Florida All-American Dan Wallace Suspended Indefinitely for “Violation of Team Rules”

  58 Braden Keith | May 08th, 2014 | Britain, College, Europe, Featured, International, News, SEC

Florida All-American Dan Wallace has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules.

We are disappointed in some of the choices Dan Wallace made,” head coach Gregg Troy said of his star. “Because of his actions he will be suspended from team activities indefinitely. Any decisions regarding a change to his status will be addressed internally.”

Wallace had a phenomenal junior season for the Gators in the pool, placing 2nd at NCAA’s in the 500 free (4:11.62), 2nd in the 400 IM (3:38.17), and 2nd as a member of Florida’s 800 free relay.

Wallace was also named to the 2014 Commonwealth Games squad representing his home country of Scotland. Scotland has not responded to a request for comment as to if his status is affected for that meet.

Wallace himself has also not responded to a direct request for comment.

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Fla swim
2 years 3 months ago

He was arrested

2 years 3 months ago

Anybody know what happened?

In college
2 years 3 months ago

Typical over zealous gpd

lane 0
2 years 3 months ago

wow, gotta have better judgement.

ThatSwimKid
2 years 3 months ago

He urinated on a police car and resisted arrest.

Swimkid
2 years 3 months ago

Thatswimkid how can u confirm that’s what happened? I heard something different also so the only way we can know if it comes from someone who witnessed it. So I wouldn’t post something like that unless u knew for sure.

ThatSwimKid
2 years 3 months ago

Now I bet you wish you could retract your comment when you called me out, yet everything I said ended up true.

anonymous
2 years 3 months ago

Internet says Daniel John Wallace was not violent when resisting arrest. Mugshot is not coming up for some reason.

(This comment has been edited at the request of the commenter).

Justafan
2 years 3 months ago

Just looked it up, resisting officer WITHOUT violence.

Kingfish
2 years 3 months ago

here are the charge: RESIST OFFICER: OBSTRUCT WO VIOLENCE

2 years 3 months ago

he’s a beast in the water……one crazy dude out! his facebook name was Dan McNaked! my son, on his visit to UF, saw first hand how out of control he was. I wish him luck….he will be missed!

He will return
2 years 3 months ago

Missed? Yeah he’ll be back.

ClearGoggles
2 years 3 months ago

That’s assuming he doesn’t get into any more trouble…

korn
2 years 3 months ago

is he allowed to continue to train there? if so, not much of a penalty.

Justafan
2 years 3 months ago

Looking at the charges, I find it hard to believe that he pissed on a cop car. Police probably yelled at him for something and he don’t cooperate and classic GPD overreacted

Justafan
2 years 3 months ago

Looking at the charges, I find it hard to believe that he pissed on a cop car. Police probably yelled at him for something and he didn’t cooperate and classic GPD overreacted

Swimfan
2 years 3 months ago

Um, getting yelled at by a cop and not cooperating is a problem on most of planet earth.

Get the facts
2 years 3 months ago

He didn’t urinate otherwise that’d be a charge as well. Yeah he ran but what college kid wouldn’t? He’ll be back next year too. So chill

ClearGoggles
2 years 3 months ago

Sorry to say but as absurd as it sounds, the story about urinating on the cop car is true.

rfd425
2 years 3 months ago

So, that’s against team rules?

jiggs
2 years 3 months ago

He may have just mistaked the police car for a pool.
Remember, don’t pee in the pool.

OJ
2 years 3 months ago

If the urination doesn’t fit, you must acquit!

OJ SUX
2 years 3 months ago

Hmmm…..I suggest Mr. Wallace should consider skipping the keg party next time…..Gators did the right thing ..there’s no place for this kind of behavior.

Baltimoron
2 years 3 months ago

What a mess. Unfortunately, this sort of thing happens regularly with collegiate athletes. I think Dan’s parents sold their house so that he could train at Florida…. Let’s wish everyone at UF the best.

C Martin
2 years 3 months ago

From the Gainesville Police Log:

“On the above stated date and time, the DEF was observed by LEO urinating on a Gainesville Police Department K9 vehicle. When LEO (dressed in full police uniform) approached the DEF (to conduct an investigation), the DEF started running west on NW 1st Ave. I told the DEF to stop, but the DEF refused to stop. The DEF was taken to the ground and continued to thrash his body on the ground refusing to be handcuffed. The DEF was eventually placed in handcuffs. Post-Miranda, the DEF stated he ran because he was scared. The DEF stated he made a mistake and should not have ran.”

It appears our friend Mr. Wallace was arrested on resisting arrest while non-violently obstructing a police officer after urinating on his cruiser.

Search for him here: http://p2c.gainesvillepd.org/Summary.aspx
See the PDF here: http://p2c.gainesvillepd.org/viewreport.aspx?id=635352239947984047

Wish him the best and hope this gets sorted out. Stupid mistake but hope Gregg Troy reinstates him on the team.

sven
2 years 3 months ago

My thoughts on this post:

Either…

1) Gainesville has the most freakishly fit cops in the country.

2) All-American or not, swimmers can’t run worth a damn.

3) Mr. Wallace hadn’t finished buttoning his pants before he started running.

Or any combination of the three.

mcgillrocks
2 years 3 months ago

I’m sure being drunk enough to pee on a cop car can’t help your running very much either.

Ben
2 years 3 months ago

Did he mistake the police car for a fire hydrant?

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