Florida Gators' Justin Watkins arrested for second time in three months

Four-star Florida freshman charged with two felonies, including domestic battery

Four-star Florida freshman charged with two felonies, including domestic battery

He then allegedly blocked the door when the woman tried to leave the room and attempted to physically restrain her until she spayed him with mace and escaped.

Watkins, a four-star prospect from East Ridge High School in Clermont, Florida, also was arrested in May for allegedly kicking a woman's vehicle and breaking her cellphone during an argument.

He got on top of her, pinning her to the bed again, the report says, wrapped his hands around her neck and choked her three times, once for 15 seconds and twice for about eight seconds.

Watkins proceeded to mount the victim, according to the report, and "wrapped his hands around the victim's throat with both hands, blocking her airway and impeding breathing".

As of late Wednesday morning, Watkins remains jailed.

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It's the second time this offseason that Watkins has run afoul with the law.

Following Watkins' arrest, UF coach Dan Mullen suspended the Clermont native from all team activities pending an investigation. He also is charged with two counts of misdemeanor battery. He was charged in May for trespassing near Vanguard High School after following a woman to a gas station, destroying her phone, kicking her auto.

Watkins, a four-star prospect in the 2018 recruiting class, enrolled at UF in June for the school's Summer B semester.

He is the highest-rated player that Florida landed from the 2018 class, but his future as a college football player is now very much in doubt.

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