The Florida Gators are an absolute mess. The team is likely to get crushed in their first game of the season against #11 ranked Michigan due to the fact that they have 10 players serving suspensions for violating team rules.
The Gators biggest loss was star running back Jordan Scarlett who was suspended for his involvement in a student-aid debit card scam. Scarlett nearly got away with his crime, but unfortunately for him he got turned in by one of his fellow teammates.
Via My News 13
Spectrum Sports has learned that a Florida Gators player implicated running back Jordan Scarlett and wide receiver Rick Wells into an ongoing investigation of a misuse of school issued funds.
According to a source, the Gators player named both Scarlett and Wells to the University of Florida Police Department.
The source says that their involvement in the alleged misconduct is the reason both will be suspended for Saturday’s season opener against Michigan. Head coach Jim McElwain confirmed Wednesday the two players will not travel to Arlington, Texas, but did not specifically address the reason for their suspension. McElwain says he wasn’t made aware of Scarlett and Wells involvement until Wednesday afternoon.
Scarlett and several other players on the team reportedly purchased electronics with student-aid debit cards, then sold the electronics for cash and proceeded to report the debit cards as stolen. It’s unclear if Scarlett and other players involved in the scam will continue to be disciplined after the first game of the season.