Florida quarterback Treon Harris’ suspension has been lifted, but he will not play against LSU on Saturday, according to a statement from the school.
Harris, a true freshman from Miami, was suspended Monday after being accused of sexual battery. The accuser withdrew her complaint Friday, Harris’ attorney, Huntley Johnson, told multiple Florida outlets.
LSU (4-2, 0-2 Southeastern) meets the Gators (3-1, 2-1) at 6:30 p.m. CT on Saturday in a critical game to the seasons of two struggling teams.
Harris has not participated in any team activities this week, and coach Will Muschamp released a statement Friday saying Harris would not play against the Tigers.
“We have been notified that the University and legal process is complete,” Muschamp said. “Treon has been reinstated to the team, but he will not play Saturday. This has been a learning experience for everyone involved. Treon has been honest with me throughout the process and is looking forward to rejoining his teammates.”
Harris replaced starting quarterback Jeff Driskel last week, leading the Gators to a comeback in a 10-9 win over Tennessee. Muschamp said earlier this week that Driskel would start the game in light of Harris’ legal issue. The coach admitted to being uncertain of his starter before Harris’ troubles arose Monday.
Driskel threw three interceptions last week, and Florida trailed 9-0 before Harris led a rally.