Multiple UCF football players have been dismissed from the program, stemming from senior defensive back Antwan Collier's arrest last Thursday.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, junior defensive end Randy Charlton, senior defensive tackle Kenny Turnier, senior linebacker Eric Mitchell and Collier are the players who are no longer in the program.
UCF head coach Josh Heupel released a statement today, without naming the players who were dismissed.
"As of today, there are some young men who are no longer part of our football program," Heupel said. "Our team discipline is handled internally, so I am not going to mention specific names. We will ensure these individuals have ongoing access to academic and health services as we continue to support them in those areas."
The dismissal of the players come in the wake of Collier's arrest last Thursday. Collier was stopped by UCF police officers at 2:33 a.m. on UCF's main campus, where Collier was charged for carrying a concealed firearm and driving with a suspended license, according to the police report obtained by knightnews.com.
The police report said that Collier was taken to the Orange County Jail and booked at 4:57 a.m.
Senior defensive backs Brandon Moore and Aaron Robinson along with Mitchell were in the car with Collier. Nobody else was charged except for Collier.
During the traffic stop, five other UCF football players pulled up in another car and began interfering with the stop.
The police report identifies sophomore linebacker Jeremiah Jean-Baptiste as one of the players who began shouting profanity laced comments at the officers.
The following are comments that were made to the officers: "I bet they'll try to put some coke in there. You know how these pigs do,"
Turnier released a statement today on Twitter, apologizing for his role in the incident and wishing his former teammates well the rest of the season.
"This will not be the end of my era and this will not shape the way I will live my life," Turnier said. "I will fight to become a better person for all those who've have stood by me. I truly do love my brothers and will forever love Knight Nation. Thank you."
Charlton also chimed in on Twitter, taking responsibility for his actions.
"I believed my actions that transpired that night were actions of a concerned brother under the team law 'One Team One Heart Beat'," Charlton said. "I know some words that was used was not acceptable and not up to the team standard held for me so I will take full responsibility for those things and I will apologize for that."
Turnier was UCF's sack leader, with a career high four on the season. Charlton led UCF in tackles among defensive lineman with 18, along with two sacks.
Mitchell was second on the Knights in tackles with 40, while Collier recorded 22 tackles and four pass breakups.
The four along with Moore and Robinson did not play in UCF's 44-21 victory over Houston on Saturday.