Not worth the trouble

The Dead Guy SECAnalyst IApril 30, 2009

GAINESVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 08:  Safety Jamar Hornsby #7 of the Florida Gators looks on during their game against the Troy Trojans at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 8, 2007 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Jamar Hornsby's case was delayed until Mid-August. Houston Nutt wouldn't comment if Hornsby would still practice with the team while his case was in limbo.

It's shameful that we even offered and signed this kid. Call me callous, but the credit card theft crosses a line of decent humanity from which there is absolutely no return. It wasn't his first run-in with the law in Gainesville either, just his most publicized.

And don't feed me the canned "everybody deserves a second chance" line. Hornsby has blown more chances than anyone deserves. The fact that he was recruited at all with his criminal background is a harsh glimpse into the "win-at-all-costs" of major D1 football.

Replacing Jamarca Sanford will not be easy, but Hornsby is not the answer. 2009 has too much potential for greatness to jeopardize it only nefarious characters such as Hornsby.