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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has parted ways with defensive tackle Gerald Willis.

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The University Athletic Association announced Tuesday that Willis, a 6-foot-2 sophomore from New Orleans, will transfer. Willis will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Willis made headlines for all the wrong reasons this season. He missed the first two games for undisclosed reasons and got into a fight with quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg in October over a pair of cleats.

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He was kicked off the sideline at Florida State in November after taking a cheap shot on quarterback Jameis Winston out of bounds. Fired coach Will Muschamp said after the game that if he remained, he would kick Willis off the team.

Willis played in the Birmingham Bowl and forced a fumble at the goal line in a 28-20 win over East Carolina.

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