Florida Gators junior safety Jamar Hornsby was charged with credit card fraud for making illegal purchases on a dead woman’s credit card. Hornsby turned himself in after learning a judge issued a warrant for his arrest. He was released hours later on his own recognizance.
According to the AP, the credit card belonged to Ashley Slonina, a Florida junior. She was riding a motorcycle with another football player, redshirt freshman Michael Guilford, last October when he lost control of the bike and hit a median wall at a high rate of speed. Both died at the scene. They were not wearing helmets.
Police say Hornsby began using the girl’s credit card the day after she died. He charged a total amount of $3,000 in 6 months, according to Alachua County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Stephen Maynard.
“I would love to hear the explanation for utilizing the card of a deceased person,” Maynard said.
Florida coach Urban Meyer said in a statement that Hornsby “is not part of our program.”