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All nine suspended Gators facing multiple felonies

The University of Florida Police Department has sent the cases of the nine suspended football players to the State Attorney’s Office for review. UPD has recommended multiple felony charges for all nine players that have been suspended indefinitely.

Antonio Callaway, Jordan Scarlett, Keivonnis Davis, Richerd Desir-Jones, James Houston, Ventrell Miller, and Rick Wells each were charged with (Per Alachua County Court records):

  • 1 count- Fraud/Swindle: Obtain property under $20k
  • 1 count- Fraud/Imperson: Use/Poss ID of another w/o consent

*both of these charges are third degree felonies in the state of Florida.

Jordan Smith was charged with:

  • 4 counts- Fraud/Imperson: Use/Poss ID of another w/o consent
    1 count- Fraud/Swindle: Obtain property under $20k

Kadeem Telfort has two open cases with UPD:

Case 2017-CF-003493-A:

  • 6 counts- Fraud/Imperson: Use/Poss ID of another w/o consent
    1 count- Fraud/Swindle: Obtain property under $20k

Case 2017-CF-003502-A:

  • 4 counts- Pass forged: Altered instrument
  • 12 counts- Fraud: Illegal use of credit card
  • 7 counts- Fraud/Imperson: Use/Poss ID of another w/o consent

*the first four counts are also third degree felonies.

In Florida a third degree felony can result in up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

When asked about the charges during his Monday press conference, head coach Jim McElwain stated he hadn’t seen the charges yet, but that felony charges would certainly be a big deal.

There is still much more information to come as the State Attorney’s Office will begin reviewing the affidavits by UPD. The State Attorney’s Office will then decide which charges to pursue.

It is important to understand that these student-athletes are not arrested (yet).

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