This is becoming an epidemic in Gainesville.
The Gators will be without starting running back Jordan Scarlett and wide receiver Rick Wells for the foreseeable future, according to a statement issued by the team’s twitter account this afternoon.
Head Coach Jim McElwain has announced that Jordan Scarlett and Rick Wells are suspended from all team activities.
— Florida Gators Football (@GatorsFB) August 30, 2017
There are no indications as to what these two players did just yet, only rumors. For now, though, it’s safe to assume that the Gators won’t have either available for not just the Michigan game, but perhaps beyond that.
According to Mark Long of the Associated Press, the reason for the suspension is one we’ve heard before…
Gators RB Scarlett and WR Wells also involved in the debit card scam that has seven others suspended for opener vs Michigan
— Mark Long (@APMarkLong) August 30, 2017
…which was also reported by the Orlando Sentinel’s Edgar Thompson…
Suspensions are related to the seven suspensions for misuse of school funds, according to a source.
— Edgar Thompson (@osgators) August 30, 2017
Florida will now be without ten players when it takes on Michigan this Saturday. James Robinson was suspended for possession of marijuana, and seven other players- most notably star receiver Antonio Callaway- were suspended due to their misadventures with school issued credit cards this summer.