UF places assistant director of player personnel on leave after arrest


University of Florida football assistant director of player personnel Otis Yelverton has been placed on leave by the school following his arrest Monday on aggravated stalking.

Yelverton, 51, is facing a charge of aggravated cyberstalking, which is a third-degree felony, according to court records. He was arrested at UF by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office because he was deemed a credible threat to a person, according to court records.

According to an arrest report, Yelverton harassed his former girlfriend after she ended their yearlong relationship on April 14. Yelverton is accused of calling, text messaging and Facebook messaging the woman 40 times.

On April 21, Yelverton left a threatening voicemail stating he would “blow up” her vehicle, according to court records.Text messages used “multiple vulgarities and demeaning language,” which placed the woman in a state of fear, according to Sheriff’s Office. She told deputies she asked Yelverton to cease contact, believing he could physically attack her.

The alleged victim had filed an earlier report with ACSO stating she wanted Yelverton to stop communicating with her.

Yelverton made his first appearance before a judge Tuesday. He’s been ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim.