From The 'Athletes Are Idiots' File, I Bring You Jamar Hornsby
There are some days when I wake up and say to myself, 'man, will there be anything to blog about today?' Then I remember that most athletes are complete and utter idiots, and I know the day will be fine.
The idiot athlete of the day is Jamar Hornsby, who did something that would disgust even Doug Gottlieb. Gottlieb is of course famous for stealing his roommate's credit card at Notre Dame and charging $900 to it. But Hornsby decided to take it one step further.
Hornsby allegedly charged close to $3,000 on a credit card issued to Ashley Slonina, a University of Florida student who died in an October 2007 motorcycle accident in which walk-on Florida football player, Michael Guilford, also was killed. And here's the creepy thing, the card abuse began on Oct. 13, 2007, the day after Slonina's death.
Man, at least Gottlieb stole a credit card from a living person.
Anyway, after a warrant was issued for Hornsby's arrest yesterday, he surrendered today on charges of credit card theft and fraudulent use of a credit card.
And naturally when someone does something like use a dead person's credit card for 6 months, they of course have a clean record. Oh wait, no.
In April of 2007, Hornsby was cited on a misdemeanor criminal mischief charges when he tossed a man on a hood of a car during a fight, causing about $750 in damages.
He was also suspended five games last season for selling free football tickets he received as a student.
Something tells me Urban Meyer is going to kick this guy off the team, unless of course he's a critical player that Florida desperately needs to compete. Then he'd probably get a stern lecture about how you shouldn't do bad stuff or something, and then told to get back on the field. That'll teach him.