Nine Florida football players face felony charges

Nine Florida players have been suspended since the start of the season and are now facing third-degree felony charges.

The charges, while still under investigation, are for use of an alleged fraudulent use of debit cards.

According to CBS Sports, “The nine players all faces at least two felony charges, one for fraud under $20,000 and one for impersonation. [Jordan] Smith faces three additional impersonation charges. [Kadeem] Telfort faces a total of 30 felony charges, including the fraud charge, 13 impersonation charges, 12 charges for illegal credit card use and three charges of falsifying his identity.”

What makes this case even more intriguing is some the the players included in the allegations would be key contributors to an already very talented Florida team.

Antonio Calloway, for example, was the the Gators leading receiver last season. Jordan Scarlett also led the team in rushing yards and touchdowns last season; both of which were accused of transferring a little less than $2,000 to their university bookstore accounts.

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In addition to Calloway and Scarlett, wide receiver Rick Wells, linebackers James Houston IV and Ventrell Miller, offensive lineman Kadeem Telfort, and defensive linemen Jordan Smith, Keivonnis Davis and Richerd Desir-Jones are all facing charges as well.

Regardless of what comes of this, there is no doubt that this will leave a permanent stain on these players reputation. Whether it be when they declare for the NFL draft or try to get a job in the future, this is something that they will be unable to shake. For players like Calloway and Scarlett, their draft stock has plummeted and is not stopping anytime soon.

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