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Former Gator Jamar Hornsby begins jail sentence in Gainesville



Former Florida football player Jamar Hornsby on Monday began serving a 90-day sentence in the Alachua County Jail for violation of probation related to an assault conviction in Mississippi. 

Hornsby, who was dismissed from the team at Florida after his arrest in 2007, was on probation following a plea agreement he entered into in Gainesville after he was charged with using the gas credit card of Ashley Slonina, the UF student who died in a motorcycle accident along with UF walk-on Michael Guilford in October 2007. Hornsby allegedly used the card nearly 70 times after Slonina’s death.

He was a student at East Mississippi Community College with a pending scholarship at 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 pled guilty to simple assault last August and was sentenced to six months in jail in Mississippi, which violated his Alachua County agreement leading to his current jail time.

[Last modified: Monday, February 21, 2011 5:13pm]


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