Saturday, April 21, 2018
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USF walk-on tight end Palmore faces charge of credit card fraud

TAMPA — A University of South Florida football player faces charges of fraudulent use of a credit card and petit theft following his arrest by Temple Terrace police on Monday.

Adrian Palmore, a walk-on tight end and Lakewood High alumnus, was released Tuesday from the Hillsborough County Jail after posting $750 bail, according to jail records.

Temple Terrace police arrested Palmore on Monday just after 6:30 p.m. at the IHOP at 11710 Morris Bridge Road.

An arrest affidavit alleges that Palmore, 21, ordered food from the restaurant early Monday evening and attempted to pay with a credit card that another person had reported stolen.

Prior to serving Palmore his meal, the restaurant was contacted by the victim, who said he had been notified by his bank of the attempted use.

Palmore initially said the card had been given to him by a friend, according to the affidavit. He later said he found the card at school and decided to use it because he was hungry, the record states.

He transferred from Arizona Western Community College prior to last season and played in one game in 2016.

Palmore is the third USF football player to be arrested in the last three months.

In March, senior defensive back Hassan Childs was arrested on assault and marijuana-possession charges in the wake of a suspected road-rage incident that left him with gunshot wounds. Tampa police said Monday that Childs, 22, was shot after he twice pointed a gun at a car carrying a family of three. He was since dismissed from the team.

In May, junior defensive end LaDarrius Jackson twice was charged with forcing a woman to have sex. He, too, was dismissed from the team.

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