Gators football player charged with using dead girl’s credit card
GAINESVILLE – Florida safety Jamar Hornsby used a credit card belonging to the father of a deceased former UF student more than 70 times and charged more than $2,800 worth of merchandise throughout the state, according to the Alachua County court records.
Hornsby, who has spent two seasons on UF’s football team, was arrested around 5:30 a.m. Friday at the Alachua County Jail on charges of misdemeanor credit card theft and felony fraudulent use of a credit card. He surrendered to authorities at the jail and, according to the jail’s on-line database, remained in custody there until about 2 p.m. Friday when he was released on his own recognizance.
Hornsby did not return a message left on his cell phone Friday.