GAINESVILLE, Florida, September 28. LILY Ramirez, a senior All-American for the Florida Gators who had been serving an indefinite suspension after earlier legal troubles, has been cut from the team after being arrested for cocaine possession on Monday night according to the Independent Florida Alligator.
"We are aware of Lily's arrest," head coach Gregg Troy said in a statement. "She was attempting to work her way back on to the team as a walk-on this fall after being suspended indefinitely in the spring. One of the most rewarding moments as a coach is seeing your athletes take advantage of their opportunities; it is even more disappointing when they don't. As of [Tuesday], she will no longer be granted that opportunity and is not a member of the Florida swimming and diving team."
As previously reported, Ramirez had been arrested for shoplifting, along with now former teammate Daniela Victoria, in February. Monday night, however, Ramirez was arrested at a DJ Tiesto concert at the Alachua County Fair Grounds when she allegedly was assaulting another concert-goer. After being arrested, police found a "white powdery substance" that tested positive for cocaine.
According to the report, Ramirez could face up to a maximum of five years in prison should she be convicted.