But this story is truly disturbing. Just over 6 months ago, a safety at Florida named Jamar Hornsby did something unbelievably despicable.
He 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, was also killed. And here's the creepy thing, Hornsby began using the card the day after Slonina and Guilford's death. Talk about a great teammate, huh?
Now, here's the other thing. You might say, well, ok, this was awful, unethical, maybe even slightly evil, but perhaps he learned his lesson.
Actually, that idiotic move 6 months ago should have been the end of the line for Hornsby. That's because a month before the credit card fiasco, 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 during the 2006 season for selling free football tickets he received as a student. At least Florida coach Urban Meyer kicked him off the team after the credit card incident.
So why am I telling you all of this? Because Hornsby has been lighting it up at a junior college this season, and guess who's been knocking on his door to get him to come play for them?
SEC schools, of course.
That's right, Ole Miss has been heavily recruiting Hornsby, apparently because charging money on a dead person's credit card who was the girlfriend of a dead teammate of yours doesn't bother Houston Nutt.
And it's not just Nutt, who honestly does need players. Nick
In all honesty, I'm not sure what makes me more angry, that Hornsby is getting yet another chance solely because he's good at football, or that people like Nutt and Saban, who supposedly are teaching young men how to be upstanding student-athletes, are actually recruiting him (or maybe it's also the dumbass Rivals writer who completely ignores Hornsby's past criminal pastimes, thereby helping to perpetuate the cycle).
I mean, what's the point anymore, right? Why does anyone even make the lame excuse that the SEC and other schools are somehow producing student-athletes. It's a complete lie. They're all just football factories doing whatever unethical thing it takes to win.
I just wish more people were worked up about this stuff like I am.
Former Gator looking for a new home [Rivals]