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COPY-Gun, battery charges filed against Florida lineman

Associated Press - June 18, 2007 12:34 PM ET

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Prosecutors have filed two charges against suspended Florida player Ronnie Wilson in an early April shooting incident.

The 19-year-old allegedly fired a semiautomatic weapon into the air after being chased following a Gainesville nightclub incident. He was charged with battery and discharging a firearm in public. Arraignment is set for July third.

The alleged victim claimed Wilson spat on him and slapped him in the face at a nightclub. Wilson told police he did spit on the victim but denied hitting him. Wilson allegedly left the club, pulled a rifle from his trunk and fired a shot in the air.

Florida coach Urban Meyer called the incident a "major concern" following the arrest, and suspended Wilson indefinitely from team activities.

Wilson was a member of the Gators national title team as a redshirt freshman offensive lineman.

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