Florida football player Jamar Hornsby is back in Gainesville — to do jail time. On Monday, Hornsby started serving a 90-day sentence in the Alachua County Jail for violation of probation related to a Mississippi conviction.
Hornsby, as you’ll recall, was booted off the UF football team following his arrest in 2007 for charging gas to the credit car of deceased UF student Ashley Slonina, who was killed along with Gator walk-on player Michael Guilford in a motorcycle accident the Thursday night of the Gators’ open date that season.
Hornsby allegedly used the credit card nearly 70 times after Slonina’s death.
Hornsby was on probation following a plea agreement with the State Attorney’s Office in Gainesville. He was a student at East Mississippi Community College (who had recently signed with Ole Miss) when he was arrested and charged with assaulting a man with brass knuckles during an altercation in a Starkville, Miss., McDonald’s parking lot. He violated his plea agreement in Alachua County when he pled guilty to simple assault in the Mississippi case — which has brought back him to Gainesville to do jail time.
Hornsby was considered by many to be a can’t-miss recruit coming out of high school in Jacksonville. But he missed in a big way.