Florida coach Jim McElwain made his way to Bristol, Conn., on Tuesday for the ESPN Car Wash.
The first question to McElwain on SportsCenter was about the Monday arrests of Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Wells. The true freshmen wide receivers have each been charged with two felony counts for shooting a BB gun at their residential housing complex on UF campus.
In a statement, McElwain said Cleveland and Wells will face consequences. He expanded on that during his appearance on SportsCenter:
“A lot of people go through life making choices. We all do. Everybody in this room does. And yet, here’s the beauty: we have freedom of choice. The thing we don’t have is freedom of consequence based on our actions. Our guys know they’re going to be dealt with. That’s the way we handle things, the way I handle things. I think my track record proves that. And yet, it’s not about that as much as the education of what you learned from your actions. And that’s the thing — as a teacher, as a coach — you go through every single day is trying to help all these young men learn from past historical data. And that’s where we’re at. These guys will be dealt with and it’ll be taken care of.”
Zach Abolverdi is the Florida beat writer for SEC Country and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.