Former Florida DE Dante Fowler charged with three misdemeanors stemming from July arrest

After a July arrest, former Florida and current Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler has been charged with three misdemeanors, including first-degree battery, NFL.com reported on Monday.

Per court records obtained by NFL.com, Fowler was charged on Aug. 10 with battery, criminal mischief and petit theft. The former Gator was arrested on July 18 in St. Petersburg, Fla., for an incident in an apartment complex in which a man criticized Fowler’s driving.

According to the police records, Fowler was seen “punching” the man after a “brief verbal confrontation,” which was followed by Fowler stepping on the man’s glasses and breaking a lens.

“I just wanted to let people know and everybody know that’s not me as a person, I’m a better person than that and it won’t happen again,” Fowler told Jaguars.com last month. “Like I told [executive vice president] Tom [Coughlin], ‘I’m very sorry.’ I told him that I apologize and I can’t make the organization look like that and put us in situations like that because that’s not us, that’s not how we are as a team, and that’s not how we are as an organization.”

Fowler played three seasons at Florida from 2012-14 before being selected by Jacksonville with the No. 3 overall pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He missed all of 2015 with a torn ACL, then collected four sacks in 16 games (one start) in 2016.

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