The hits keep coming for the Florida Gators. With a bevy of suspensions already handed down, two more were racked up on Wednesday afternoon.
Star running back Jordan Scarlett as well as redshirt freshman receiver Rick Wells are the latest to be suspended. The program announced the suspensions on Twitter.
Head Coach Jim McElwain has announced that Jordan Scarlett and Rick Wells are suspended from all team activities.— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) August 30, 2017
The Associated Press’ Mark Long tweeted Wednesday that the suspensions are in part of a debit card scam that had tagged Callaway and others.
Gators RB Scarlett and WR Wells also involved in the debit card scam that has seven others suspended for opener vs Michigan— Mark Long (@APMarkLong) August 30, 2017
Scarlett and Wells’ suspensions mean that 10 Gators are suspended at this point in time. This includes the previous seven who were involved in the debit card scam as well as receiver James Robinson. Robinson was suspended for possession of marijuana earlier this week. They are all likely to miss the season opener this Saturday against the Michigan Wolverines. That matchup is one of the featured nonconference games of opening weekend, taking place in North Texas at AT&T Stadium.
Obviously, the game was lacking in star power without the likes of receiver Antonio Callaway, among others. Now, with Scarlett out of the equation, the Gators are looking like even more of an underdog against the Wolverines.