Florida defensive lineman Jordan Smith is facing four more felony complaints from the Gainesville Police Department, according to Alachua Country court records cited in multiple reports.
The redshirt freshman was suspended last month amid allegations of credit card fraud and grand theft and now faces more sworn complaints. On Wednesday, the police report alleged that Smith used a credit card belonging to a man from Virginia to pay $1,007.82 toward the player's Gainesville apartment. Smith now faces two fraud complaints and two for larceny grand theft.
Smith also has been accused of using the same card to deposit $800 into his campus bookstore debit account. He is one of nine Gators players involved in an alleged credit card fraud scandal.
Coach Jim McElwain told reporters on Wednesday (via alligator.org) he was “disappointed” to learn of the players' alleged crimes but would continue to support them through the legal process.
“I feel horrible about it,” he said. “I feel horrible for those kids. I also know what it can do to wreck the rest of their lives.”
The State Attorney's Office will review the case and weigh formal charges, but until then all nine will remain indefinitely suspended.