Easley faces possible felony charge

Florida defensive lineman Dominique Easley is facing battery charge.

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Published: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 2:49 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 2:49 p.m.

State Attorney Bill Cervone is the new referee assigned to oversee the spat between Florida defensive lineman Dominique Easley and former University of Alabama and Cincinnati Bengal football player Reggie Myles.

On Wednesday afternoon, the University of Florida Police Department forwarded to Cervone sworn complaints against both men.

Easley and Miles got into a scuffle outside the stadium a few hours after Alabama beat the Gators in The Swamp on Oct. 1.

The sworn complaints accuse Easley of battery and Miles of disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and theft in connection with the incident on the Gate 2 walkway.

It is now up to Cervone and his staff to determine if formal charges will be filed against one or both of the men.

Cervone told The Sun the sworn complaint paperwork was still being processed Wednesday afternoon and he would need at least a few days to make a decision on how to proceed in the case.

Miles told UF police that he was attacked by Easley.

UF coach Will Muschamp could not be reached for comment Wednesday. UF spokesperson Steve McClain declined to comment on Easley's situation.

Easley's attorney, Huntley Johnson, has advised his client not to talk about the incident, a move that police said stymied their attempts to get an accurate idea of what went on between the two men.

Johnson would not comment because he said he has not yet seen a copy of the sworn complaint.

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