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Thursday, July 07, 2022

UPD ejects 89 at UT football game

At Saturday's UF football game against University of Tennessee, there was an increase in ejections from the game and arrests.

The University Police Department ejected 89 people from the afternoon football game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and arrested 37, according to the UPD release.

There were more arrests and ejections at Saturday's game than the previous two games combined.

At the first game of the season against Western Kentucky University, UPD reported 16 ejections. The following game against Troy University had 64 offenses.

A total of 19 people were arrested at the games against Western Kentucky and Troy, according to UPD.

At Saturday's game, causes for ejection included disorderly conduct, standing on seats, intoxication and ticket switching.

Of the 37 people arrested, eight of them were UF students.

Possession of alcohol was the most prominent cause of arrest with 32 counts, according to the release.

Alcohol possession also makes up the majority of arrests for the other two games.

Other Saturday offenses include an arrest for battery and another for cocaine possession.

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