Scarlett, Wells, Miller and Houston rejoin Florida Gators

Four Florida Gators have been officially cleared to rejoin the football team after a nearly seven month hiatus.

Jordan Scarlett, Ventrell Miller, Rick Wells and James Houston have all been cleared to rejoin team activities starting on Tuesday, a source told Gator Country. The four were part of a group of players that were suspended last August due to their involvement in a credit card fraud investigation.

Other players that were implicated in the investigation have already moved on from the program. Antonio Callaway declared for the NFL Draft while Richerd Desir-Jones, Jordan Smith and Kadeem Telfort have all left the University of Florida.

Additionally Keivonnis Davis continues to rehab from a non-football injury and has not rejoined the team.

Seven of the initial nine players implicated (including the four that will re-join the team) signed deferred prosecution agreements with the State Attorney’s office. This process will allow them, if they follow their pre-trial diversion agreements, to avoid the felony charges they were facing.

The situation was on going when Dan Mullen took over the job. Athletic Director Scott Stricklin helped get Mullen up to speed on the situation and the two worked together to come to a resolution regarding the future of these four players.

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Nick de la Torre
A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC