Leonard, the 10th Florida player arrested during Will Muschamp's tenure as head coach, was swiftly suspended, and eventually chose to transfer rather than shape up and remain at Florida.
Thompson is the first Florida player charged or arrested under Jim Mc Elwain.
San Diego criminal defense lawyer Vikas Bajaj says “teenagers are not immune from the lifelong consequences that can accompany a criminal record, especially for crimes of domestic violence or sexual abuse.
Florida wide receiver Chris Thompson was arrested and charged with simple battery and dating violence by the Gainesville Police Department after scratching a former girlfriend's arms and neck during an argument, as first reported by The Gainesville Sun's Robbie Andreu.
Several different words are used to describe teen dating violence. Dating violence is widespread with serious long-term and short-term effects. Unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can have severe consequences and short- and long-term negative effects on a developing teen.
Teens may not fully understand the weight of their actions – especially if they have developed an understanding of how relationships operate from portrayals in the media, movies, athletes, and television.
Teen dating violence can have serious consequences (both criminal and civil) for abusers.
Dating violence is when one person purposely hurts or scares someone they are dating.
Dating violence happens to people of all races, cultures, incomes, and education levels.