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Report-Suspended Gators players will be now be arrested

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The picture is getting clearer and worse for the Florida Gators players currently suspended in an ongoing credit card fraud investigation. And a report on Monday states that star WR Antonio Callaway and others (perhaps all of those involved) are about to be arrested on various charges.

Two writers from the website TheReadOptional.com broke the story and maintain, that Callaway and two others involved are going to be booked on felony grant theft charges:

The item goes on to say that the six other players involved in the credit card fraud investigation, including former starting running back Jordan Scarlett, will in some combination or all, be arrested and charged with at least misdemeanors, as well.

Further, The Read Optional site says there’s actually a second, separate, ongoing investigation into another use of another stolen credit card involving football players by both the University of Florida Police Department and the Gainesville Police Department.

The sourcing of the story is a lawyer for one of the players involved, who’s supposedly about to be charged with felony grand theft.

Bombshell stuff, for sure.

That’s because, now that the story has taken this turn, it seems more and more likely that instead of Callaway and Scarlett suspensions being up soon, if not this week for the Kentucky game, they may be gone for good from the team.

Gators coach Jim McElwain did not offer an update on Callaway and Scarlett’s (or the others suspended) statuses at his Monday lunch time news conference. At this point, however, if they or all are arrested, especially those with a felony grand theft charge, it would seem that they would be done for the season.

As we have documented, Callaway, who was arguably Florida’s best offensive weapon last year and also headed into this season, has had a checkered past with a previous sexual assault allegation two years ago and a marijuana citation this off-season.

Now, he may have played his last game for the Gators.

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