Number of Fan Ejections at UF Football Game Hits Season High
GAINESVILLE- Florida racked up 30 points against Arkansas this weekend in their third SEC matchup of the season.
Law Enforcement tallied a just as impressive number of fan ejections from the game.
Eighty-six ejections-- Definitely not a small amount for a football game at the University of Florida.
The UF police department reports that it’s the highest number of ejections in a game all season.
In addition to those asked to leave, four people left the game in handcuffs.
Causes for ejection ranged from alcohol possession and disorderly conduct, to standing on seats and ticket switching.
One factor that may have contributed to the high number of ejections may have been the 7 P-M kickoff time
UFPD Police Chief Linda Stump explains, “It’s pretty predictable you know the one o' clock pm game or the noon pm game to 3:30 game to a 7 o’clock game, it usually is correlated with the number of ejections. They’ve had longer to party, they’ve had longer time to consume alcohol and it probably gets them in trouble for those late games."
Disorderly Conduct and Intoxication accounted for 36 of the ejections over the weekend.
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