Florida senior infielder/outfielder Bryson Smith was arrested by Gainesville Police after being spotted making two wide turns and drift into a curb on NW 16th Avenue, according to a police report. According to the Florida Times-Union, Smith told the officer he was picking up his friends and had consumed one beer but failed several sobriety tests. He was taken into custody and brought to the Alachua County Jail, refusing to give a breath sample.
Smith will be suspended indefinitely by head coach Kevin O’Sullivan who said, “”I am aware of the charges against our baseball student-athlete and we take these very seriously.”
Bryson had appeared in 14 out of the first 16 games this season hitting .345 with five RBI while also stealing two bases in three games.
Back in January 2009, Florida LHP Stephen Locke was pulled over for a DUI but charges ended up being dropped in March so the school allowed him to return to the baseball program. We should see how Coach O’Sullivan deals with this situation over the next couple of week.