State of Gator Nation: April 12th, 2011

I think we're going to do a roundup of Gators news that doesn't merit a full post close to daily. Please, give me suggestions on the name, format, etc. in the comments or by email.

  • Former Gator Dan Werner was arrested for DUI early Tuesday morning in Gainesville. According to the Gainesville Sun, Werner was pulled over (in a silver Kia!) for having a tail light out and his high beams on, then blew two readings of less than .08, Florida's legal limit, and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Werner apparently told police that he was driving to prevent his inebriated girlfriend from driving, and that he had consumed two drinks of whiskey in the past two hours after playing beer pong at a house behind the Swamp Restaurant. DUIs are no laughing matter, but I can see where Dan Werner getting one while being under the legal limit on a Monday night might be a source of mirth for some. Me? I'm just shaking my head.
  • Florida softball player Megan Bush broke the all-time SEC home run record over the weekend. Gator Country has video of softball figures talking about Bush's record homer, which moved her past former Gator Francesca Enea on the conference's all-time list.
  • How do back-to-back national bass fishing championships fit into the Gator Slam paradigm? UF bass fishers Jake Gipson and Matthew Wercinski caught "a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win the school's second National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship title." Congrats to Gipson and Wercinski, who I would imagine make all the fraternity members wearing the entire Guy Harvey line look pretty silly. (This picture's from 2010, but I believe their outfits are virtually the same.)
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