GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Safety Tony Joiner is the eighth Florida player in the last nine months to face legal troubles, a growing concern for the defending national champions.
Joiner is a senior captain and defensive leader. He was arrested early Tuesday and charged with felony burglary.
Joiner ranks fifth on the team with 20 tackles. Police say he was arrested around 5 a.m. outside the fenced impound lot of a towing company.
He was accused of pushing a heavy electric gate open to enter the lot in an attempt to retrieve his girlfriend's car, which police say was being held in lieu of a $76 towing bill.
Joiner was taken to the Alachua County Jail and later released on his own recognizance.
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