About a week after the season, a UF football player suffered an off-the-field hit Sunday after an argument at UF’s Keys Residential Complex, University Police said.
Aisia Shakiyla Valmyr, 18, was arrested for punching 6-foot-3-inch defensive lineman Antonneous Clayton, 19, at about 12:07 a.m., according to a police report.
Valmyr and Clayton are both undeclared freshmen, said John Hines, a university spokesperson.
Clayton told police he was punched and felt pain on the right side of his temple, according to the report. Officers then found Valmyr and read her Miranda rights to her.
She told police she was in the Keys complex and had an argument with Clayton, according to the report.
It was Valmyr’s first arrest in Alachua County, according to court records.
While only playing in five games in the 2016 football season, Clayton, a UF freshman, was a highly sought recruit. He signed to UF after turning down offers from the University of Alabama, Clemson University and Florida State University, according to an ESPN player profile.
Police arrested Valmyr on a charge of battery. Authorities took her to the Alachua County Jail where she was released on her own recognizance Sunday afternoon.
Valmyr and Clayton declined to comment.