Florida Gators redshirt freshman Jordan Smith is being investigated for improper use/fraudulent use of a credit card and Grand Theft, Gator Country has learned.
Sources have told Gator Country that in July Smith made a payment of $1,007.55 to The Woodlands of Gainesville, an apartment complex near campus for “rent and other charges.” Smith made the payment online, through the Woodlands’ portal system using a credit card that was not in his name. On August 11, the Scion Group — the Chicago based company that owns the apartment complex — was given notice that the charges Smith made had been reported as fraudulent or not recognized by the card holder and that the money would be taken out and returned.
On Friday Jim McElwain has this to say on the matter
“Well, him and the rest of the guys still aren’t with us until anything’s resolved,” he responded to a direct question. “I haven’t gotten anything from the authorities. Like I said, until it’s resolved that’s the way it is.”
The news was first reported by TheReadOptional.com. Their report also included that the complex initially told them they were denied the ability to file a report against Smith by the Gainesville Police Department but that changed when the group was able to file a formal complaint to GPD on Friday.
Smith — along with six other teammates — was already suspended indefinitely by Jim McElwain following a report by Trey Wallace of “The Read Optional” that reported the players were involved in a scheme involving the misuse of student-aid cards.