Ronnie Wilson, best remembered as the hopefully former Gator lineman who pulled an AK-47 from his trunk to "scare" a man who followed him out of a Gainesville nightclub a few months back, has finally been formally charged for the offense. The tally:
State Attorney Bill Cervone said Thursday that Wilson has been charged with one count of battery and one count of discharging a firearm in public. Gainesville police had recommended Wilson be charged with a felony count of aggravated assault and a count of using a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Don't blame the nefarious tentacles of Florida boosters for the reduction in charges--blame Florida's TOTALLY AWESOME and tourist-friendly "Shoot First" law, specifying that a person may "use force, including deadly force, against an intruder or an attacker in a dwelling, residence or vehicle under specified circumstances; creating a presumption that a reasonable fear of death or great bodily harm exists under certain circumstances…"
Wilson, for the record, is 6'3", 316 pounds. His lawyer better hope the "threat" in the case is big--like, Nikolai Valuev-sized kind of big.
Didn't you play the part of a Persian in 300, dude?
Wilson is not currently enrolled in classes, but "would like to remain at UF." Urban Meyer will conclusively kick him off before the judicial hearing in August, and thus assert himself as a disciplinarian! It's opposite day yay!
Ahem. He'll totally be back and in the starting rotation by November when he gets his conditioning back. We're already resigning ourselves to this inevitable and sad fact of having a Lou Holtzian coach. Stop looking at us like that--we suddenly feel...threatened...(reaching in trunk...)