A Florida Player Snitched On Two Teammates And That Makes Ten Total Suspensions For Their Game Against Michigan
MyNews13- Spectrum Sports has learned that a Florida Gators player implicated running back Jordan Scarlett and wide receiver Rick Wells into an ongoing investigation of a misuse of school issued funds.
According to a source, the Gators player named both Scarlett and Wells to the University of Florida Police Department.
The Gators will now be without 10 players for Saturday’s opener, but that number could rise. A source tells Spectrum Sports more players will be suspended in the future due to their involvement in the ongoing UFPD investigation.
The source says that their involvement in the alleged misconduct is the reason both will be suspended for Saturday’s season opener against Michigan. Head coach Jim McElwain confirmed Wednesday the two players will not travel to Arlington, Texas, but did not specifically address the reason for their suspension.
McElwain says he wasn’t made aware of Scarlett and Wells involvement until Wednesday afternoon.
Scarlett led UF in rushing last year, totaling 889 yards and six touchdowns. He was expected to start this week.
On August 13, seven players, including top wide receiver Antonio Callaway were suspended. Multiple reports link the seven suspensions to a misuse of school issued funds.
Geez, what a sad state of affairs in Gainesville. It's almost as Jim McElwain has lost control of his locker room or something. I mean, can you believe he's got an unnamed player snitching on his own damn teammate just days before the start of their season? And to the cops, no less?!
I suppose you could argue that the more significant issue is that nine players thought they were slick enough to use scholarship money for their side hustle. However, it's that one loose lipped bastard that apparently didn't realize that there's no statue of limitations on justice that I'm worried about. The fact that he didn't even think about waiting until Northern Colorado was coming to town to get that guilt off conscience tells me all I need to know about Jim McElwain's crappy painting of the big picture. Just days prior to starting a redshirt freshman at quarterback in a season opening game against a Jim Harbaugh-led team with a rugged defense, and he can't even stop the 75% of his roster that isn't suspended from implicating their starting running back to law enforcement without consulting him first?!
Talk about a program in peril. It's one thing to roster a bunch of idiots who are dumb enough to think they've completely outsmarted the system. That actually seems pretty par for the course in the SEC. It's a far bigger indictment of your program when those who have a stake in it are pulling the proverbial chair out from underneath each other without even looking at a magnetized schedule first.