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Florida Gators Suspend 7 Players Suspected of Credit Card Fraud For Season Opener
Reports surfaced last week that numerous players on the Florida Gators football team were suspected of credit card fraud. More specifically, players allegedly misused their student debit cards with scholarship funds provided to them by the school. Those players reportedly purchased electronics, then re-sold them, and attempted to claim the cards had been lost or stolen.
On Sunday, the team decided to suspend all seven players involved: Star junior wide receiver Antonio Callaway is the biggest name of the group, which also includes junior defensive lineman Keivonnis Davis, redshirt sophomore DL Richerd Desir-Jones, redshirt freshman DL Jordan Smith, freshman linebacker James Houston IV, freshman LB Ventrell Miller and freshman offensive lineman Kadeem Telfort.
“We have a small group of players that have made some choices that are extremely disappointing,” coach Jim McElwain said in a release. “Action has been taken – they have missed some practice and will miss the Michigan game. We will use this as a learning opportunity and we will have some players step up as we move forward.”
Those seven players will not be available to face off against the Michigan Wolverines in their season opener.