Several Florida players face felony charges on fraud, according to Alachua County court records after they were accused to misusing student ID cards to charge items. Antonio Callaway, one of the top receivers on the team, and Jordan Scarlett, who was supposed to start at running back are the most significant players who are facing charges. Defensive end Jordan Smith, receiver Rick Wells, linebacker James Houston, defensive lineman Richerd Desir-Jones, linebacker Ventrell Miller and defensive lineman Keivonnis Davis and offensive lineman Kadeem Telfort were also named. Before the Gators played Michigan, the players were suspended after reportedly purchasing items at the campus bookstore with their student identification cards, which didn’t have sufficient funds for the transactions, and later selling the items for cash. Before his weekly news conference, Gators coach Jim McElwain was asked by reporters if the charges would affect the players' future with the team and he said "You're darn right." According to the Associated Press, Callaway transferred $1,970 from a stolen credit card to his campus bookstore account and Scarlett transferred $1,940 from the same card to his account. AP also reports that Davis, Desir-Jones, Houston, Miller and Wells made one charge each from a stolen card number.
Suspended Florida players face felony charges for fraud
USA Today | Sep 25