UF baseball suspends outfielder Bader

Published: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 1:44 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 1:44 p.m.

Outfielder Harrison Bader has been suspended from the Florida baseball team indefinitely after he was involved in a scooter accident early Sunday morning in which alcohol may have been involved.

According to a Gainesville Police Department incident report, Bader was southbound on Southwest 10th Street when he hit a curb on his scooter and then struck a parked Ford F150 pickup truck. Bader was found on the ground next to his scooter and was unresponsive. According to the report, there was a strong odor of alcohol. Bader was transferred to Shands Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

“Harrison Bader has been suspended from all team activities indefinitely,” UF coach Kevin O’Sullivan said Tuesday.

A sophomore from Bronxville, N.Y., Bader led the Gators in hitting last season as a true freshman, batting .312 with 15 stolen bases. He started 57 games.

Investigators are waiting for the results of a blood-alcohol test to determine whether Bader will be charged.

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

▲ Return to Top