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Report: Treon Harris's alleged victim withdraws complaint; source says no charges

A week that began with Treon Harris under a cloud will likely end with him facing no legal issues.

Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

The woman who made an allegation of sexual battery against Treon Harris this week has withdrawn her complaint, Harris's lawyer told ESPN's Jeff Barlis on Friday.

"The young lady who claimed that Treon Harris sexually battered her has withdrawn her complaint," attorney Huntley Johnson told ESPN. "I am pleased for Treon Harris and his family."


"Treon Harris absolutely and unequivocally wants to stay at the University of Florida," Johnson told ESPN.

FLORIDA TODAY's David Jones independently confirmed the complaint has been withdrawn. The Gainesville Sun's Jeffrey Schweers confirmed that with the University Police Department.

A source told Alligator Army early Friday that no charges would be filed in the case after Harris's alleged victim recanted her story.

Harris's lawyer, Huntley Johnson, maintained throughout the week that Harris was innocent of any crime, and sent a strongly-worded press release to local media on Thursday reaffirming that and detailing copious evidence gathered to back his statement.

Johnson also told the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday that Harris wants to be reinstated to Florida and the Gators football team if cleared. It is not clear when Harris will be cleared, but a lack of a criminal case and his alleged victim recanting her story would likely expedite the process of both the UAA rescinding its suspension and Florida deciding on whether or not to go forward with punishing Harris under the university's Student Code of Conduct.

Harris was suspended from both Florida's football team and the university this week, and is not expected to play against LSU on Saturday.