which he said were located by the team's staff in Willis' locker. The QB sustained "small lacerations on his lower lip," according to the police report, and was taken to Shands emergency room for treatment.

"Upon our arrival, the individuals had already been separated," university police spokesman Maj. Brad Barber said. "After reviewing with both individuals involved, they each filled out a complaint withdrawal, and no charges were filed."

Mornhinweg, a third-year player, is the son of New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. Skyler was Florida's No. 3 quarterback last season and started the final three games after Jeff Driskel and backup Tyler Murphy were injured.

"It was a misunderstanding between two teammates," UF spokesman Steve McClain said. "Coach [Will] Muschamp has not announced any discipline decisions at this time."

Muschamp is scheduled to participate in the SEC's weekly coaches teleconference with the media Wednesday morning and address the local media on campus immediately afterward.

With Florida true freshman Treon Harris suspended while under investigation by the UPD after he was accused of sexual assault in a Sunday morning incident, Mornhinweg is likely the Gators' No. 2 quarterback behind struggling starter Driskel.

Barber said there were no updates in Harris' case.

Florida (3-1, 2-1 in the SEC) hosts LSU (4-2, 0-2) on Saturday.

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