Gators WR Alvin Bailey released from jail in Florida after failing to make court appearance

By Adam Silverstein
July 25, 2015

Florida Gators redshirt sophomore wide receiver Alvin Bailey was arrested on an outstanding warrant and sent to jail Saturday after failing to appear in court for a mandatory hearing on June 9.

Bailey, who was fist cited on May 8, 2014, for unknowingly driving with a suspended license, was cited a second time for driving a vehicle with a suspended license nearly one year later on May 4.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, which first reported Bailey’s arrest, he was booked into Hillsborough County Jail on Saturday evening following an afternoon arrest. has learned, via a court records search, that Bailey was released from jail at 10 p.m. on Saturday after posting a $5,000 bond.

Bailey, a reserve wideout who has spent most of his time at Florida playing special teams, was a four-star prospect and a top 100 player coming out of high school in 2013.

He is the third Gators player to make news for off-field transgressions this weekend. Though Florida and other outlets were aware of a prior incident involving redshirt sophomores defensive tackle Caleb Brantley and running back Adam Lane – the two are accused of leaving a Gainesville, Florida, bowling alley on July 4 without paying their tabs – the second-degree misdemeanors were made public knowledge over the weekend.

Any discipline for Bailey, Brantley and Lane will likely be minor and internal, barring them otherwise being in good standing with the Gators and head coach Jim McElwain.

One Comment

  1. cline says:

    I guess I am not surprised by anything anymore, but I was hoping that because it had been pretty quiet thus far in the off season that kids got the hint and straightened up. SMH

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