The website that first reported suspensions for seven Florida players has a new report about the case, and it could be more bad news for the football team.
The Read Optional reported Thursday, citing sources, that Gators defensive end Jordan Smith is “alleged to have used stolen credit card information to pay rent.”
The story, authored by Trey Wallace and Oliver Connolly, reads: “A Chicago-based apartment company has filed a complaint to the universities’ compliance department, accusing Smith of paying $1,000 in rent at a Gainesville apartment complex with a credit card listed under a different name. Smith is alleged to have logged in to the payment system under his own login, before entering credit card details that were deemed to be fraudulent by the credit card company.”
Smith — along with star wide receiver Antonio Callaway, freshman linebacker James Houston, freshman offensive lineman Kadeem Telfort, junior defensive end Keivonnis Davis, redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Richerd Desir-Jones and freshman linebacker Ventrell Miller — were previously suspended for the Sept. 2 season opener against Michigan in Arlington, Texas.