Former Florida safety Tony Joiner was arrested and charged with second-degree murder on Saturday. Joiner, whose full name is Earl Antonio Joiner, has been charged in the death of his late wife, Heyzel Obando.
Joiner starred for the Gators football program from 2004 to 2007, and was named a team captain in 2007. He played in 47 games throughout his collegiate career and helped the Gators win the 2006 national title under the direction of then-head coach Urban Meyer.
Tony Joiner, a former captain on the University of Florida football team, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in Lake Wales, Florida https://t.co/1ClELfyGWv pic.twitter.com/YfD973X12T
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 9, 2019
According to a New York Times article, he was roommates with Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow during his time at Florida.
Tebow’s roommate, Tony Joiner, said it was impossible to eat a meal with Tebow without someone asking for an autograph. Joiner said there were routinely people waiting outside their apartment with footballs and helmets to sign.
Joiner’s wife, Heyzel Obando, was found dead in her home in February 2016.
It wasn’t until two months after her body was discovered that police ruled her death a homicide, and it wasn’t until yesterday that an arrest was made in the case. Joiner has been charged with second-degree murder.
The News-Press reports that Joiner had previously been arrested twice on domestic violence charges.
Clearly Tim didn’t rub off on this guy too much.
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