Shit just got realer in Gainesville.
Florida star receiver Antonio Callaway and starting tailback Jordan Scarlett were among the players charged with felonies on Monday by the state attorney’s office in Gainesville, Florida. Callaway, one of nine suspended players during the investigation, was charged with first-degree felony fraud/swindle obtaining property under $20,000 and felony fraud/impersonation for using or possessing another person’s ID without consent.
First degree felony fraud? How far can the man get that knocked down? And how fast?
UPDATE: Wait — this only gets better.
The credit card case that’s surrounded a number of Gator football players appears to have legs.
The nine University of Florida football players who have been suspended indefinitely by the school for misuse of school funds, are also under investigation for credit card fraud, by two separate police departments in the Gainesville area, relating to an additional credit card fraud allegation.
Jordan Smith, a freshman defensive end, was suspended from all team activates after a report from The Read Optional that Smith had used stolen credit card information to pay rent at an apartment complex — around $1,000 dollars.
The credit card company blocked the charge, leading to an investigation by the Gainesville Police Department. Only one other player was initially connected to the Smith case — a separate case from the student aid fraud investigation (though the second player was involved in both).
Now, The Read Optional understands that several players have been linked to both cases.
Big, hairy legs.
The nine University of Florida Football players who are facing allegations of having misused school funds, could be arrested as early as the end of this week, sources have told The Read Optional.
Antonio Callaway, Jordan Smith, and one other player are likely to be arrested on charges of felony grand theft, with the possibility of further misdemeanour charges being tagged on, according to a lawyer representing one of the players. It’s anticipated that the other six players will also be arrested, but only three players have hired legal counsel thus far.
Man, has Antonio gone back to the Huntley Johnson well again? If so, at least he hasn’t been high enough to lose that number.
Really, if you need a total reminder of why we feel the way we do about Florida and Tennessee…
Gawd, I love college football.
Yes, Virginia, there is a perfect way to end a meteor game.
If somebody’s gotta win, at least do it in the way that inflicts the maximum amount of pain on the loser. Mission accomplished.
Sorry, Jim, but I think the shark cracks with this are going to write themselves.
I bet they’ll give it their best shot to wrap things up before the Cocktail Party, though.
C’mon, Gators, you can do better than this.