GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Seven of the nine Florida football players who have been suspended since before the season for alleged credit card fraud — including wide receiver Antonio Callaway and running back Jordan Scarlett — have been offered pre-trial interventions.
If the players meet the requirements laid out by the State Attorney’s Office, the felony charges recommended by the University of Florida Police Department on Sept. 25 will be dismissed.
In addition to Callaway and Scarlett, linebackers James Houston and Ventrell Miller, wide receiver Rick Wells, and defensive linemen Richerd Desir-Jones and Keivonnis Davis have been offered the pre-trial intervention.
The two who did not receive the offer — offensive lineman Kadeem Telfort and defensive lineman Jordan Smith — had too many charges recommended against them. Telfort could be facing up to 30 third-degree felony charges, while Smith could be facing 22 — four of which are part of a separate investigation with the Gainesville Police Department.
Dispositions for the players who were granted a pre-trial agreement are scheduled to take place between Nov. 6 and Nov. 14.
The nine players were facing felony charges stemming from use of those stolen credit card info. They used the information to buy electronics and other assorted items from the school’s bookstore. They have been suspended from the team since August.
While the pre-trial intervention and subsequent diversion agreement might nix the criminal charges, their status with the football team is still up in the air.
“We’ve been made aware of some updates in the legal process and there are still steps to go that include the University student conduct code,” Florida coach Jim McElwain said in a statement.