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Florida Gators Star Busted for DUI

12/1/2009 2:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

One of the most valuable players on the Florida Gator football team was arrested last night for DUI -- don't worry, it wasn't Tim Tebow.

Gainesville PD busted defensive superstar Carlos Dunlap early this morning when they saw his car stopped at an intersection -- while the light was green. When the officer approached the car, he found Dunlap asleep, slumped over the wheel of his car.

Dunlap -- who was the defensive MVP of last year's national championship game -- failed a field sobriety test, refused to take a breath test and was hauled into the station where he was booked.

The arrest comes just days before the Gators take on number two Alabama in the SEC championship. No decision has been announced about whether Dunlap will play in the game.

UPDATE: Florida coach Urban Meyer says Dunlap, and his team-leading seven sacks, will not play in the SEC championship. 'Bama nation rejoice.

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I hated to hear about Carlos Dunlap's arrest. I was looking forward to the best two teams in America playing it out on the field without distractions or excuses. Should Florida now lose, the blame will be directed to Carlos for his act of gross stupidity. And the chances of Florida losing have certainly increased. Should he be allowed to play, which is a highly doubtful possibility in this day and time when coaches are expected to play parent as well as sports teacher, his act will nevertheless be a source of distraction the rest of this week as the Gators attempt to prepare. Whatever happens now, the results Saturday are tainted. Not a good thing.

1751 days ago


Damn why couldn't it have been Tebow's big ass! Anyway Roll Tide!!

1751 days ago


It's about time Urban makes his players responsible for their actions!!! GOOOOO ALABAMA!!!!

1751 days ago

Gator Girl    

It is really sad that people are making comments about how they wished this would have been Tim Tebow, instead of Carlos. Tim Tebow is the kind of guy people should want their children to look up to. Their truly are worse people out there that sadly kids look up to.

I do find it interesting that TMZ has this on their website though. A few weeks ago three players from Tenn. were arrested for trying to rob someone with a pellet gun and nothing was posted about it. If Florida was not number one in the nation, undefeated and getting ready to play in the SEC Championship this story would not get this kind of attention. It is sad that Carlos acted this way and he will have to pay what ever price comes of the problem he has created. However, why is the good by other players not being talked about? Why is it that on the bad gets reported on? Why cover this and Tiger Woods? Why not cover that Tim Tebow spends spring break doing mission work? Why not cover Bobby Bowden retiring from FSU?

1751 days ago


First, everybody who wishes it was Tebow is bitter because he is playing for Florida and not their team. Besides, that's irrelevant because you would NEVER find Tebow in that situation. Second, Carlos Dunlap obviously wasn't thinking... he could have called numerous people but chose to drive himself instead. Everybody makes mistakes, but when you are a leader of the #1 college football team in the nation, you need to make wiser decisions. However, Urban Meyer SUSPENDED HIM INDEFINITELY so everyone who thinks he going to play on Saturday because "that's just he kind of person Urban Meyer is," you are wrong. Get your facts straight before you post a bunch of B.S.

1751 days ago

ms. independent    


and the game is on saturday, not sunday!!! y'all suck.

1750 days ago


Carlos Dunlap made a mistake and he is paying for his mistake, as he well should. I think it's sad that Bama fans will hang on to anything that may help give them an edge. What about all that talent that was on display last week up until the last two minutes of the game? Oh wait, sorry, that was Auburn's unranked talent that was superior for 98% of the game! My bad, carry on Bama fans.....you'll need all the luck you can get. Gooooooooooooooooooo GATORS!

1750 days ago

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