Florida football staff member arrested on stalking charge, placed on leave

first_img Alabama coach Nick Saban to return to work ‘in the very near future’ after hip surgery The woman told police she asked Yelverton to stop contacting her, adding that she was in fear of her safety and was convinced Yelverton would commit some act of violence against her.Yelverton is being held in the Alachua County Jail and has had no bond set.He was hired by the Gators last year by coach Dan Mullen. Ohio State quarterback Matthew Baldwin plans to transfer Yelverton, 51, is accused of harassing his ex-girlfriend after she ended their year-long relationship on April 14. According to court records, Yelverton texted, called and Facebook messaged the woman 40 times.The threat became especially serious when Yelverton allegedly told the woman in a voicemail he would “blow up” her car and the messages he sent her used “multiple vulgarities and demeaning language.”center_img Related News The University of Florida has placed the football team’s assistant director of player personnel on administrative leave after he was arrested on a stalking charge.Otis Yelverton was arrested Monday by Alachua County Police on an aggravated stalking charge, which is a third-degree felony, according to police records obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.last_img

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