Former Florida quarterback Chris Leak had to surrender his teaching license after not disputing an allegation against him made by a 15-year-old girl at the high school where he coached and taught.
Ryan DiPentima of the Palm Beach Post is reporting that it was alleged against Leak that he asked an underage student — the aforementioned 15-year-old girl — to touch his genitals.
Leak was allegedly receiving a message with only a towel on when he asked the 15-year-old female student at Edgewater High School to touch his penis. This, according to an order filed by the Florida Education Practices Commission.
Specifically, according to WFTV9, the former Florida quarterback moved the student’s hand to touch his penis. The news network also reported more of Leak’s behavior, as obtained by a police report.
“The girl also said Leak later took her to get food, gave her a ride home and then gave her friend $100. The teen said she told her friend about the alleged incident.”
Leak resigned from his position at the school the day the police report was filed against him. Forcible sexual offense charges were brought against him, but they were dropped when the accuser and her guardian decided not to press any charges.
Leak may have escaped ramifications from the law regarding the alleged sexual assault, but since he did not contest the allegations he must voluntarily surrender his certificate. He’ll also never be allowed to apply for a new certificate or have the one he just lost reinstated.
The former SEC quarterback played at Florida from 2003-2006. He helped lead the Gators to a national championship win in his senior season.