University Of Florida Freshman Football Player Arrested In 150 MPH High Speed Chase With Police

University of Florida freshman defensive lineman, Michai Boireau, was taken to jail after being arrested for fleeing from police in a 150 mph high speed chase on the highway in his home state of Georgia, Saturday night (May 18). It all ended with him slamming into another driver's vehicle, which led him to spending three days in jail.

According to the police report, at around 10 pm, after being clocked going 86 mph, police went to make a stop, when Boireau turned off his lights and sped off. The reasons for not stopping, were apparently for having marijuana in the car and not having a valid driver license.

According to Monroe County Sheriff's department, the football player received multiple charges including the following: a felony for evading a police officer, then misdemeanor charges of reckless driving, driving with a suspended or revoked license, obstruction of law enforcement officers, and speeding in excess of maximum limits. Boireau must have thought he was in the video game, Grand Theft Auto, for if he simply pulled over, a lot of trouble for him could have been avoided.

That is to say, Florida's football program, has had a long history with players breaking the law, such as some might remember, 41 players on the 2008 national championship team were arrested.

And among those was Aaron Hernandez, who committed murder and then suicide while in prison. Seemingly, the recruiters at Florida seem to overlook any off-the-field problems when bringing in recruits.

At 6'5" 382 pounds, the 116th ranked D-lineman in the country, Boireau was a standout player at Creekside High School in Georgia, putting up 86 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, and 5 sacks. Notably, he had offers from multiple top D1 powerhouse schools, such as Georgia, Auburn, and Florida State.

As a three-star recruit, Boireau committed to the University of Florida last December, and has participated in Spring practice; nevertheless, the freshman's status with his current team is now up in the air. That is to say, Gators head coach Bill Napier may let the first-year player go, considering all of this has happened before Boireau has even played a snap.

To point out, this was not the only incident on the Florida football team this spring, as wide receiver Brian Green Jr. was also arrested after an altercation with his girlfriend; he was charged with battery, a first-degree misdemeanor.

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