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Florida Reinstates A.C. Leonard After February Arrest

After six weeks away from the team following an arrest, A.C. Leonard has been reinstated and is back with the Gators for spring practice.

GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 26:  Tight end A. C. Leonard #81 of the Florida Gators drops a pass against the Florida State Seminoles November 26, 2011 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 26: Tight end A. C. Leonard #81 of the Florida Gators drops a pass against the Florida State Seminoles November 26, 2011 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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The Florida Gators are in the middle of spring practices, and they have just added a former player back onto the field. According to Sports Illustrated via SB Nation, the Gators have brought A.C. Leonard back onto the field after being suspended following an arrest in February.

Leonard practiced with the Gators on Wednesday, but coach Will Muschamp says the sophomore "still has a lot of things to work through before his status for the fall is addressed.''

Here are some more details on the arrest and the subsequent suspension.

Leonard was suspended from team activities for six weeks, although he was seen attending practice two weeks ago. He was arrested Feb. 15 following an altercation with his live-in girlfriend. According to Gainesville Police, the two got into a verbal altercation and Leonard eventually pulled her by the hair and dragged her out of their apartment.

So Leonard is able to assimilate himself onto the team, but it doesn't seem like Will Muschamp is ready to give him guaranteed spot on the roster. Either that or he is just trying to keep a fire lit under Leonard.

For more on this story please head over to Alligator Army, SB Nation's Florida Alligators blog.

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