A teenager who accused former Gators quarterback Chris Leak of sexual misconduct has declined to press charges, Orlando police said Monday.
Leak, 31, resigned from his position as head football coach at Edgewater High after the team got off to an 0-5 start. Several days later, the Orlando Sentinel reported Leak was the subject of a sexual misconduct investigation.
His attorney, Tim Jansen, told the Sentinel that Leak was “relieved but not surprised” to hear the alleged victim would not press charges.
“From the get-go, he adamantly denied the allegation,” Jansen said. Leak’s attorney didn’t say whether his client would return to coaching.
Leak led the Gators to a 41-14 win over Ohio State in the 2007 BCS National Championship. Florida honored the 2006 team during the program’s Homecoming victory against Missouri, but Leak was noticeably absent from the proceedings and highlight reel.
All '06 highlights show here featured either Tim Tebow or #Gators defense. QB Chris Leak doesn't make the highlight reel.
— Graham Hall (@GrahamHall_) October 15, 2016