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Florida Gators staff member charged with aggravated stalking, court records show

Otis Yelverton
Otis Yelverton

A University of Florida football staff member was arrested on an aggravated stalking charge, according to court records.

Otis Yelverton, the Gators’ assistant director of player personnel, was arrested following a credible cyberstalking threat, according to Alachua County court records.

He’s facing a third-degree felony, according to court records.

The Gainesville Sun reported the Gators placed the 51-year-old Yelverton on leave following his arrest on Monday.

The alleged stalking occurred after Yelverton’s year-long relationship with an ex-girlfriend ended April 14, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Since then, Yelverton called, texted and Facebook messaged the victim 40 times, according to court records, which included threatening to ‘blow up’ her car in a voicemail he left.

Yelverton joined the UF staff when head coach Dan Mullen left Mississippi State to lead the Gators last year. Prior to the Gators, Yelverton was a defensive coordinator Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Mississippi.

CMPD Maj. Cam Selvey offers suggestions to prevent cyberstalking, in light of a double homicide in south Charlotte on Sunday.

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Sports reporter Jason has covered high school, college and pro sports since joining the Bradenton Herald in 2010. He’s won Florida Press Club awards for sports feature and column writing. He currently writes college and pro sports stories for the McClatchy East Region real-time team.