LINK TO THE STORY: UF football player charged in credit card fraud
GAINESVILLE -- Nice knowing you, Jamar Hornsby. Well, not really.
Hornsby was accused on Friday of using the BP gas card of Ashley Slonina, a UF student who died in a motorcycle accident in October 2007 along with Florida walk-on quarterback Michael Guilford. If true, that's pretty much one of the most disgusting things I've ever written. My fingertips feel dirty just typing it.
Imagine the Slonina family. Imagine receiving that credit card statement every month for the last six months. Tragic.
What's most bizarre about all this is that Slonina was the girlfriend of Florida cornerback Joe Haden. How did Hornsby get Slonina's credit card? According to Slonina's father, Hornsby took the card from Ashley Slonina's apartment while helping the family remove her personal belongings one day after the accident.
Hornsby emerged from spring football as a back-up safety to Major Wright. Florida coach Urban Meyer praised Hornsby this spring for showing signs of his potential. So much for that. There's no way Meyer can save Hornsby now.
Florida has lost two safeties in as many weeks. Back-up Jerimy Finch was recently granted permission to transfer.