Nine Florida Gators face at least 62 potential felony charges on accusations of credit card fraud.
Star receiver Antonio Callaway, starting running back Jordan Scarlett are the two biggest names facing potential felonies. The other seven: receiver Rick Wells, defensive lineman Jordan Smith, linebacker Ventrell Miller, linebacker James Houston, defensive lineman Richerd Desir-Jones, defensive lineman Keivonnis Davis and offensive lineman Kadeem Telfort.
The State Attorney’s Office will decide whether to file formal charges.
The players are accused of using credit cards they did not own to add to their bookstore debit accounts. They then used the extra money to buy electronics, which some players sold. Telfort faces 30 potential charges, and Smith faces 18. The others face two apiece.
Smith, for example, used credit cards to add $3,570 to his account and then made three bookstore purchases for $3,272.79, according to the sworn complaints. He also paid his $1,450 outstanding balance to UF’s transportation and parking.
Smith will also face a separate complaint from the Gainesville Police Department, which will allege that he used a stolen credit card to pay for rent at The Woodlands Apartment complex, according to the complaint.
Two other notable parts of the complaints: When the bookstore first found out about the discrepancies, it contacted the athletic department and the compliance office first.