Nine Florida Gators football players are currently suspended heading into Kentucky’s game against them this week, and some of them could be facing felony charges for their alleged misuse of school funds, including star wide receiver Antonio Callaway.
Of the nine suspended, Callaway, Jordan Smith and one other player are likely to be arrested on charges of felony grand theft, as well as misdemeanor charges, according to The Read Optional.
All nine of the players accused of the crime at hand are likely to be arrested, but those are the only three who have hired legal counsel thus far, also according to The Read Optional’s report.
This all but guarantees that Callaway will not play this week, which is a huge loss for Florida. The junior wide receiver has been Florida’s star the past two seasons, as he’s caught 89 passes for 1,399 yards and seven touchdowns in his two years in Gainesville.
The misuse of funds occurred in a debit card scheme where the players would buy items with their school debit card, sell the items for cash and report the cards as stolen.
The nine players involved are Callaway, Smith, Jordan Scarlett, Rick Wells, Kadeem Telfort, Richerd Desir-Jones, James Houston, Ventrell Miller and Keivonnis Davis.
To make matters worse for Florida, The Read Optional said several players are also being investigated in a separate credit card fraud case, and there are likely to be arrests made there as well. So the crap is really just piling on right now for the Gators as they play another huge game early in the year.
You can read the full report, with all its money schemes, arrests and suspensions, here.