By Robbie Andreu and Graham Hall, Staff writers
Seven days before Florida’s spring game, two University of Florida students say UF freshman quarterback Jalon Jones sexually assaulted them.
Jones, 18, has not been charged. He has since filed paperwork to transfer from the UF football program.
On April 6 at about 2 a.m., the two female students went to visit Jones and freshman cornerbacks Jaydon Hill and Chris Steele at UF’s Keys Residential Complex, according to two UF Police Department incident reports.
One of the students told officers “she was upset about an incident that happened earlier that night with a friend she had a disagreement with” and Jones proceeded to console her in the kitchen.
Jones “started to kiss her on her neck and removed her jean shorts and underwear” and digitally penetrated her, according to the report. Then over her objections, she said, he turned her around and had sex with her.
She told him to stop multiple times during this incident, the report said. The female student told university police officers that “Jones only stopped when she saw and heard Hill in the living room.”
She told officers she “pushed Jones off (of) her, got dressed and asked Hill to go to Steele’s room.” Then the two female friends ordered an Uber to get home, according to the report.
Earlier that morning, according to the reports, the three players and the two female friends were all in the living room. Then Jones and the other female student left and went to Jones’ bedroom, leaving her friend with Steele and Hill.
The female student said that, while in Jones’ room, the two began to have consensual sex, the report said. She said Jones was on top of her when the door opened and Hill and Steele entered the room, laughing. When Hill and Steele realized they were having sex, the two players left.
At that point, the report said, the female student repeatedly told Jones to stop, but he would not. She eventually was able to push him off of her.
A short time later, the other female student alleges Jones sexually battered her in the kitchen, according to the second report.
Both female students had rape kits completed at UF Health Shands Hospital’s Emergency Room but did not wish to pursue charges, according to the reports. UF police completed a complaint withdrawal, and a UF victim advocate was notified.
Jones entered the NCAA’s transfer database Tuesday.
“We are aware of the incident reports and have followed athletic department and campus protocols,” UF spokesman Steve McClain said.
Jones, a four-star prospect from Richmond, Virginia, finished the spring a distant fourth on the depth chart, behind junior starter Feleipe Franks, junior Kyle Trask and redshirt freshman Emory Jones.
He completed just one of three passes for 5 yards in the spring game, but rushed for 63 yards and a touchdown.
Sun staff writer Cindy Swirko contributed to this report.