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BREAKING NEWS: Charges Recommended Against Gator Football Players

Update- 4:03 p.m.

The University of Florida Police Department has accused these players of the following

Kadeem Telfort

  • Affidavit part one and part two: added a total of $1,450 using stolen credit cards to his UF bookstore debit account, purchased three Apple iPad, purchased multiple gift cards with a total value $250, made numerous purchases from food delivery services totaling $89.48.

Antonio Callaway

  • Affidavit: added a total of $1,970 to his UF bookstore debit account, purchased an Apple MacBook Pro with Beats headphones for a total of $2,022.44 using stolen credit card information.

Keivonnis Davis

  • Affidavit: added $1,600 to his UF bookstore debit account using a stolen credit card information, used those funds to purchase an Apple Macbook Pro, Beats headphones and BoomStream Mini speaker.

Ventrell Miller

  • Affidavit: added $1,970 to his UF bookstore debit account using stolen credit card information from a Californian woman, used those funds to purchase an Apple Macbook Pro and Beats headphones.

James Houston IV

  • Affidavit: added $550 to his UF bookstore debit account using stolen credit card information from an Oakland, California man, used those funds to purchase an Apple iPad.

Rick Wells

  • Affidavit: added $875 to his UF bookstore account using stolen credit card information, used those funds to purchase two Apple iPads.

Jordan Scarlett

  • Affidavit: added $1,940 to his girlfriend’s, UF bookstore debit account using stolen credit card information from a Carlsbad, California man, used those funds to purchase an Apple MacBook Pro and Beats headphones.

Jordan Smith

  • Affidavit: added $3,570 to his UF Bookstore debit account using multiple stolen credit card accounts, purchased two Apple Macbook Pros with Beats Headphones, separately purchased three different Beats headphones, paid his outstanding balance at UF Transportation and Parking using $1,450 from stolen credit card information.

Richerd Desir-Jones

  • Affidavit: added $1,970 to his UF Bookstore debit account using stolen credit card information from a Carlsbad, California man, used those funds to purchase an Apple Macbook Pro with Beats headphones.

The affidavits do not specify how any of the credit card information was obtained.

Original Story- September 25, 1:30 p.m.

Charges Recommended

Felony charges were recommended for nine Gator Football players who were suspended for off-the-field issues before the season began.

At the time of publishing Antonio Callaway, Jordan Scarlett, Ventrell Miller, Richerd Desir-Jones, Keivonnis Davis, Rick Wells, James Houston IV, Kadeem Telfort and Jordan Smith had charges recommended for third-degree felonies. Smith has a total of 5 third-degree felonies recommended.

Kadeem Telfort is recommended for 30 third-degree felonies.

The recommended charges include using another person’s ID without consent, illegal use of credit cards and for obtaining property under $20,000. A third-degree felony in the state of Florida can result in up to five years in prison and a fine of $5,000.

The charges were first reported by Thomas Goldkamp.

Coach Mac Addresses Issue at Press Conference

In Coach McElwain’s Monday press conference, he was asked about the felony charges. He said, “Darn right. I’m not sure you’d be sitting if you had a felony.”

He also said, “Know this, I really care about those guys. We’ll do right by them.”

McElwain on if this is Callaway’s last strike, “You’re asking me something I don’t even know anything about. I don’t know that that’s fair.”

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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