How Florida football is responding to the latest suspension news – SECcountry.com
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The latest on Florida football’s suspensions
The University of Florida Police Department on Monday filed sworn complaints on all nine suspended Gators football players, recommending felony charges related to credit card fraud on each player. In total, 62 third-degree felony charges were recommended among nine players, with more than $17,000 being reported as stolen among the nine players, including star wide receiver Antonio Callaway and starting running back Jordan Scarlett.
While Florida coach Jim McElwain said during his Monday press conference that he was unaware of the latest revelations, he and center T.J. McCoy said they would continue to support their teammates while they find their own identity.
“Coach Mac really hasn’t talked to us about it yet. I just found out about it today, just like everybody else. I mean, it’s a distraction, but Coach Mac does a good job of keeping us all together and just kind of keeping towards our goal. And our goal is to win out the season,” McCoy said. “Right now our goal is to beat Vanderbilt.”
Florida has a starting quarterback
Meanwhile, McElwain announced on Monday that redshirt junior Luke Del Rio will start at quarterback against Vanderbilt on Saturday. McElwain’s decision is the right call, especially considering the way the news surrounding the suspensions is unfolding. Our Ryan Young explains:
Del Rio’s strengths have always been his command of the offense and his confidence, both of which were palpable during that late comeback. Del Rio shook off an