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action-american-football-athletes-1618200-300x200The marching band director for the Florida Gators, Dr. John ‘Jay’ Watkins, was attacked by a Miami Hurricane fan on August 24th, 2019 after the season opener. The Florida Gators of the University of Florida won their Saturday night game, toppling the Hurricanes with a 24-30 victory. 

The attack happened outside of Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. It is still not clear if Watkins has hired a lawyer against the assailants or against the administration for lack of security, or if he plans on filing for workers’ compensation benefits.

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Joseph David Lagrego of Englewood, in Sarasota County, is accused of causing a fatal car crash that led to the death of University of Florida students Caroline Alfano of Boca Raton and Nicole Scherten of Cologne, Germany.

Alfano, 20, was an architecture major, and Scherten, 23, was an international student who had transferred from the University of Bonn in January.

The two students were driving home from the Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival when the car crash occurred. The festival was scheduled to run through Sunday night, but the two students left early because Alfano wanted to go home to see her parents, sources say.

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