Who is Jacques Rickerson?
Jacques Rickerson is a former backup cornerback for the Florida Gators college football team. Rickerson was kicked off the team when he was 20 and a sophomore.
Why is he in the news?
Rickerson was kicked off the Gators team after being arrested and charged with domestic battery for an incident involving his girlfriend. The police report states "When the victim attempted to scream for help, the defendant pushed her neck further into the mattress of the bed and grabbed a pillow using it to cover her face. The victim indicated she was unable to breathe while he had a grip on her throat and the pillow was covering her face."