Sex battery case dropped against ex-UF linebacker McMillian


Former Florida linebacker Daniel McMillian takes part in a drill during the Gators' Pro Day event in March in the team's Indoor Practice Facility as draft-eligible players worked out for NFL talent evaluators and head coaches.

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Published: Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 2:24 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 2:24 p.m.

The case against former Florida linebacker Daniel McMillian was dismissed May 31 due to insufficient evidence, according to court documents. He had been facing two felony charges, for sexual battery and false imprisonment.

According to State Attorney Bill Cervone, the woman’s conflicting stories regarding her relationship with McMillian did not make her testimony credible.

“She changed her story regarding the nature of the relationship between the two of them,” Cervone said Thursday.

The woman originally told Gainesville police that she had a work relationship only with McMillian. But during the State Attorney’s investigation, she admitted that the day before the alleged incident she performed oral sex on McMillian in her car in the parking lot of a Winn-Dixie.

McMillian was arrested April 6. According to police, the woman visited his apartment for “legitimate professional reasons.” McMillian was accused of locking the door and preventing her from leaving.

McMillian then was accused of exposing his genitals to the woman and also grabbing her buttocks and skirt, at which time she kicked him in the genitals, according to police.

McMillian, who is from Jacksonville, played in seven games as a senior last fall. He was passed over in the NFL draft in April.

Contact Robbie Andreu at 352-374-5022 or robbie.andreu@gvillesun.com. Also check out Andreu's blog at Gatorsports.com.

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