Unconfirmed reports have surfaced that members of the Florida Gators’ football team have been suspected of credit card fraud. Quarterback Malik Zaire and wide receiver Antonio Callaway have been identified, along with three other defensive players, as potential suspects.
The five suspects are being accused of charging over $150,000 on credit cards belonging to college girls. No formal charges have been announced.
Zaire – a fifth year transfer from Notre Dame – was looking to have a fresh start in Florida. If there is any truth to these reports, he may not be afforded that opportunity. Zaire – whose ankle injury ended his 2015 campaign – found himself in Head Coach Brian Kelly’s dual QB Offense, splitting time with QB DeShone Kizer.
Zaire has shown flashes of talent, but the pending accusation could be derailing – not only to the Gators’ season – but to his career playing football at the next level.
Callaway had a stellar season in 2015. However, due to accusations of sexual assault, he and quarterback Treon Harris were suspended for the Gators 2016 season. The accusations were a violation against the University of Florida’s code of conduct policy. The charges of sexual assault against Callaway were cleared and he was found innocent.
Callaway avoided the suspension and was a productive receiver in 2016. He contributed 721 yards on 54 receptions.
Blue HQ Media will continue to monitor this report.