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Former UF football player charged with aggravated assault

Luke Ancrum

Former Gators football player Luke Ancrum was arrested early this morning for aggravated assault after an incident at Fat Daddy’s (1702 W. University Ave.).

According to the arrest report, Ancrum was told by the bouncers that there was a $5 cover charge to enter and that he then “threw $3 down” at the bouncers’ feet. They told him he could not enter, then he allegedly tried to get past them again, and they again told him to leave.

Ancrum allegedly threw several drinks at one of the bouncers, then “intentionally punched” the second bouncer in the face with a closed fist, causing a slight swelling to his eye. Ancrum then allegedly picked up a barricade and threw it at both bouncers. The barricade struck a third victim in the hip, causing a laceration. The barricade also shattered a glass window valued at $1000.

Ancrum was charged with 2 counts of aggravated assault, one count of aggravated battery, 2 counts of simple battery, and one count of criminal mischief.

Ancrum played for the Gators from 2015 to 2019.