After what was an early blow to the 2017 season, four Florida Gators have been officially cleared to rejoin the football team after several months of being suspended last August due to their involvement in a credit card fraud investigation. The situation was on going when Dan Mullen took over the job and many were uncertain about the outcome for all those involved.
Jordan Scarlett, Ventrell Miller, Rick Wells and James Houston have all been cleared to rejoin team activities starting on Tuesday multiple sources have confirmed. Other players that were implicated in the investigation have already moved on from the program and it was widely speculated what would happen with the remaining four in limbo. Antonio Callaway declared for the NFL Draft while Richerd Desir-Jones, Jordan Smith and Kadeem Telfort have all left the University of Florida.Additionally Keivonnis Davis continues to rehab from a non-football injury and has not rejoined the team though it is expected he will not be returning.
There players were able to sign deferred prosecution agreements with the State Attorney’s office. This process will allow them, if they follow their pre-trial diversion agreements, to avoid the felony charges they were facing.
We will have much more on the topic, especially regarding the impact of adding a top offensive talent in Jordan Scarlett and linebacker depth in Wells, Miller, and Houston. The hope is that they have learned their lesson from this terrible experience they got themselves into. You can be sure Mullen will let them feel it during the offseason program…
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