Women's basketball player suspended after arrest


Published: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 3:58 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 3:58 p.m.

A key member of the Florida women's basketball team has been suspended indefinitely after she was arrested this past weekend in connection with a home invasion and robbery that took place back in May.

Christin Mercer, a sophomore forward from Douglasville, Ga., and a co-defendant are facing a third-degree felony charge for conspiracy to commit robbery.

Mercer was released on her own recognizance Monday and will be arraigned Jan. 30.

Three of Mercer's co-defendants are facing a first-degree felony charge for home invasion robbery with a mask and a firearm.

Mercer has played in 12 games this season, coming off the bench to average 11.8 points and 5.8 rebounds a game.

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