Florida allows 4 suspended players to rejoin team activities

January 23, 2018 - 6:53 pm
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Running back Jordan Scarlett and three other Florida players suspended last season amid felony fraud charges have rejoined team activities.

School officials confirmed the return of the players Tuesday to The Associated Press.

Coach Dan Mullen says "all of our players understand the standards and expectations we have of them to be members of the Florida football program."

Receiver Rick Wells and linebackers James Houston and Ventrell Miller also are enrolled in school and expected to take part in team workouts Wednesday.

A fifth player, defensive lineman Keivonnis Davis, is enrolled but is recovering from injuries sustained in a scooter accident last fall.

Those five players and two others — receiver Antonio Callaway and defensive lineman Richerd Desir-Jones — entered a pretrial intervention program in late October that could result in the dismissal of felony credit card fraud charges. The players needed to make restitution and comply with probation protocols over a 12-month period to get the charges dropped without any legal findings.

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